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Scholarships and Tuition Assistance

Each year, the MHA program and David Eccles School of Business keep a careful pulse on industry happenings, student feedback, and opportunities to support applicants. We strive to align our program with industry and student needs, including providing scholarships and tuition assistance opportunities.

All program applications submitted and completed by priority deadlines are eligible to receive information about scholarships. The top, most competitive applicants in each round may receive scholarship awards with their admissions decision without submitting a separate scholarship application. You will receive information on how to apply for scholarships only if you are admitted into the program.

Beginning with Spring 2020 applicants, all University of Utah alumni are eligible for a 10% tuition scholarship once admitted to the Eccles School MHA program. You can qualify for this award by including the University of Utah as your degree-granting institution as well as uploading unofficial transcripts on your program application.

Students who receive this exclusive award are also eligible to receive additional funding and scholarships. Once admitted to the MHA or PMHA program and your degree is verified by the University of Utah Graduate School, you’ll receive more information about your scholarship. Please contact us with any questions at MHAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu.

Each year, the MHA program and David Eccles School of Business provides scholarship opportunities for our exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and the University.  Scholarship decisions will be made for Full-Time MHA applicants who have submitted their application and submitted their scholarship essay prior to the April 1st priority deadline.  Admitted applicants for the Full-Time MHA program can find their scholarship essay prompt in their admissions packet.

Award Amounts

The amount of a scholarship award depends on the competitiveness of the admitted applicant pool. For the Fall 2018 Full-Time MHA cohort, awards ranged from $1,500 to $25,000 in total value.

Eligibility

Students eligible for scholarship funds are those who have applied for the Full-Time MHA program and have submitted their scholarship application prior to the April 1st priority deadline. Eligible students must have also graduated from their undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  Professional MHA (PMHA) and MHA dual-degree students will be considered for scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Both domestic and international students are eligible for scholarships. Please contact us with any questions at MHAInfo@eccles.utah.edu 

New: First Ascent Students Scholarship

The MHA program and the David Eccles School of Business is proud to announce the introduction of the new First Ascent Students scholarship. The MHA program is committed to making the dream of higher education a reality for all students, in which this scholarship is designed to help promote diversity and encourage and enable healthcare focused students with financial need to attend the MHA program at the University of Utah. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to share their unique story and diverse perspectives through their participation in the classroom, MHA-related events and other on-campus activities.

The First Ascent Students scholarship attracts students from various diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education and graduate-level programs. The First Ascent Students scholarship gives preference to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Significant financial need (as defined by the Federal Government)
  • First-generation college students*
  • Plan to pursue a career in healthcare
  • Apply to the Full-Time MHA program prior to April 1st

Eligibility for the First Ascent Students scholarship

Eligible students for the First Ascent Students scholarship are those who have applied for the Full-Time MHA program and have submitted their scholarship application prior to the April 1st priority deadline. Eligible students must have also graduated from their undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Professional MHA (PMHA) and MHA dual-degree students will be considered for scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Both domestic and international students are eligible for scholarships. Please contact us with any questions at MHAInfo@eccles.utah.edu

*First-generation is defined as neither parent has received a 4-year college degree from a university within the United States

Applicants who do not qualify for resident tuition may be eligible to receive non-resident tuition assistance through the University of Utah’s Office of Admissions. Out-of-state applicants with a Utah address may be eligible for the Residency Reclassification Application, allowing graduate students to receive in-state tuition. For additional information, please email MHAInfo@eccles.utah.edu

The MHA program is approved as a WRGP program for non-residents. The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows master’s, graduate certificate and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE-member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

The WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. For more information about the WGRP program, visit WICHE online.

For more information about this program and other financial aid opportunities, please contact us at MHAInfo@Eccles.Utah.edu.

Additional Funding Sources

A number of scholarships are available through the Office for Equity and Diversity. Learn more and apply here.

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is supported by the ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. To qualify for one of the below scholarships, you must be enrolled in the University of Utah’s MHA program and be a member of MGMA. Since these scholarships are all under the same umbrella, if you apply for one, you are automatically a candidate for all of them.

  • Harry J. Harwick Scholarship
  • Andrea M. Rossiter, FACMPE Scholarship
  • Leaders Scholarship
  • MGMA Western Section Scholarship
  • Richard L. Davis, FACMPE – Managers Scholarship

For more information and how to apply for these scholarships, please click here.

The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization established to develop business leaders and improve business education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities.  Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.

For more information and how to apply for this scholarship, please click here.

HCA is proud to sponsor the HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program. This program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in the University of Utah’s MHA program and be a member of AUPHA.

For more information and how to apply for this scholarship, please click here.

The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support women-identified lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient’s school and are applied toward tuition.

For more information and how to apply for this scholarship, please click here.