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 Scholarship Awards

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) is pleased to offer three (3) scholarship
opportunities to attend the ACH virtual Research Forum, June 26-27, 2020.


The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.


Scholarship Award Guidelines:
1. Scholarship funding will be awarded through the provision of complimentary registration.
2. If the scholarship recipient is unable to attend the conference, all scholarship funds are forfeited.

Please note:
Students are eligible to apply for all scholarship offerings.
Applicants may submit an application for multiple scholarships, if eligible, but only one scholarship will be awarded per individual.
Scholars agree to attend the conference in its entirety.

Specific eligibility requirements and scholarship details will be provided below for each of the three (3) different scholarship offerings.

 

Health Equity Scholarship

ACH envisions a health care system where all patients, healthcare professionals, trainees and researchers feel valued, are treated equitably with respect, compassion, understanding, and are actively engaged in healthcare processes and decisions. These scholarships are motivated by the organization’s commitment to training under-represented healthcare professionals and to reducing healthcare disparities.
 

Scholarship Award:
ACH will award four (4) complimentary registrations.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship

ACH endeavors to increase diversity in perspective, expertise, and insights in health communication and relationship-based healthcare at the upcoming ACH Research Forum. This funding is intended to support scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have not previously attended the ACH Research Forum and may otherwise be unable to attend. Eligible scholars include faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral students in humanities or social sciences departments or fields whose work focuses on patient-clinician communication and relationships.
 
Scholarship Award:
ACH will award four (4) complimentary registrations. 

Priority will be given to those applicants who:
1. Are a 1st time ACH Research Forum attendee;
2. Submit an abstract for consideration; and
3. Are a scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences from areas of health communication, communication studies, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, rhetoric, or health information technology (HIT) OR whose work focuses on communication and relationship-centered care in health contexts.

 
Local Student Registration Scholarship

In order to encourage students to share local perspectives on their health communication research, we are pleased to offer five (5) student registration scholarships.
 
ACH endeavors to increase diversity in perspective, and insights in health communication and relationship-based healthcare at the upcoming ACH Research Forum. This funding is intended to support local student scholars who may have not previously attended the ACH Research Forum and may otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations. Eligible student scholars include undergraduate and post graduate studies.
 
Scholarship Award:
ACH will award five (5) student registration scholarships. 

Priority will be given to those applicants who:
1. Are a 1st time ACH Research Forum attendee;
2. Submit an abstract for consideration; and
3. Provide documentation verifying undergraduate or post graduate student status.

Please note:
  • Scholarship funds will be awarded in the form of a complimentary student registration for the ACH Research Forum in 2020.
  • Applicant is required to be a student member of ACH to be considered for scholarship (it's free - click here to join!)