GSHRM Scholarship Program Procedure

Subject: GSHRM Risk Management Scholarship Program

Established Date: July 2020


To promote educational opportunities for members of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management (GSHRM).


The GSHRM Board of Directors will approve funds for scholarships during the annual budgeting process. The scholarship(s) will recognize and honor applicants exhibiting dedication to work in healthcare, healthcare risk management and GSHRM. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at meetings and/or posted to the website.


Board Responsibilities

􀁸 The Board of Directors will designate the number of scholarships to be awarded annually during the budgeting process.

􀁸 The application and qualifications for the scholarship will be available on the GSHRM website and the deadline for application will be posted. Members will also be made aware of scholarship availability via email.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Considerations:

􀁸 A scholarship candidate must be a member of GSHRM for at least one year. (Must be validated by documentation from the Membership Chair.)

􀁸 A scholarship candidate should have limited or no resources available from his/her employer. (Must be validated by employer.)

􀁸 A prior scholarship winner will be ineligible to re-apply until one year has passed.

􀁸 No more than 20 percent of the scholarships will be awarded to representatives of one organization.

􀁸 Consideration will be given to:

               o A candidate who regularly attends the GSHRM educational meetings. (Must be validated by review of the registration and sign-in document(s) for meetings from the Membership Committee Chair.)

               o A candidate who is serving on a GSHRM committee or involved in some type of special project. (Must be validated by documentation from the Committee Chair.)

                o A candidate who has never attended an ASHRM or GSHRM conference, HRM Module(s) or a CPHRM Review Class.

                o A candidate who is an employee of a health care provider and is actively involved in the risk management function of that organization.

􀁸 For an ASHRM scholarship, consideration will be given to a candidate who is to receive some type of national award (DFASHRM, FASHRM, etc.), is a speaker at the conference or is serving on a national committee that meets at the annual conference.

􀁸 For an ASHRM scholarship, consideration will be given to a candidate who regularly attends the GSHRM educational meetings. (Must be validated by documentation from the Education Committee Chair.)

􀁸 If not currently involved in GSHRM service, the candidate must be willing to serve on a GSHRM committee or special project and demonstrate this willingness to serve on the application form.

Scholarship Decisions:

􀁸 The scholarship recipient(s) will be selected by the GSHRM Scholarship Committee based on eligibility requirements and considerations. The President Elect will chair the subcommittee and collaborate with the Program Chair Elect and committee volunteers to select scholarship recipients.

􀁸 The scholarship recipient must be approved by the GSHRM Board of Directors.

􀁸 The GSHRM Board of Directors may rescind this policy at any time.

Expenses General:

􀁸 A scholarship recipient will make the necessary travel arrangements and will be reimbursed with proof of payment

􀁸 Expenses must be submitted to the GSHRM Treasurer for payment within 30 days of the event.

Reimbursable Expenses:

􀁸 Air Travel - If applicable, arrangements must be made for air travel at an advance purchase rate by the most direct or economical route from the point of origin (traveler's normal place of business) to the destination. First-class airfare is not an allowable expense.

􀁸 Ground Transportation - Reimbursement is made for authorized use of a personal automobile at the AHA established mileage rate, up to the cost of the lowest available advance purchase airfare. All necessary expenses for travel will be reimbursed, including taxi, tolls and parking fees for travel.

􀁸 Lodging - Reimbursement is made for lodging at the facility's usual rate for single occupancy or at the rate negotiated by ASHRM or GSHRM for group meetings.

􀁸 Conference Fee - The conference registration fee will be paid by GSHRM. The registration form must be submitted to the GSHRM Treasurer at least two weeks prior to the cut-off date.

Deadlines for Applications:

􀁸 ASHRM Annual Conference  on or before July 15

􀁸 GSHRM Annual Conference on or before March 1

􀁸 HRM Module(s)  2 months prior to the offering

􀁸 CPHRM Review Class 2 months prior to the offering


Download an Application form:   or

Compete Application Online:  (Click Here for ONLINE APPLICATION)