Member Guide to 2016 Scholarships and Awards

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By AHRA Staff

AHRA Scholarships encourage continuous learning and professional growth. AHRA Awards recognize professional dexterity and personal achievement. Throughout the year opportunities to apply for scholarship assistance or to recognize your peers’ accomplishments will arise. Use this guide to navigate through 2016’s opportunities and take full advantage of this member benefit.


The CRA Exam Scholarship: Provides opportunities for AHRA members who might not otherwise be able to afford the registration fees associated with the test to take the CRA exam.

  • May 2016 CRA Exam (1 first-time tester, 1 retake)
  • November 2016 CRA Exam (1 first-time test taker, 1 retake)

Applications for the May 2016 exam scholarships are due February 5, 2016.

Applications for the November 2016 exam scholarships are due August 12, 2016.


Osborn Scholarships: Provide scholarship support for AHRA members to participate in AHRA conferences:

The Osborn Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Royce R. Osborn, FAHRA, one of the first radiology technologists to make the transition to radiology administrator.

Spring Conference Osborn Scholarship applications are due January 18, 2016.

Annual Meeting Osborn Scholarship applications are due May 13, 2016.


Broadley Scholarship:  Provides scholarship support to members enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs relevant to a management career in a medical imaging field.

The Broadley Scholarship Program was established to honor Louise Broadley, FAHRA, a long-time leader of AHRA.

Completed Broadley Scholarship applications are due June 6, 2016. 


Annual Meeting Scholarship: Provides scholarship support to members who historically have participated in the AHRA Annual Meeting and due to employer cuts to travel and/or education budgets are no longer able to attend.

The 2016 AHRA Annual Meeting Scholarship is funded through support by our corporate partners Agfa, Hitachi, Philips, and Siemens.

Annual Meeting Scholarship applications are due May 13, 2016.


AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Grant: Generously sponsored by Toshiba provides grants to hospitals and imaging centers to fund programs, training or seminars aimed at improving pediatric or adult patient care and safety within diagnostic imaging.

Application available August 2016; deadline to submit applications October 24, 2016.



Gold Award: The highest honor AHRA can bestow upon one of its members. The award is given to an AHRA member who has made significant contributions to the association and, thus, to the profession of imaging and healthcare administration.

Nominations for the Gold Award come from the membership and any member may nominate a candidate. All active members of AHRA are eligible to be considered for the award.

Gold Award applications are due March 28, 2016.


Award for Excellence: Recognizes five medical imaging professionals for excellence and leadership.

Nominations can come from staff, as well as other colleagues in the workplace and industry. It is not necessary to me a member to nominate someone for the award.  All active members of AHRA are eligible to be considered for the award.

Award for Excellence nominations are due April 11, 2016.


Fellow Designation: Recognizes the significant contributions of AHRA members to the industry and our professional association.

Fellow designation is presented at the AHRA Annual Meeting & Exposition and Fellows receive the privilege of adding the initials FAHRA after their names.

Completed Fellows applications are due May 6, 2016.

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