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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Department of Population Health offers scholarships, awards and graduate research assistantships and considers all incoming MHSA students for selection

Students in the Department of Population Health MHSA program finance their education through federal and private loans, assistantships, scholarships, and part-time employment. Tuition and Fee information can be found on p.12 of the Comprehensive Fee Schedule.

Departmental Support

The Department of Population Health offers scholarships, awards and graduate research assistantships and considers all incoming MHSA students for selection:


  • Avis G. McPike Scholarship
  • Foster G. McGaw Award (AUPHA)
  • Ray Davis Scholarship
  • Jerry Slaughter Scholarship for Health Care Policy

Graduate Research Assistantships

  • Two-three GRA positions offered annually
  • Assignment to a MHSA faculty member;
  • Part-time, temporary .4 FTE position (16 hours work commitment per week);
  • Salary based on $5,000 per semester, paid through the KUMC payroll system; and
  • Non-resident fee waiver for both semesters (GRAs pay in-state rates)

The following organizations offer scholarships for students in the field of health services administration.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 

  • Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship (For minority students only)

Institute for Diversity in Health Management

  • AHA- Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in Health Care Scholarship

Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) 

  • KHERF- Healthcare Scholarship Program

Kansas Medical Group Management Association (KMGMA)
Association of University Programs of Health Administration (AUPHA)

  • David  A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship Program ( for current MHSA students)
  • Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Health Care Administration

 American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

  • Harry J. Harwick Scholarship
  • Leaders Scholarship
  • MGMA Southern Section Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Federal Student work-study positions are available for those who meet the criteria. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
  • Both KU Medical Center and KU Hospital post job openings on their respective Human Resources websites.

Student Financial Aid Office

For more information regarding federal financial aid or student work-study, contact the Student Financial Aid Office.

Student Financial Aid
G035 Dykes Library
(913) 588-5170 

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780