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The Charlotte Cochrane Scholarship Award was established in 1988 in honor of Charlotte Cochrane, founder and past president of NAMSS and former Overview editor. The award provides financial assistance to an active member of NAMSS and is to be applied toward the accredited program of study.

The Aspire Higher Scholarship is a NAMSS Scholarship, funded by The Greeley Company, that was established in 2014 and honors Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS, a woman who personifies the ideals of integrity, leadership and knowledge that the profession represents. The award provides assistance for an accredited program of study.

The NAMSS Scholarship Fund was expanded in 2012 to include scholarship opportunities for NAMSS members to attend the National Conference & Exhibition and State/Local Conferences and/or to participate in other continuing education as outlined in the Educational Scholarship Policy.

The NAMSS Leadership Development Scholarship was created in 2017 to include scholarship opportunities for MSPs to participate in NAMSS’ leadership development programs, specifically the Leadership Certificate Program and the Virtual Executive Roundtable.

Applications are due by December 15, 2016 for the following:

  • State/Local Conferences and Other Continuing Education programs needing funding between January 16, 2017 and July 15, 2017
  • NAMSS Leadership Development Scholarship for programs needing funding between January 16, 2017 and July 15, 2017

Applications are due by June 15, 2017 for the following:

  • Charlotte Cochrane Scholarship
  • Aspire Higher Scholarship
  • NAMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
  • State/Local Conferences and Other Continuing Education programs needing funding between July 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018
  • NAMSS Leadership Development Scholarship for programs needing funding between July 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018


Charlotte Cochrane Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Rhonda Boyd, CPCS, CPMSM
2015 Lisa Camacho, CPCS
2014 Gina Mortensen, RHIT, CPCS, CPMSM
2013 Sydle Robinson, CPCS
2012 Kristen K. Rockwell, CPMSM
2011 Thelma Bentley, CPCS
2010 Danielle Chaney, CPMSM, CPCS
2009 Lisa Goodwin, CPCS
2008 Heidi Thompson, CPMSM, CPCS
2007 Pamala Postma, CPMSM, CPCS
2006 Kristine Wakefield, CPMSM, CPCS
2005 Juanita Callion, CPMSM
2004 Kimberly Pelletier, CPMSM
2003 Shelia K. Orr, CPMSM
2002 Pamela Higgins
2001 Joyce Jackson-Fontonet, CPCS

Aspire Higher Scholarship Award Winners

2016 Cynthia Manglona, B.S., CPMSM, CPCS
2015 Elizabeth Erwin, CPCS, CPMSM
2014 Patricia Douglass, CPMSM