Central Ohio Early Careerists Member Fee Grant Program

COHFMA Early Careerist Member Fee Grant Program

Association Year: 2023/2024

The Central Ohio Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (COHFMA), Membership Fee Grant Program, offers the opportunity for two early careerists involved in any healthcare management profession to obtain full funding for the full cost of professional or business partner HFMA membership for one calendar year (up to $505 in 2023, updated annually based on business partner membership price), to be paid for by COHFMA.

The grant is awarded to an individual that is actively engaged in COHFMA service activities, including participation in volunteer events and/or chapter committees (Programming, Membership, Communications, Networking, Gives Back, Early Careerists, or Student Leadership).

Applications plus all relevant supporting documents must be submitted by Friday, August 25, 2023 by 5pm to: [email protected].

Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis and will be considered as long as either of the two grants for the current fiscal year have not already been awarded. Applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee chair(s), Early Careerist Committee chair(s), and COHFMA leadership team for a decision.

Applicant Eligibility

To qualify for consideration for the grant program, all applicants must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Candidate must be working in healthcare management, revenue cycle, or finance; or actively seeking employment in this field as a recent graduate from a healthcare management program field of study (graduate or undergraduate). 
  • Candidate must have less than five years of healthcare industry experience (cumulative) at the time the fellowship is awarded. Time spent in school does not count toward this five-year cap. 
  • Candidate must have confirmed that alternate sources of employer HFMA membership fee funding (Enterprise membership or employer reimbursement) are not available.  
  • Candidate must have a history of active volunteerism with COHFMA during the past calendar year, including event volunteerism and/or committee participation with regular attendance.  

Previous grant awardees are eligible, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements, but must reapply each calendar year. 

Review Criteria

All interested applicants will need to submit: 

  • An application form 
  • Resume
  • Resume should include a list of past volunteer experience including events for COHFMA. 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Letters of recommendation should include the recommender’s position and comment about the applicant’s leadership potential, technical and communication skills, and engagement in chapter volunteerism. 
  • Recommender should email, with clear indication of applicant, the letter directly to: [email protected]

Conditions of Grant Award

Awardee will agree to actively participate on at least one COHFMA committee based upon the individual’s interest. Approximately 1-2 hours/month. Appointment to a committee will be one (1) year. Committees currently available: 

  • Communications
  • Membership
  • Early Careerists
  • Programming
  • Gives Back
  • Sponsorship


Please contact the COHFMA Leadership Team with any questions or concerns by emailing us at [email protected]

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