AAMI Foundation Marks 10 Years of Scholarships

November 13, 2019

Contact: Gavin Stern, gstern@aami.org, 1-703-647-2781

Get ready for 10 in the 10th!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Michael J. Miller Scholarship Program, the AAMI Foundation will award 10 scholarships to students pursuing a career in a healthcare technology management (HTM) field. So far, the AAMI Foundation has awarded a total of $99,000 to 35 students to help fund their education.

“We’ve come a long way in the last decade—from awarding two, $2,500 scholarships to 10 scholarships at $3,000 each in 2020,” said Steve Campbell, executive director of the AAMI Foundation. “These scholarships are vitally important to help the next generation of professionals who will ensure that health technology is both safe and effective.”

To top it off, all scholarships recipients will receive for the first time an all-expense paid trip to attend the AAMI Exchange, June 12–15, 2020 in New Orleans, LA. That includes their travel, lodging, and registration fees.

“This conference experience will be a great way for the students to get to know AAMI, to network, to look for career opportunities, and to learn,” said Steve Yelton, chair of the AAMI Foundation Board of Directors.

The application process is now open for the 2020 scholarships—nine of which will be given to students studying to become HTM professionals, including biomedical equipment technicians or clinical engineers; and one to a systems engineering student.

Eligible applicants must be full-time students at an accredited college or university by June 2020. To apply, complete an online application form at www.aami.org/Scholarship by Jan. 6 and include:

  • A short essay that details the student’s career plans and demonstrate their academic excellence and technical aptitude.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts.
  • The most recent transcript and proof of admission into a healthcare technology program.

“These scholarships are possible thanks to the support of so many generous contributors,” said Campbell. “That support is going directly to the students and it’s making a world of difference.”

For more information about the AAMI Foundation scholarship application or about making an individual or corporate donation to the scholarship program, go to www.aami.org/Scholarship.

AAMI (www.aami.org) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 9,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.