Diversified Announces 2012 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship Program: Now Accepting Applications

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Diversified is accepting applications for its Leaders in Health Care Scholarship through January 31, 2012. The scholarship, which will award $5000 scholarships to two individuals in the summer of 2012, is available to first- and second-year graduate students pursuing degrees in health care administration.

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Diversified is a leading provider of customized retirement plan administration, participant communication and open architecture investment solutions for mid- to large-sized organizations.

Our continued support of the Leaders in Health Care Scholarship is further evidence of our commitment to cultivate a diverse workforce and expand leadership opportunities for minorities in health services management

Diversified, a national firm specializing in retirement plans and an Institute for Diversity in Health Management sponsor, has announced the 2012 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship program and is now accepting applications.

The Diversified Leaders in Health Care Scholarship is available to first- and second-year graduate students pursuing degrees in health care administration. The national scholarship program recognizes minority individuals who exhibit leadership skills and can demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service and academic excellence. In addition, they are evaluated on the basis of a personal statement about their interest in health care management and career goals, as well as an essay on the most challenging issues facing the future of the American health care system. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in the summer of 2012. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012.

“Diversified is committed to the healthcare industry as evidenced by numerous initiatives. In addition to our industry leadership in meeting the needs of healthcare plan sponsors, coupled with our annual benchmark survey Retirement Plan Trends in Today’s Healthcare Market done in conjunction with the American Hospital Association, our continued support of the Leaders in Health Care Scholarship is further evidence of our commitment to cultivate a diverse workforce and expand leadership opportunities for minorities in health services management,” said Brodie Wood, vice president and national 403(b) practice leader at Diversified.

More information about Diversified’s Leaders in Health Care Scholarship, including the application, can be found at http://www.diversityconnection.org/diversityconnection_app/career-center/scholarships/Scholarship-Program-Assistance.jsp?fll=S6&sll=S61. Applicants may also contact the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, which coordinates the application and candidate selection process on behalf of Diversified, at 312-422-2658.

About Diversified
Diversified is a leading provider of customized retirement plan administration, participant communication and open architecture investment solutions for mid- to large-sized organizations. The company’s expertise covers the entire spectrum of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including: 401(k) and 403(b) (Traditional and Roth); 457; non-qualified deferred compensation; profit sharing; money purchase; cash balance and Taft-Hartley plans; and rollover and Roth IRA. Diversified helps more than two million participants save and invest wisely for and throughout retirement.

Headquartered in Harrison, NY, the company’s regional offices are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. To learn more, visit http://www.divinvest.com.

About the Institute for Diversity in Health Management
In 1994, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to the lack of diversity in the health care management ranks by founding the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD). The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) and, more recently, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) signed on as sponsors, and in 2002 the IFD Board of Directors voted to formally affiliate with the AHA.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works closely with health services organizations and educators to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. The Institute’s mission is to increase the number of people of color in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field. To accomplish this, the Institute has designed several initiatives to generate significant long-term results through educational programs, summer internships, professional development and leadership conferences. For more information, visit http://www.diversityconnection.org.

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