About the Scholarships 


The 2018 AHP Foundation Scholarship Application is now available.
The AHP Foundation has designated funds raised through contributions made to the AHP Foundation Annual Fund for the sole purpose of providing scholarship assistance to health care development professionals. The Foundation scholarship awards, up to $2,000 USD, to help defray the cost for an individual to attend one of the following conferences: the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute), the AHP Annual International Conference, or one of the AHP Spring conferences. 



In addition, the Hospital Development and Education Fund (HDEF) of Canada offers the following scholarship assistance to AHP Canadian members through contributions made to the HDEF of Canada:

  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a professional to any AHP conference/workshop of choice
  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a volunteer/board member to attend any AHP conference/workshop of choice
  • Up to $2,000 CAD bursary for a professional to attend AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute)

The AHP Foundation Board of Trustees will be meeting in February 2018 to choose the recipients. All applicants will be notified by early March 2018. If applicants have any questions about their application, please contact maryann@ahp.org.

Application form

Selection Criteria

The scholarship candidate must have done the following: Completed the online scholarship application, summarizing the reasons he/she feels qualified to receive a scholarship and providing a brief history of professional fundraising experience 


The AHP Foundation Board of Trustees will review all eligible applications and base their recommendations on the following:

  1. Expressed financial need

  2. Clear objective for use of scholarship

  3. Goals for career development

  4. AHP volunteer service 

Award Conditions

  1. The recipient must pay all costs up front. Upon receipt of a written summary of an awardee’s experience and detailed expenses (with receipts), the recipient's organization will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. This summary must be received no later than 30 days following the completion of the conference of choice, and the summary will become property of the AHP Foundation. 

  2. Scholarship funds are applied in the following priority:  registration, lodging, and travel. The recipient is responsible for the balance of transportation and per diem expenses. 

  3. Upon selection, the recipient must immediately submit an electronic color photo suitable for publication along with the Notice of Intent form provided by the Foundation office.

  4. Previous recipients of the AHP Foundation Scholarship must wait one full year from the date they attend the conference of their choice before being eligible to apply again. 

Scholarship Conferences

 

The AHP Foundation Scholarship recipient will have the choice to attend one of the following AHP conferences:

Leading Forward
March 21–23, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Convene Canada
May 16–18, 2018
Ottawa, ON

Annual Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute)
July 15–20, 2018
Madison, WI

Annual International Conference
October 17–20, 2018
San Diego, CA

AHP Endowments

On an annual basis, the amount to be distributed from the endowment earnings will be calculated and the available income distribution will be determined in accordance with donor intent. Since the income distribution is based on the annual earnings, endowment scholarship amounts and availability will vary. Recipients of endowed funds will be notified at the end of June 2017.

The AHP Foundation would like to acknowledge with great appreciation the members who have started and supported AHP Endowment Funds.

The Healthcare Paradigm Fund 
The Healthcare Paradigm Fund was established in 1992 in honor of the initial AHP Healthcare Paradigm team members with the purpose to provide a scholarship to the AHP Annual International Conference.

AHP Rockies & Southwest Endowment in honor of Pat Carnel
The AHP Rockies & Southwest Endowment was established in 1994 to honor four of its members, John R. Vitello, FAHP, Joseph L. Kunec, W. B. (Dub) Harris, FAHP, and Mary D. Poole, FAHP, who served as International Chairs of AHP. 

AHP Southeast Region—Charles W. Heim, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The AHP Southeast Region—Charles W. Heim, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 1994. This scholarship is for an AHP member from the Southeast region to attend either the AHP Annual International Conference or the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute).

The Brewster Terry Scholarship 
The Brewster Terry Scholarship was established in 1994 with the purpose of providing one annual scholarship to a member of the AHP Mid-Atlantic region to attend the AHP Annual International Conference, the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute) or the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. The scholarship was established by the Mid-Atlantic region in memory of Mr. Brewster Terry who provided leadership in the early years of the AHP Mid-Atlantic region.

Jack Donovan Endowment Fund 
The AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute) honored John F. (Jack) Donovan, FAHP, a perennial teacher at the Madison Institute, by establishing this scholarship fund. The scholarship, made possible through the generosity of the 1997 Madison Institute’s faculty and friends, acknowledged Donovan’s commitment to the Institute and the wisdom and leadership he demonstrated for philanthropy and the fields of health care. The recipient receives funds to attend the Madison Institute.

AHP Mid-Atlantic Endowment Fund, in honor of Rich Kief, FAHP
The AHP Mid-Atlantic Endowment Fund, in honor of Rich Kief, FAHP was established in 2001. This fund is for a member from the AHP Mid-Atlantic region to attend either the AHP Annual International Conference or the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute).

AHP Pacific Endowment Fund in memory of Mark R. McGinly 
The AHP Pacific Endowment Fund in memory of Mark R. McGinly was established in 2001. This fund is for a member from the AHP Pacific region to attend either the AHP Annual International Conference or the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute).

The Madison Faculty Endowment Fund 
The Madison Faculty Endowment Fund was established in 2001 by James E. Connell, FAHP, CSA, in memory of his wife Margaret Lucchesi Connell. This endowment was established to support the attendance of one or more participants to the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute).

The Elizabeth Luna Mourning Endowment Fund 
The Elizabeth Luna Mourning Endowment Fund was established in 2007 by Stephen L. Mourning, FAHP in memory of his wife Elizabeth Luna Mourning. This fund provides one scholarship to a member of AHP who is new to the health care profession to attend the AHP Institute for Healthcare Philanthropy (Madison Institute).