To advance its mission and values, the Rutgers University Master of Health Administration (MHA) program promotes merit-based scholarships for its students. This includes MHA and health administration third party scholarships.
Research centers and institutes and individual faculty may also provide assistantships and hourly work opportunities for graduate students.
Federal and state loans and grants are not a part of this process. You should contact the Rutgers Financial Aid Office for more information on these opportunities.
MHA Scholarship to attend the ACHE 2024 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) conference will be held March 25-28, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois.
- Second year students currently enrolled in the RMHA program
- A cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.75 (out of 4.0), and
- Demonstrated leadership in the MHA program through involvement in student organizations/activities, and service to the community and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession
- Membership in ACHE as Student Associate Member ($75)
- Registration information opens November 2023
- Scholarship recipients follow strict criteria regarding arrangements for travel, hotel, and conference registration, advance certain expenses, and receive reimbursement post-conference by utilizing the centralized business reimbursement system.
Deadline to apply for the MHA Scholarship to attend the ACHE 2024 Congress is December 15, 2023. Students must adhere to strict deadlines for reduced-cost travel, hotel, and Congress registration which expire mid-February 2024 (specific dates to be announced).
Should you have clarifying questions, please contact Professor Céu Cirne-Neves, MPA, FACHE, Chair, MHA Scholarships and Awards Committee, ceu.cirne.neves [at] rutgers.edu
APPLICATION LINK: https://go.rutgers.edu/ache2024
ACHE Congress Administrative Assistant
- A graduation date no earlier than May 2024 (January 2024 graduates are not eligible)
- Eligible students attend tuition-free but are responsible for all travel, lodging and meal expenses.
- Deposit (to be refunded by ACHE post conference) and status as a current ACHE Student Associate are required
- Program Assistant volunteer shifts to be determined
- Attend mandatory orientation sessions
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Foster G. McGaw Scholarship ($1000)
An applicant is selected based upon their academic achievement and demonstrated community/health administration leadership, engagement and volunteerism.
- Applicant is enrolled in the MHA program and is in his/her second year.
- Applicant’s cumulative GPA is at least 3.75 (out of 4)
- Applicant has demonstrated service and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession; such service may include, but is not limited to, student membership and participation in professional organizations related to healthcare management, volunteer work for healthcare organizations that is related to professional development, and/or demonstrated leadership in the RMHA program through involvement in student organizations or activities.
- The deadline to apply for the AUPHA-McGaw Scholarship is November 15, 2023.
Should you have clarifying questions, please contact: Professor Céu Cirne-Neves, MPA, FACHE, Chair, MHA Scholarship Committee, Ceu.cirne.neves [@] rutgers.edu
APPLICATION LINK: Posted in September 2023
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship
Offered to provide financial aid to students in healthcare management graduate programs.
Applications for 2024 accepted Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2024.
APPLICATION LINK: Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Albert W. Dent Scholarship
For racially and/or ethnically diverse, as well as LGBTQ students only
In honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE, the scholarship provides financial aid to racially/ethnically students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans, and expenses.
Applications for 2024 accepted Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2024.
APPLICATION LINK: Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
American College of Healthcare Executives Northern New Jersey Chapter (ACHENJ)
Annual Scholarship – Applications open in the Spring for May 2024
APPLICATION LINK: posted to: achenj.org
CAHME Student Awards for Excellence
Candidates must be nominated by Program Director /Faculty designee (Nomination requires two, 250 word essays). Award recipients will be honored during ACHE Congress in March 2024.
Deadline to request a nomination is October 15, 2023 by emailing Professor Céu Cirne-Neves, MPA, FACHE, Chair, MHA Scholarship Committee, Ceu.cirne.neves [@] rutgers.edu
- CAHME/Sachs Family Foundation for Entrepreneurs in Healthcare Management. Award: $3,000 award includes plus complimentary ticket to ACHE Congress, Roundtrip Airfare, 2-night hotel stay; awards ceremony at ACHE Congress, March 2024.
- CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship for Women Supporting Communities in Need: Award, $2,500 plus Congress as per above
- CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation for Health Policy: Award, $2,000 plus Congress
- CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship for Selfless Service to Others and the Community: Award, $3,000 plus Congress
Must be completed by a faculty member in the MHA program. You must contact the Scholarship Chair (Ceu.cirne.neves [@] rutgers.edu) by October 15, 2023.
More information about awards: https://cahme.org/healthcare-management-education-accreditation/cahme-awards/cahme-awards-program/
APPLICATION EMAIL: ceu.cirne.neves [at] rutgers.edu
Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD) Honor Society
The Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society recognizes students who achieve distinction in healthcare management.
- Academic achievement and demonstrated service and/or contributions to the healthcare management profession
- Students who will complete 45 credits by the end of the spring semester
- Minimum grade point average of 3.75 (out of 4.0)
Students complete the online application no later than 3 weeks prior to the scheduled induction date and acceptance is subject to faculty review and approval.
For more information, please contact Professor Michael McDonough, DMH, FACHE, Michael.mcdonough [at] ejb.rutgers.edu.
Life Care Services Scholarship
The Ed & Sue Kenny Scholarship was designed to promote the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in the field of senior lifestyle services (senior services include post acute, independent living, and nursing home facilities). The scholarship is open to qualified students across the country. The LCS Foundation will accept applications from July 1 to Nov. 1, 2023.