KHERF Scholarship

Encouraging Excellence is the focus of the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation's annual Health Care Scholarship. In this competitive scholarship, the Foundation assists deserving individuals interested in improving their abilities to provide quality care in Kansas. Any individual who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited Kansas school for health care is invited to apply. Preference will be given to current hospital employees. The guidance and application will be available by January 1, with a submission deadline of March 31, 2016.

Scholarship Program Partners

The Kansas Association of Health Care Executives provides scholarships to individuals seeking a degree in health care administration.

To support those working in human resources, the Kansas Hospital Human Resources' Association provides scholarships to be given to individuals wanting to work in HR in a hospital setting.

The Kansas Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides a scholarship to an individual seeking a degree or certification in a technical Health IT-related field. 

Previous Recipients

In the 14th Annual Health Care Scholarship Program, KHERF partnered with the KHHRA, KAHCE, and the KHIMSS to provide 32 scholarships totaling $24,000. Thirty-four honorable mention awardees also were named to serve as alternates.

KHERF received 178 applications from 161 individuals in 2015. Each application was considered by KHERF's Scholarship Review Committee according to established criterion. This year's scholarships were awarded in the following categories:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Faculty
  • Technical Health IT
  • Health Care Human Resources
  • Graduate Health Care
  • Undergraduate Nursing
  • Undergraduate Other Health Care

Congratulations to the recipients and their hospitals. Check back for the press release and a complete list of recipients and honorable mention alternates.

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