2017 SHSMD Connections Scholarship Program

Sponsored in part by Pairie Dog |TCG

Are budget constraints preventing you from attending SHSMD Connections? SHSMD and Prairie Dog|TCG proudly support the 2017 SHSMD Connections Scholarship Program, which offers tuition assistance for the healthcare strategy event of the year. Apply today!

Scholarship recipients will receive one of the following:

  • Complimentary registration to 2017 SHSMD Connections in Orlando, FL, September 24–27, including up to two preconference workshops
    ($1,095 value | transportation and hotel not included)
  • Complete access to the 2017 SHSMD Connections Virtual Conference (session recordings), available following the conference
    ($395 value)

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Applicants must be:

  • SHSMD members in good standing (nonmembers may also apply; must join SHSMD if selected)
  • Currently—or within the past 18 months—employed by a healthcare provider-based organization or company supporting healthcare marketing, communications, strategic planning, physician relations, or business development

Scholarship Criteria

  • Overall financial need for scholarship
  • Personal statement and rationale
  • Letter of recommendation from manager, department head, or CEO (or professional reference if unemployed), including signature and statements attesting to the applicant’s:
  • Relevant work experience and responsibilities
  • Need for professional development
  • Financial need (omit if unemployed)
  • Professional achievement and goals
  • Tenure in healthcare
  • Involvement with SHSMD
  • Prior use of SHSMD Connections information

Application Process
To submit your application and recommendation letter, please complete this online application form no later than April 30, 2017. NOTE: This downloadable form can be used to conduct any pre-work before completing the online nomination form.

All applicants will be notified by July 31, 2017. Applicants are encouraged not to register for SHSMD Connections until after they are notified; early-bird rates will be honored for any applicants not awarded scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be required to provide proof of confirmed travel arrangements (transportation and hotel) within two weeks of notification of the scholarship award.

From Past Recipients

“The topics were diverse, the conversations lively, and the insights invaluable. I returned to the office with increased knowledge and confidence. I would not have been able to attend without this scholarship.”

“I found the conference to be enlightening and invigorating, and I met a lot of great people. Thank you for offering this scholarship. It made all the difference.”

“It was my first time attending and I still cherish the memories, knowledge, and experience I gained.”


View the official rules for the 2017 SHSMD Connections Scholarship Program