Conference Scholarship Application Guidelines

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


NCCHA Annual Fall Conference Scholarships

NCCHA may offer up to four scholarships in the amount of $500 each annually to encourage attendance and participation at the regional NCCHA Annual Fall Conference. Scholarship applications are accepted from February 1–August 1 annually. See application process below.

Scholarship Application Form (Rich Text file)

American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Meeting Scholarships

Note: By submitting an application for either ACHA scholarship, applicants will be considered to be applying for both ACHA scholarships. However, an individual applicant may receive only one scholarship in a given year.

NCCHA Scholarship

NCCHA may offer one scholarship in the amount of $1000 annually to encourage attendance and participation at the national ACHA Annual Meeting. Scholarship applications are accepted from November 1–January 15 annually. See link below for the application. See below for the application process.

Scholarship Application Form (Rich Text file)

NCCHA Pat Fischer Memorial Scholarship

NCCHA may offer one scholarship in the amount of $1000 annually in memory of Pat Fischer and funded by United Healthcare Student Resources for attendance and participation at the national ACHA Annual Meeting. Scholarship applications are accepted from November 1–January 15 annually. See link below for the application. See below for the application process.

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.