To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Michael K. Miller Scholarship Program, the AAMI Foundation will award 10 scholarships to students pursuing a career in a healthcare technology management (HTM) field. So far, the AAMI Foundation has awarded a total of $99,000 to 35 students to help fund their education.
“We’ve come a long way in the last decade—from awarding two, $2,500 scholarships to ten scholarships at $3,000 each in 2020,” says Steve Campbell, executive director of the AAMI Foundation. “These scholarships are vitally important to help the next generation of professionals who will ensure that health technology is both safe and effective.”
To top it off, all scholarships recipients will receive for the first time an all-expense paid trip to attend the AAMI Exchange, June 12-15, 2020, in New Orleans. “This conference experience will be a great way for the students to get to know AAMI, to network, to look for career opportunities, and to learn,” says Steve Yelton, chair of the AAMI Foundation Board of Directors.
The application process is now open for the 2020 scholarships—nine of which will be given to students studying to become HTM professionals, including biomedical equipment technicians or clinical engineers, and one to a systems’ engineering student.
Eligible applicants must be full-time students at an accredited college or university by June 2020. To apply, complete an online application form at www.aami.org/Scholarship by January 6 and include:
- A short essay that details the student’s career plans and demonstrate their academic excellence and technical aptitude
- Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts
- The most recent transcript and proof of admission into a healthcare technology program
“These scholarships are possible thanks to the support of so many generous contributors,” says Campbell. “That support is going directly to the students and it’s making a world of difference.”