Awards Program

CAHME Awards Program

CAHME celebrates students and CAHME accredited programs who exemplify our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education. Award recipients receive a scholarship or grant, recognition in CAHME and partner media, complimentary tickets and accommadation at the awards ceremony at ACHE, and a physical award to commemorate their achievement.

2025 CAHME Award applications open in August 2024.

Who Can Apply?


Students in CAHME Accredited programs can be nominated by their program director.


Programs that are CAHME Accredited or Certified.

CAHME Award Ceremony at ACHE

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CAHME Awards Ceremony

March 24, 2024

American College of Healthcare Executives Congress, Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to a student scholarship?

CAHME Scholarships are available to students in CAHME Accredited and CAHME Certified Programs. Students must ask their University Program Director to nominate them to a scholarship. There are six scholarships available. 

What awards are available to programs?

Programmatic awards are available to CAHME Accredited, CAHME Certified in Healthcare Quality and Safety, and CAHME Certified in Population Health Management programs. There are two programmatic awards available this year: CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice and CAHME/George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award for the Development of Educational Skills Focusing on Invention, Evaluation, and Adoption of Innovation in Healthcare.

Applications must be complete by a University Program Director, or Faculty on behalf of the University Program Director.


How do I apply to the student fellowship?

Students in CAHME Accredited and Certified programs are eligible for the CAHME/The Joint Commission Fellowship Award for Advancing Sustainable Health Care fellowship. Students can apply themselves for the fellowship, however it required to have a letter of recommendation from their attending University Program Director. CAHME encourages students to contact their program director prior to the application process.  

When will I be notified of next steps for scholarships and awards?

All applications and nominations are reviewed by blue-ribbon panels in December. All program directors and students that were nominated are notified of a decision in January. 

When is the CAHME Awards Ceremony?

The CAHME awards ceremony at ACHE is held on the Sunday before Congress begins. Awards recipients and scholarships winners are honored at the ceremony and receive complimentary tickets. All recipients are invited to speak at the podium and get an opportunity to network with leading healthcare academics and practitioners. 

Can I apply to multiple awards and scholarships?

Programs can apply to more than one award. Previous programmatic award recipients can apply again if it has been three or more years since the year they received the award. 

Students can be nominated to multiple scholarships. 

For More Information:

Dana Alexander, MHA
Communications and Engagement Manager
301-298-1820 ext. 6