Each year, a $1,500 stipend is awarded to up to four graduate students with diverse backgrounds exemplifying a commitment to the betterment of the healthcare ecosystem, with the hope of one day “paying it forward”.
This scholarship, named in memory of Leonard Achan Sr., was founded by a member and former HLNY Award of Distinction Recipient, Leonard Achan Jr, who funded the initial scholarship for 5 years and created an evergreen platform for healthcare leaders and companies to participate to bring awareness to health equity and the need for raising and guiding future leaders committed to changing the healthcare equity landscape in New York.
Most notably, scholarship award recipients will be assigned mentors for their last graduate year through the vast network of HLNY. Mentorship will be curated and introduced with a one hour minimum per month commitment for remote or in-person mentorship and advisement meetings with scholarship recipients for a one (1) year period upon graduation.
Candidates must be scheduled to graduate from any allied health administration degree program e.g. MPH, MPA, MHA, MBA (health concentration) or another accredited administrative degree program in any healthcare arena within the next 2 years, show dedicated Community Service work to underprivileged communities or patient populations in New York with a recommendation/letter of support attesting to this work, and an essay (max 600 words) outlining the candidate’s current or aspiring commitment to the betterment of the healthcare ecosystem.
Download: HLNY Scholarship Description
Download: HLNY Scholarship Application
Please note: ALL required materials must be submitted via email by October 23, 2020. Must be an active member of ACHE, or have intentions to become a member within 3 months if not currently active.