September 13-16, 2020   |   Hyatt Regency   |   Chicago, IL

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Scholarship Program

2019 SHSMD Connections Scholarship Program

Sponsored in part by Prairie Dog|TCG

Are budget constraints preventing you from attending SHSMD Connections? SHSMD and Prairie Dog|TCG proudly support the 2019 SHSMD Connections Scholarship Program, which offers tuition assistance for the health care strategy event of the year. Apply today! 

Scholarship recipients will receive the following (a $1,105 value):

  • Complimentary registration to 2019 SHSMD Connections in Nashville, TN, including up to two preconference workshops (Transportation and hotel not included)

  • Access to the 2019 SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference (session recordings), available following the conference

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019


Applicants must be:

  • SHSMD members in good standing (non-members may also apply; must join SHSMD if selected)

  • Currently—or within the past 18 months—employed by a health care organization or an organization that supports health care organizations.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Overall financial need for scholarship (35%)

  • Personal statement and rationale (25%)

  • Letter of recommendation (20%) from manager, department head or CEO (or professional reference if unemployed or working as a freelancer/independent contractor), including signature and statements attesting to the applicant’s:

    • Relevant work experience and responsibilities

    • Need for professional development

    • Financial need (omit if unemployed)

  • Professional achievement and goals (10%)

  • Involvement with SHSMD (5%)

  • Prior use of learnings from an educational session or conference (5%)

Application Process

To submit your application and recommendation letter, please complete this application form no later than May 30, 2019.

NOTE: We recommend that you use this preview file to conduct any pre-work before completing the online application form.

All applicants will be notified by July 31, 2019. Applicants are encouraged not to register for SHSMD Connections until after they are notified; early-bird rates will be honored for any applicants not awarded scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of confirmed travel arrangements (transportation and hotel) within two weeks of notification of the scholarship award.

From Past Recipients

“The topics were diverse, the conversations lively, and the insights invaluable. I returned to the office with increased knowledge and confidence. I would not have been able to attend without this scholarship.”

“I found the conference to be enlightening and invigorating, and I met a lot of great people. Thank you for offering this scholarship. It made all the difference.”

“It was my first time attending and I still cherish the memories, knowledge, and experience I gained.”

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