Scholarships for Health Care Risk Managers - ASHRM

2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Now Closed

ASHRM is dedicated to supporting the professional and scholastic development of current and prospective risk management and patient safety professionals.  The ASHRM Educational Scholarship Program offers financial support for registration at the ASHRM education events


ASHRM Academy and ASHRM Annual Conference

General Guidelines:

  1. Scholarships are only available to ASHRM members in good standing, preference will be given to members who have exceeded ASHRM membership for one year prior to submitting application materials for scholarship.
  2. All applicants must submit a complete application and letter of recommendation
  3. First priority will be given to first time applicants. 
  4. Funding is limited.  All decisions regarding an applicant’s approval or denial of a scholarship are made at the discretion of the ASHRM Educational Scholarship Task Force and the ASHRM Board and are considered final.
  5. Scholarship covers Academy or Annual Conference registration only (travel and lodging not included)
  6. Scholarships will not be retroactively accepted for attendance at a program that has already taken place.


Applicant Criteria:

  1. All applicants must be currently employed at the professional level in the risk management, risk insurance, risk finance, health care law, or patient safety management profession; or must be able to articulate that a career change to the field of risk management/patient safety is a desired professional goal.
  2. Scholarships are considered for applicants demonstrating insufficient sources of funding to cover the full cost of the course or program.
  3. Ability to demonstrate how newly learned techniques will be applied to improve the organization’s overall risk management/patient safety program.
  4. Documentation of current involvement in ASHRM activities (i.e. local chapters, committees/task forces, Journal of Healthcare Risk Management), or description of interest in involvement will be considered.


Required Application Documentation:

  1. Applicant narrative that includes the following:
    1. Name, Address, Telephone Numbers, and E-mail address
    2. Current position held at employer organization
    3. Description of how newly learned methods and skills will be applied to improve the organization’s overall  management/patient safety program
    4. Individual scholastic experience, activities, and accomplishments
    5. Documentation of current involvement in ASHRM activities, or description of interest in involvement.
  2. Resume or CV that details work/scholastic experience related to risk management and/or patient safety
  3. Employer letter of recommendation.
    1. Applicants must provide their letter writer with
    2. Letter must be from current employer (if currently unemployed or self-employed, letter may be from a past employer defined as “an individual who serves or has served in a supervisory capacity to the applicant”.


Post-Program Requirements

  1. Recipients must provide a one page summary of their experience within two weeks of the conclusion of the event.  This information must be sent to
  2. All applicants are strongly encouraged to post on the ASHRM Exchange and/or submit an article for possible publication in ASHRM’s Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, describing how attendance at the program facilitated successful “hands-on” application of lessons learned.  
  3. For marketing and promotional purposes, applicants may be asked to be interviewed describing how the scholarship was beneficial.