2019 Ilse Almanza Scholarship - Member Application

ASHE offers the Ilse B. Almanza scholarship to ASHE members to attend the 56th ASHE Annual Confernence and Technical Exhibition, July 14-17 in Baltimore, MD.

The scholarship award is in the amount of $2,100 to help off-set the cost of registration, air travel, lodging, and other travel expenses to attend the conference.

To apply for the scholarship, you must complete the application below in its entirety and include the required documentation.

All applications must be received by May 13, 2019.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the ASHE Awards Committee based on the information provided in the application and essay.

Scholarship recipients will receive an e-mail by June 10, 2019.

Other applicants will be notified via e-mail by June 18, 2019.

All questions regarding the scholarship, application, disbursement, criteria, etc., must be submitted in writing to Charmaine Osborne, Membership Manager, at cosborne@aha.org.

Individuals must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be a current ASHE member in good standing at the time of application.

2. Must complete the application in its entirety and include the required documentation.

The following individuals are ineligible to apply:

1) Individuals who received an Ilse B. Almanza scholarship to attend the ASHE PDC Conference, in Phoenix, in 2019.

2) Individuals who received an Ilse B. Almanza scholarship in 2018. (this includes individuals who received a scholarship to attend the PDC conference and/or e-learning).

3) Individuals who received an ASHE-sponsored award, scholarship, waiver, or any other type of financial assistance from ASHE to attend the Annual Conference in July 2018.

*Scholarship funds will be distributed to the individual applying for the scholarship. Funds will not distributed to the applicant's employer/organization (no exceptions).

*All scholarship recipients will be required to complete and submit a W9 form from the Internal Revenue Service and will be responsible for all taxes associated with the scholarship (no exceptions).

*Individuals who accept scholarship funds and do not attend the annual conference for any reason, must return the full amount of the scholarship disbursement to ASHE.

*Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with other ASHE-sponsored awards, waivers, or any other type of financial assistance from ASHE to attend this year's Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, July 14-17, 2019. This includes complimentary annual conference waivers from the chapter award program, complimentary registrations received from drawings, etc.

* Scholarships are not transferrable and must be used to attend the 56th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, in Baltimore, MD (no exceptions).

Complete the application below in its entirety; upload the proper documentation; provide your signature and date to complete the application.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted for review.

Address, city, state, and zip

Please complete the following essay questions in its entirety.

Each essay question is a minimum of 100 words, no more than 250 words maximum..

Provide a statement describing your interest in health care facility management and your career goals. Your personal statement should indicate why you feel you should be selected to receive this scholarship and outline any financial need for the scholarship.

What do you see as the most challenging issue facing America’s Hospitals and Health Systems ?

How do you see this challenge affecting the management of health care facilities?
What do you expect to get out of attending the annual conference and how will benefit you and your organization

This application must include a letter of recommendation from your immediate supervisor.

The letter should be written on official company letterhead, signed and dated.

The letter should provide information about their experience working with you, as well as why they think you should be considered for this scholarship.

Indicate in the box below the name and title of your immediate supervisor.

Please upload a copy of the signed recommendation letter written by your immediate supervisor.

The letter can be submitted in either PDF/Word file format.

To upload your document hit "UPLOAD"; search/enter the document name; hit OK.

Include any comments or other relevant information you would like the review committee to take into consideration when reviewing your application.

I hearby acknowledge that I have read this application, including the disclaimers. I certify that all statements and responses I have made in the application are true, accurate and authentic to the best of my knowledge.

Sign your application by typing your full name in the box below.

Please be sure you have completed the application in its entirety; signed your application; and uploaded a copy of your letter of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted for review.

To receive a copy of this application via e-mail check the box marked "Send me a copy of my responses" at the bottom of this application form. Once you hit SUBMIT you will get a notification of receipt via e-mail.

All questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail to Charmaine Osborne at cosborne@aha.org.

Thank you.

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