TKoster’s Charitable Innovated Health Care Award

The Call for Applications for the 2024 awards cycle has CLOSED.
Submit an application by February 7, 2024.


The TKoster’s Charitable Innovated Health Care Award was established by Teresa Koster to support efforts to provide quality health care for students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to student health centers and their staff for the development of innovative practices that improve access to quality health care for students.

The TKoster’s Charitable Innovated Health Care Award Funding Opportunity will provide $3,500 to help fund the development of creative solutions to access issues specifically related to:

  1. Understanding students’ health care needs and perspectives.
  2. Assessing students’ knowledge of available health services and their appropriate utilization.
  3. Strengthening methods of health care delivery, including the development of community and public health strategies that reach out to populations at risk.
  4. Strengthening the use of technology to integrate health service delivery with an educational system focused on appropriate utilization of health services and improved health status.
  5. Creating innovative strategies that support student’s access to needed health care services.

American College Health Association institutional or individual members are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to put together project proposals that develop or utilize partnerships on their campuses and that demonstrate internal financial and in-kind support.

Funding Proposal Materials

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This award was previously known as the Gallagher Koster Innovative Practices in College Health Fund.

Past Funding and Writing Prize Recipients