Conference Scholarship Application Guidelines

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage attendance at our regional and national meetings.

Description of Scholarships

North Central College Health Association (NCCHA) Scholarship to attend the NCCHA Annual Conference

North Central College Health Association may offer up to four scholarships in the amount of $500 each annually to encourage attendance and participation at the regional North Central College Health (NCCHA) Annual Conference.

Scholarship Application Form (Rich Text file)

North Central College Health Association (NCCHA) Scholarship to attend the American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Conference

North Central College Health Association may offer one scholarship in the amount of $1000 annually to encourage attendance and participation at the national American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Conference.

Scholarship Application Form (Rich Text file)

North Central College Health Association (NCCHA) Pat Fischer Memorial Scholarship to attend the American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Conference

North Central College Health Association may offer one scholarship in the amount of $1000 annually in memory of Pat Fischer and funded by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources for attendance and participation at the national American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Conference.

Scholarship Application Form (Rich Text file)

Scholarship funds may be used to pay for NCCHA or ACHA conference registration, lodging, travel and/or meal expenses.

Eligibility


All professional, active, non-student members are eligible to receive a scholarship one time for either the NCCHA regional conference or ACHA national conference. The Pat Fischer Memorial Scholarship is offered only to professional, active, non-student members who have never attended the ACHA Annual Conference.

Selection Criteria


  • Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended the meeting they are applying for scholarship funds to attend.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need (i.e. limited or no professional development funds).
  • In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be given based on written statement about what the applicant hopes to gain by attending the conference.
  • The NCCHA Board reserves the right to offer funds to the next ranking applicant if a scholarship is declined by the original recipient.

Application Process


1. Complete the scholarship application.

2. Submit completed application to NCCHA Secretary electronically during the following time periods:

  • NCCHA scholarship to attend the NCCHA annual conference must be received between February 1 – August 1.
  • NCCHA Scholarships to attend the ACHA conference (NCCHA Scholarship and Pat Fischer) must be received between November 1 – January 15.

3. NCCHA Executive Board will review applications and determine recipients for NCCHA meeting scholarship at the summer (August) board meeting and for the ACHA meeting at the winter (February) board meeting.

4. Applicant will be notified of award within one week following the board meeting by NCCHA President or designee.

5. To receive scholarship award funds, scholarship recipient will submit the following within one month of the conference to NCCHA Treasurer:

  • Submit completed Member Expense Report with receipts verifying conference registration, lodging, travel and/or meal expenses to NCCHA Treasurer and President.
  • Scholarship recipients are to submit an electronic newsletter item to the Newsletter Editor, with a copy to NCCHA Treasurer and President within one month of conference describing what they gained by attending the conference. Newsletter items will be published as space allows.
  • The NCCHA Treasurer will issue a check to recipient within one month after receiving expense verification and newsletter article. Remittance will not exceed scholarship award.

Completed applications need to be sent electronically to the NCCHA Secretary by the deadline in order to be eligible.

See NCCHA Board Roster for current NCCHA Secretary, Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor contact information.