MGMA-MO is pleased to provide the following Scholarships and Professional Enrichment Awards to promote medical practice management education to its Active members and one Dependent Scholarship.

Judith Hillyard Professional Development Scholarship*
Awarded to an Active Member who is pursuing continuing education either through a formalized degree program or registration/lodging for a national MGMA sponsored conference or other national MGMA conference designed to strenghten management skills. Applicants must be employed at the time of submission. ($1,000)

Presidential Scholarship*
Awarded to an Active Member who is pursuing higher education through a formalized degree program. The applicant must be employed at the time of submission. ($2,000)

Professional Enrichment Award (ACMPE)
Awarded to an Active Member who is pursuing certification or fellowship through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). The applicant must be employed at the time of submission. ($250)

Professional Enrichment Award (Spring Conference)*
Awarded to an Active Member interested in pursuing continuing education through attendance at the MGMA-MO Spring Conference. The applicant must be employed at the time of submission. (Registration Fee and Two Nights Lodging)

Dependent Education Scholarship*
Awarded to the dependent of an Active Member planning to pursue higher education through a formalized degree program and submitting a completed application. ($1,000)

Vincent A. Schneider, Jr. Scholarship*
Awarded to a Student Member and full-time student majoring in healthcare at an accredited college or university in the state of Missouri. The scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing continuing education through attendance at the MGMA-MO Spring Conference. The applicant must be enrolled as a student at the time of submission. (Registration Fee and Two Nights Lodging)

*APPLICATION DEADLINE -- March 31st (please see application information below)

Practice Manager of the Year Award Sponsored by ProAssurance

Purpose of the Award:

The Practice Manager of the Year Award has been established to recognize a practice manager member of MGMA-Missouri who has demonstrated, within the last three years, a noteworthy achievement of exceptional leadership and management proficiency to enhance strategic and operational effectiveness of health care delivery in his or her practice and community.

Award Criteria:

To nominate a practice manager, nominators must be an Active, Business Partner, Associate or Life member of MGMA-Missouri and in good standing for a period of at least one year.  Nominators can only nominate one Nominee per year.  Nominees must meet the following criteria:

·         Must be an Active member of MGMA-Missouri in good standing for a period of at least one year.
·         Must be employed full-time in a lead, supervisory or management role within a medical practice.
·         Must have 5 or more years of practice management experience.


Award recipient receives a $2000 stipend to apply towards their attendance to the MGMA Annual Conference. We are happy to announce that the 2016 recipient of this award is Tracy Simmons with Lake Regional Health System. Please contact our office to receive a nomination form.

To submit a Scholarship application, please complete the form below and submit the following information to the MGMA-MO office:

  • A letter stating: Your career goals and reason you are applying and a time frame when the funds will be utilized and for uses other than defraying tuition costs, a concise explanation of the proposed funds use.
  • A reference letter commenting on the individual's performance, character and potential to succeed.
  • Documentation indicating acceptance or current enrollment into an undergraduate or graduate college or university.
  • Academic transcript indicating undergraduate or graduate work completed to date.

All applications received are held in the strictest confidence. For more information, please contact Rebekah Francis at the MGMA-MO Central Office via e-mail at info@mgma-mo.org.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Judith Hillyard Professional Scholarship: Chrison Sitton
Presidential Scholarship: Chrison Sitton 
Professional Enrichment Scholarship: Barbara Faupel          Dependent Scholarship: Kristina Taylor

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Presidential Scholarship: Michelle French                          Professional Enrichment Scholarship: Amy Trankler          Dependent Scholarship: Kristina Taylor

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Professional Enrichment Scholarship: Kelly Herbert
Dependent Scholarship: Kristina Taylor

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Judith Hillyard Professional Scholarship: Carol Pearson
Presidential Scholarship: Jennifer Campbell
Professional Enrichment Award: Daun Hills
Dependent Education Scholarship: Kelsey Taylor


2014 Scholarship Recipients

Presidential Scholarship: Joy Kemna
Professional Enrichment Scholarship: Bradford Carney
Dependent Scholarships: Amanda Huber & Jordyn Linders

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Judith Hillyard Professional Scholarship: Julie Kiser
Presidential Scholarship: Jennifer Hanak
Professional Enrichment Award: Janie Senciboy
Dependent Education Scholarship: Emily White
Vincent A. Schneider, Jr. Scholarship: Lara Thompson



OUR GOAL

To develop and equip our members to create dynamic, successful medical group practices.

OUR VISION

To be the recognized leader in defining and supporting the profession of medical practice management in Missouri.

CONTACT US

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Phone: (573) 556-6111
Fax: (877) 720-1495

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