Several alumni of the Health Management and Policy Programs have chosen to support the program by endowing scholarships that are awarded to students each year to assist them in their academic endeavors.
- Adrienne Astolfi Eddins Health Management Scholarship
Established in 1999 by a bequest from her sister, Janice Ellig, this $2,500 scholarship recognizes Adrienne’s outstanding leadership and pioneering efforts as a female healthcare executive and student mentor. It is awarded each fall to an entering female student in the MHA Program.
- The Steven S. Birchard Scholarship
Established in 2020 by President of Deloitte, Steven S. Birchard, MA ‘86 , this $2500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
- The John and Wendy Boardman/Amenity Foundation Exceeding Expectations (E2) Scholarship
Established in 2005, the John and Wendy Boardman/Amenity Foundation Exceeding Expectations (E2) Scholarship of $1,000 is made annually to a second or third-year Master of Health Administration student who 1) constantly exhibits professional excellence and strives to not simply meet, but to exceed expectations 2) has a particular interest in hospice/palliative care, geriatrics and/or long-term care environments 3) understands and will perpetuate the philosophy that “It’s about the care” ensuring access to the highest quality of care and 4) has a driving, entrepreneurial spirit.
Mr. John S. Boardman received his B.S.N. in 1987 and M.A in 1991 from the University of Iowa. Mrs. Wendy S. Boardman received her B.S.N. in 1987 from the University of Iowa. Together they co-founded Amenity Hospice and the Amenity Foundation serving all of Eastern Iowa.
- George Caldwell Scholarship in Health Management and Policy Fund Established in 2015, this $2500 award will support a scholarship for a deserving student in the Health Management and Policy Department in the College of Public Health.
- The David T. Clapsaddle Memorial Scholarship
The David T. Clapsaddle Memorial Scholarship recognizes a student who has significantly demonstrated growth in academic and leadership abilities through coursework, student group activities, community involvement and work ethic. Established in 2005 by classmates of the late David T. Clapsaddle, the scholarship of $1,000 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student.
- John W. Colloton Outstanding Student Award
Established by the Alumni Association of the University of Iowa graduate program in hospital and health administration in recognition of John W. Colloton’s distinguished leadership as Director of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and assistant to the University President for statewide health services; his eminent accomplishments in strengthening the University of Iowa Health Sciences Center and in building the Iowa Healthcare Delivery system; and his exceptional national contributions to academic medicine and the profession of hospital and health administration. This $500 award is presented annually at the graduation reception by the Alumni Association to the member of the graduating class who, in the perception of his/her classmates, has exhibited outstanding leadership and holds the greatest potential for making contributions to the profession.
- Mary Kay and Stephen E. Corbeil Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Mary Kay and Stephen E. Corbeil, the scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to an entering out-of-state MHA student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership potential. Special consideration is given to students expressing an interest in multi-hospital systems.
- Samuel Levey Scholarship (2 awards)
Established in 2016, these two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to two outstanding and deserving graduate students within the Master of Health Administration program.
- The Charles R. Linden Scholarship
Charles R. Linden is a 1956 graduate of the University of Iowa master’s program in hospital and health administration and is currently retired after a successful healthcare leadership career. The award was established to recognize Charles for his lifelong dedication to the service mission of hospitals and his leadership contributions.
Established in 2000 by his son, Todd C. Linden, the Charles R. Linden Scholarship of $1,500 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student.
“My father was an important role model for me and is a good friend to many inthe hospital community in Iowa. He was committed to improving the lives of those touched by the hospitals he led.” Todd C. Linden
- Donald M. Michaels, Ph.D., Scholarship in Health Administration
Established in 2016, this $1,500 award is to support one or more annual scholarships to deserving student(s) in Health Administration within the University of Iowa College of Public Health. When selecting recipient(s) it is the Donor’s desire that preference be given to a graduate student in hospital administration who has overcome significant challenges in order to reach his/her achievements in the program.
- The MediRevv Scholarship
Established in 2014 by MediRevv President Chris Klitgaard, MHA, MBA ’99, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and strong leadership potential.
- The Marilyn and Lawrence Prybil Scholarship
Dr. Lawrence Prybil received his MHA in 1964 and PhD in 1970. He joined the Department of Health Management and Policy in 1999 following a highly distinguished career as a healthcare executive.
This award was established by Marilyn and Larry to reflect their interest in attracting students to careers in not-for-profit multi-unit healthcare systems.
Established in 2002, the Lawrence and Marilyn Prybil Scholarship of $2,000 is made annually to a second or third year Master of Health Administration student with a strong commitment to working in not-for-profit multi-unit healthcare systems.
- Tom and Joan Tibbitts Scholarship in Hospital Administration
Established in 2016 this $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified and deserving student who has demonstrated interest in hospital administration.
- Frank N. Whitson Award
This award is in memory of Frank N. Whitson, a student in the Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration (the precursor of the MHA), whose untimely death prevented his graduation. The award is presented annually at graduation to the MHA graduate who demonstrates the highest academic performance.
- First-Year Departmental Alumni Association Tuition Scholarships
Established in 1993, the scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership abilities in undergraduate education.
- Second-Year Departmental Alumni Association Scholarships
Established in 1990, the scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the second year of MHA course work based on academic achievement and financial need.