Randall Bledsoe Memorial Scholarship for Certification

Awarded by the Virginia-Washington DC Chapter, HFMA

Mission Statement – The mission of the Randall Bledsoe Memorial Scholarship for Certification is to promote professional excellence in those members who wish to demonstrate their commitment to further their professional development. This is demonstrated by the member’s desire to pursue professional certification as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

  1. What the Scholarship Covers (current costs are shown)
    1. Cost of on-line study guide ($249) or the current iPad version of the study guide ($349.99)
    2. Cost of examination registration and certification application ($395)
    3. Cost of registration at one (1) chapter statewide conference within 12 months of the award of the scholarship

NOTE: The cost of the study material and the exam will be paid on a reimbursement basis after the scholarship recipient successfully passes the certification exam on their initial attempt. Documentation of the paid expenses of the material and exam must be provided upon request.

  1. Criteria for Scholarship Applicant
    1. Virginia-Washington DC Chapter HFMA member in good standing with a minimum of two membership years
    2. Full time employee of a provider
    3. Is currently employed at the director level or below
    4. Has shown their interest in professional development through attendance at chapter events and/or involvement in chapter activities on a committee
    5. Has committed to sit for the examination within the succeeding chapter year following the scholarship award
  1. Application Process
    1. Completes scholarship application
    2. Provide a short essay (500-750 words) that describes professional goals
    3. Current copy of resume’
    4. Recommendation from HFMA Fellow or CHFP
  1. Selection Criteria
    1. Commitment as described in essay
    2. Commitment as demonstrated in chapter involvement
    3. Work history
  1. Selection Committee
    1. Selection committee shall be the current members of the Virginia-Washington DC Chapter Certification Committee
    2. Selection committee shall make their recommendation to the Virginia-Washington DC Chapter Board of Directors
  1. Scholarship Award
    1. The Randall Bledsoe Memorial Scholarship for Certification shall be awarded at the annual Virginia-Washington DC Chapter Spring Educational Conference