The American College of Healthcare Executives is pleased to sponsor the annual Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate and demonstrate the ability of future healthcare executives to identify and describe important issues and developments in their chosen profession.
ACHE invites eligible students to submit high-quality essays with a focus on health management topics such as:
Only one entry per program will be accepted. Program faculty must select and submit the student essay entered into the competition. Schools with both graduate and undergraduate degree programs may submit separate entries for each.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-place, second-place, and third-place essayists in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions. Each student who has his/her essay submitted to ACHE will receive a certificate and keepsake in recognition of being selected to represent his/her program.
The graduate and undergraduate students whose essays are judged the winning entries will each receive $3,000; their programs will receive $1,000. The second and third place graduate and undergraduate finalists will receive $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
All six finalists will be invited to attend the Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 16-19, 2015 in Chicago, as guests of ACHE with transportation and accommodations expenses for two nights paid by ACHE. Awards will be presented at the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon. Publication
The two first-place entries will be published in future issues of the Journal of Healthcare Management. These two essays will become the permanent property of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the editor.
Program faculty must select and submit one essay to represent their program in the competition. Essays may be up to 15 pages, excluding executive summary, endnotes and bibliography. The executive summary should be 100 to 150 words and follow the title page.
The student's name should appear only on the title page; the title of the essay should appear on the executive summary and on the first page of the text. All essays must be typed, double-spaced (including references) and have margins 11/4 inches all around.
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Essays selected to be submitted to ACHE will be subjected to a thorough review by panels composed of practitioners and faculty. The panels employ five equally-weighted criteria:
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