Member Guide to 2019 Scholarships and Awards

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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 2019’s opportunities and take full advantage of this member benefit.


Renamed in 2018, the Kathryn Keeler Memorial Scholarship: Provides opportunities for AHRA members who might not otherwise be able to afford the fees associated with the CRA exam.

  • May 2019 CRA Exam (1 first-time tester, 1 retake)
  • November 2019 CRA Exam (1 first-time test taker, 1 retake)

Applications for the May 2019 exam scholarships are due February 4.

Applications for the November 2019 exam scholarships are due August 5.

Osborn Scholarship: Provides scholarship support for AHRA members to participate in AHRA conferences:

  • Spring Conference (2 scholarship opportunities available – 1 exclusively for military members)
  • Annual Meeting  (5 scholarship opportunities available-2 exclusively for military members)

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.

Applications for the Spring Conference are due January 7.

Applications for the Annual Meeting are due June 3.

Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarship: Provides scholarship support for five AHRA members to participate in the Virtual Fall Conference.

The Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the commitment AHRA past president Ed Yoder made to fostering leadership in medical imaging.  There are 7 scholarship opportunities available – two exclusively for military members.

Applications are due September 13.

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.

Applications are due June 3.

 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.

Applications are due June 3.

AHRA & Canon 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

The application will be available in July; applications are due October 21.


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.

Nominations are due March 4.

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.

Nominations are due April 8.

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.

Applications are due May 6.


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