CAHME Scholarships

CAHME is proud to offer to students from our accredited programs three distinct scholarships.

CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship.
The CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship is named in memory of Tim Campbell, a CAHME board member who personified a commitment to service and volunteerism. Tim believed in hard work and selfless service in his professional and personal life, and believed that true success is measured through relationships that help others reach their full potential. The Scholarship is targeted to supporting student leaders who selflessly act to help others in the process of advancing the quality of healthcare.

CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship.
The CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship is named in memory of Dawn Gideon, who devoted her career to helping healthcare organizations succeed and who herself graduated from a CAHME-accredited MHA program at the University of Pittsburgh. The Scholarship is targeted to supporting women pursuing advanced education in healthcare management and who have demonstrated a commitment to communities in need.


CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship for Health Policy
The CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship
for Health Policy is named in memory Judy Baar Topinka, who dedicated herself to a lifetime of public service to the people of the State of Illinois. This year, the award recognizes a student who served the community around COVID-19.

AUPHA Scholarships
AUPHA offers several scholarships that Graduate Students in CAHME accredited programs may explore.

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), a Corporate Member of CAHME, administers several scholarship programs. These scholarships are offered only to students in CAHME accredited programs.

The Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration
was established to create an endowed scholarship at AUPHA with the intent of creating a durable legacy to the education of students in areas and at institutions that contributed to the success of David and Linda Bachrach.

The $5,000 scholarship will be available to students enrolled ‘full-time’ in a CAHME accredited residential graduate program in healthcare administration during their second year of the program of study. It recognizes their demonstrated successful academic performance as an undergraduate, as well as during their first year of graduate study, with preference to otherwise qualified students who are the first in their immediate family to pursue graduate-level education, qualified students who can demonstrate an economic need for such financial support, and/or qualified female applicants.

The HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program administered by AUPHA. This program was established by HCA to honor a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color. The recipient will receive a $40,000 scholarship towards tuition and other expenses at the AUPHA full-member graduate school program of his or her choice. The award will be paid in four installments (August 2019, December 2019, August 2020 and December 2020). Students enrolled in accelerated programs will not receive the 2nd year installments until the dates noted above.

MGMA Scholarships
The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. (SFI) is a program that supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and future career plans, demonstrate potential to contribute to MGMA’s mission of transforming healthcare.