Graduate Student Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time graduate or professional degree student
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited California college or university
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in health administration and to advancing the goals of WHA
  • Current members of WHA Board of Directors are not eligible
  • Scholarship awards limited to one award per lifetime
  • Selection based based on eligibility and merit at the sole discretion of the WHA Board of Directors

Selection Procedures

  • WHA Board determines dollar amount and number of awards based on availability of WHA funds
  • Scholarship Committee notifies schools of available award(s) and publicizes Scholarship Program in WHA Digest email, and posts details on WHA website
  • Schools post notice of Scholarship Program and distribute applications
  • Interested students submit applications to WHA
  • Final selection made by WHA Board based upon recommendation of Scholarship Committee
  • Scholarship Committee notifies recipient(s) and award(s) is/are made
  • In addition to the monetary award, a one-year WHA student membership is given to each scholarship recipient

Application Requirements

  • Personal Information
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate your leadership skills and commitment to a career in health administration
  • Resume or curriculum vitae, including volunteer work, internships, and activities related to your career goals
  • Academic transcript (unofficial or official)
  • A 500 word essay outlining your career goals, how this award will help you attain those goals, notable accomplishments or experiences that reflect your best abilities and skills that are relevant to your career goals, how your goals align with WHA’s purpose and objectives, and how you plan to be active in WHA as our Scholarship Recipient.

 

Applications for our 2019 scholarship are closed. Applications will open for our 2020 award in late 2019.

Applicants for our 2019 scholarship can expect to hear back from the scholarship committee by April 8th, 2019.

 

Gail Margolis Professional Development Scholarship

WHA is proud to announce the Gail Margolis Professional Development Scholarship. Gail Margolis was a founding WHA member, a past president, advisory board member and the recipient of our very first Woman of the Year award. Gail was a mentor to many and strong advocate for continuing professional development. This new scholarship is available to any WHA member enrolled in a professional development program to support their advancement in Health Administration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • WHA member
  • Currently enrolled in a professional development program that will support their advancement in Health Administration
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in health administration and to advancing the goals of WHA
  • Current members of WHA Board of Directors are not eligible
  • Scholarship awards limited to one award per lifetime
  • Selection based on eligibility and merit at the sole discretion of the WHA Board of Directors

Selection Procedures

  • WHA Board determines dollar amount and number of awards based on availability of WHA funds
  • Scholarship Committee notifies members of available award(s) and publicizes Scholarship Program in WHA Digest email, and posts details on WHA website
  • Interested members submit applications to WHA
  • Final selection made by WHA Board based upon recommendation of Scholarship Committee
  • Scholarship Committee notifies recipient(s) and award(s) is/are made
  • In addition to the monetary award, an additional one-year WHA membership is given to each scholarship recipient

Application Requirements

  • Personal Information
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who can evaluate your leadership skills and commitment to a career in health administration
  • Resume or curriculum vitae, including volunteer work, internships, and activities related to your career goals
  • A 500 word essay outlining your career goals and how participation in the program you are planning to attend will support those goals, the importance of this award as it relates to your ability to participate in the program, notable accomplishments or experiences that reflect your best abilities and skills that are relevant to your career goals, how your goals align with WHA’s purpose and objectives, and how you plan to be active in WHA as our Professional Development Scholarship Recipient.

 

Applications for our 2019 scholarship are closed. Applications will open for our 2020 award in late 2019.

Applicants for our 2019 scholarship can expect to hear back from the scholarship committee by April 8th, 2019.

 

WHA welcomes individual and corporate contributions of any amount for our annual scholarship award. Please contact scholarship@whasocal.org for more information or to contribute.

 

Past Graduate Student Scholarship Recipients

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2014 WOTY - Scholarship Winner

2013 Rachel Hornstein

 

 

2018
Eesha Jagtap
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 

 

 

 

2017
Elena Delvac
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 

 

 

 

2016
Erica McCall
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Executive Program
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 

 

 

2015
Claire Crawley-Delgado
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 

 

 

 

 

2014
Susan Kum
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 

 

 

 

 

2013
Rachel Hornstein
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Policy and Management

 2012 Ebinehita Omofoma

2011 Bella Zaghi

2010 Diana Chingos

2009 Taguhi Sogomonyan

2008 Caron Hill

2012
Ebinehita Omofoma
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
MHA

 

 

 

 

 

2011
Bella Zaghi
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
MPH, Health Services Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010
Diana Chingos
California State University Northridge (CSUN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009
Taguhi Sogomonyan
California State University Los Angeles (Cal State LA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008
Caron Hill
Chapman University

2007 Elizabeth Navarro

2006 Stephanie Heintz

 

 

 

2007
Elizabeth Navarro
University of Southern California (USC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006
Stephanie Miladin Heintz
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2005 Estee Liebros  

 

2005
Estee Liebros
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)