In Honor of Our Parents | Established in 2019The family of Magda and Lawrence Najarian will be creating an AAHPO Scholarship to benefit any student matriculating in a graduate program related to the healthcare sciences. This scholarship will be fully funded and self-sustaining.
Funds will be donated to AAHPO and set aside in a Permanent Restricted Fund. The initial deposit will be funds donated to AAHPO in memory of Mary Najarian in December, 2017. A pledge of $25,000 was made in 2019 and subsequent donations to make this scholarship self-sustaining are anticipated.
This scholarship program is conducted in collaboration with the AGBU to maximize its impact. We recognize that the annual cost of a graduate health care program ranges from fifty to one hundred thousand dollars. This scholarship ($2,500) by itself would barely put a dent in the student’s financial obligations. Accordingly, our scholarship will be awarded to qualified students who are also receiving an AGBU scholarship award of five and ten thousand dollars.
We also recognize that for this scholarship to be impactful a rigorous selection process is required. There are many elements to the screening process which include but are not limited to a review of the student’s credentials, financial need documents, matriculation documentation, academic transcripts, student essays, etc…
The time requirements for this process would overwhelm AAHPO’s current organization structure. In this regard the AGBU, which has well established, successful screening program, has agreed to screen all of our applicants. Last year they received 209 applications of which around 20% were for graduate health care programs.
They have agreed to send notification to all their health care scholarship recipients that they will automatically be considered to the AAHPO scholarship in addition to the one awarded by the AGBU. The Najarian family will then select one or more of these candidates to be awarded the AAHPO scholarship. The AGBU will also post the AAHPO scholarship on their web site which receives lots of traffic.
How AGBU can aid AAHPO:
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AAHPO Scholarship, Our first one!