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Baylor MBA Student Awarded Minority Scholarship for Study in Healthcare

July 15, 2005

Baylor MBA student Paulina Tam, who is in a residency with the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN, has been awarded the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship for minority students. This financial aid program is offered exclusively by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was established in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first black Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Tam, PaulinaHCAOffered annually, the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each scholarship is for $3,500, and the number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year.

Paulina applied for this scholarship in March with recommendations from Professor Scott Garner, Dr. James Henderson, and her former employer, Dr. Andrew Berchuck.

"I hope this encourages other minority students in the program to apply in the future," Garner said. "In addition, I will be promoting all future students to apply for the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship, for any student enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program."

"I am really proud and excited about this award," Tam said. "I believe the Baylor MBA - Healthcare Administration program gave my application an extra boost. The reason I chose the Healthcare Administration at Baylor was that it was truly a program with a healthcare-concentrated curriculum. The program gives its students an advantage when searching for jobs after graduation because of the 7-month residency, which is rare in other MBA programs. The residency gives us the opportunity to see first-hand the real complications and intricacies of issues plaguing healthcare - you can only learn so much in a classroom."

For more information about the scholarship, please see: http://www.ache.org/Faculty_Students/dent_scholarship.cfm

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