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NAMSS Scholarships

NAMSS Empowering Tomorrow’s MSP Scholarship

As part of NAMSS' commitment to enhancing the professional development of and recognition for all professionals in the Medical Services Profession, the NAMSS Empowering Tomorrow’s MSP Scholarship is designed to support MSPs (including provider enrollment professionals) from racial and ethnic minority groups.

This scholarship offers financial support for certification preparation, continuing education (i.e., Credentialing 101, Credentialing 201, Provider Enrollment Curriculum, CPCS Preparation Course, CPMSM Preparation Course, or Leadership Certificate Program), or Annual Conference registration, based upon the applicant’s preference. In addition, the scholarship winners will be appointed a NAMSS mentor to help grow their career and/or NAMSS volunteer leadership opportunities. Two applicants will be chosen annually. 


Application Requirements:

  • The application must include a personal statement describing:
    • in 300 – 500 words, briefly explain what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to you and how it personally affects your life and career.
    • in 300 – 500 words, briefly explain your career goals and how you plan to use this scholarship to achieve them.
  • A current CV/resume (not to exceed three pages)
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be an MSP who has been employed in the field for at least 12 months.
  • The applicant must be a member of a racial and ethnic minority group (i.e., people of color), which includes:
    • Black/African-American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Middle Eastern
    • Asian and Pacific Islander
    • American Indian
    • Alaska Native
  • If applying for a CPCS Preparation Course, the applicant must be employed in the medical services profession for at least 12 consecutive months in the last 24 months and must have a total of three years of experience in the medical services profession within the past five years.
  • If applying for a CPMSM Preparation Course, the applicant must be employed in the medical services profession for at least 12 consecutive months in the last 24 months and must have a total of five years of experience in the medical services profession within the past eight years.

Deadlines:
The deadline for applications is Friday, September 10, and funds must be used by March 31, 2022.

Applications have closed.

NAMSS Annual Conference Scholarship    

The NAMSS Annual Conference Scholarship provides financial assistance to an active member of NAMSS who is currently employed in the medical services profession or holds the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and is currently seeking employment in the same. The scholarship may be used to cover the cost of registration fees, accommodations, travel and per diem.  For a virtual offering, the scholarship will be granted to cover the cost of virtual registration only. Please note: NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards. 

Application Requirements:

Applicants must submit a completed application including:

  • A personal statement explaining your educational goals and objectives and how this scholarship can help you attain those goals
  • A current CV/resume

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants MUST be NAMSS members.
  • Applicants MUST be currently employed in the profession of medical staff or provider credentialing services or hold the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and currently seeking employment in same.
  • NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards.

Deadlines:

  • All scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, July 30, 2021

Applications have closed.


Charlotte Cochrane Scholarship Award 

The Charlotte Cochrane Scholarship Award was established in 1988, in honor of Charlotte Cochrane, founder and past president of NAMSS and former Overview (now called Synergy) editor . This award provides financial assistance, in an amount not to exceed $1,500, to an current active member of NAMSS currently employed in the profession of medical staff or provider credentialing services or holds the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and is currently seeking employment in the same. Applicant must also be currently enrolled in a program of study.   Recipients of the Charlotte Cochrane Award will be recognized at the Annual Conference during the Business Luncheon and as such receive complimentary registration and one night hotel. Please note: NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards.

Application Requirements:

Applicants must submit a completed application including:

  • Proof of enrollment
  • A degree plan/schedule of classes/transcripts if applicable
  • Descriptive materials relating to the current accredited program
  • A narrative personal statement detailing your educational goals and objectives (including a time-table) and how this field of study will/can be applied to profession
  • A current CV/resume

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants MUST be NAMSS members.
  • Applicants MUST be currently employed in the profession of medical staff or provider credentialing services or hold the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and currently seeking employment in same.
  • NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards.
  • Applicant MUST also be enrolled in an accredited program of study.

Deadlines:

  • Applications are due by Friday, July 30, 2021

Applications have closed.


Continuing Education Scholarship 

This scholarship provides financial assistance, in an amount not to exceed $1,000, to an current active member of NAMSS who is currently employed in the medical services profession or holds the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and is currently seeking employment in same. The scholarship may be used for tuition/registration fees, accommodations or travel expenses for the education event, or for educational materials.  Applicable CE opportunities include live and recorded Webinars, online or in person courses and educational products. Please note: NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards. 

Application Requirements:

  • Descriptive materials relating to the program including program cost
  • A personal statement of educational goals, objectives and a time-table
  • A current CV/resume
  • A budget highlighting the expenses to be covered by scholarship

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants MUST be NAMSS members.
  • Applicants MUST be currently employed in the profession of medical staff or provider credentialing services or hold the NAMSS CPCS or CPMSM and currently seeking employment in same.
  • NAMSS Board members, Committee members, and instructors are ineligible for scholarship awards.

Deadlines:

  • All scholarship applications are due Friday, July 30, 2021

Applications have closed.

 
 
 
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