Member Guide to 2020 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 2020’s opportunities and take full advantage of this member benefit.


The Kathryn Keeler Memorial Scholarship: Provides opportunities for AHRA members who might not otherwise be able to afford the registration fees associated with the CRA exam. The CRA Exam Scholarship will cover exam fees and application fees (when applicable) for exams that take place in the Spring and Fall. The exam fees will be paid by the AHRA Education Foundation. Scholarship will not cover late fees, change fees, or international test administration fees.

  • May 2020 CRA Exam (1 first-time tester, 1 retake)
  • November 2020 CRA Exam (1 first-time test taker, 1 retake)

Applications for the May 2020 exam scholarships are due January 27.

Applications for the November 2020 exam scholarships are due July 27.

Osborn Scholarship: Provides scholarship support for AHRA members to participate in AHRA conferences. Osborn Scholarships offer the recipient up to $2000 for the Annual Meeting and up to $1500 for the Spring Conference to support hotel, meal, air, and other travel-related expenses incurred while attending the meeting. The AHRA Education Foundation will pay conference registration fees in addition to the scholarship funds awarded.

  • 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 3.

Applications for the Annual Meeting are due May 18.

Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarship:

Awarded annually, it provides opportunities for 7 civilian/2 military AHRA members to participate in the online Basic Track Management course by covering the registration fees. The Ed Yoder Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the commitment Ed made to fostering leadership in medical imaging. Ed Yoder, CRA, FAHRA, was a loyal AHRA member and deeply involved with the organization’s growth. He devoted years to volunteering his time and expertise with the intent of elevating the profession and grooming future administrators.

Applications are due January 3.

Broadley Scholarship:  This program is intended to provide assistance to current AHRA members who hold a supervisory position within a medical imaging department or imaging center, and have been accepted into an initial undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to a supervisory career in the medical imaging field.

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

Applications are due April 20.

Annual Meeting Scholarship: We understand that educational and travel funding is more difficult to obtain. Many of our members tell us that all such funding has been eliminated. Recognizing this, AHRA and the AHRA Education Foundation, working with our valued corporate partners, established the AHRA Annual Meeting Scholarship. These scholarships provide complete meeting registration and hotel accommodations to AHRA members who have previously attended the Annual Meeting but have no employer funding to attend this year’s meeting.

Applications are due May 18.

AHRA & Canon Putting Patients First Grant: The AHRA & Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. Putting Patients First Program seeks to improve pediatric and adult patient care and safety in diagnostic imaging through an innovative grantmaking program. This innovative program will provide grants annually to fund programs, training or seminars aimed at patient care and safety within diagnostic imaging.

The application will be available in July; applications are due October 19.

Blancaflor Scholarship: Offers assistance to AHRA active and retired military members to cover costs related to obtaining the CRA credential, including books and CRA exam registration fees.

 Applications are due March 4


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 February 24.

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 be 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 6.

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 April 27.


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