Hunter New

Armstrong MHSA Student Receives National Scholarship

(March 29, 2011) Hunter New, a first-year student in the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program at Armstrong Atlantic State University, is a 2011 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship Award sponsored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

The scholarship provides financial support to graduate students in health administration. Scholarship funds are awarded each year to all AUPHA full graduate programs, including the MHSA program at Armstrong. The faculty members within these programs select students to receive the scholarships based on each student showing a significant promise as an emerging leader in the field of health services administration.

More than 900 scholarships have been awarded since the program was established in 1975. Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation, endowed the scholarship. McGaw recognized the importance of health administration education and AUPHA's contribution to the field.

"Hunter New is relatively new to the field health services administration, but he has already shown significant promise for future growth, and has also begun to become more active in his professional and career development as a future healthcare leader," said Joey Crosby, Armstrong MHSA program coordinator. "We, as members of the faculty, feel that he has tremendous potential to continue to develop and that this scholarship award and recognition will assist in that regard."

New, whose hometown is Quitman, Ga., is proud of the scholarship.

“It is an honor to be recognized by your own faculty,” he said. “The scholarship will also alleviate some of the financial pressures of graduate school. I'm very happy with the program at Armstrong because it is very challenging and has allowed me an entry into health administration.”