News in Brief: MHSA Student Receives AMSUS Scholarship

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 – A Georgetown graduate student has received a scholarship from AMSUS: The Society of Federal Health Professionals.

U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Bryant (G’16), who is earning a master of science degree in health systems administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, says he was excited to learn the news.

“I am proud to be awarded this scholarship, and I know that I would not have been considered without the recommendations and support of the MHSA faculty here at Georgetown,” says Bryant, who is the treasurer of the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association.

Service and Compassion

AMSUS awards the scholarship to a member who is pursuing a degree in the health care field.

“Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential, community activities, and work experience,” according to the organization. “The winning applicant will show a demonstrated commitment to service and compassion through a required short essay and letters of recommendation."

AMSUS was founded in 1891 as the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Health Care Innovation

Bryant, who was born and raised in Indiana, is a 2007 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

“I am transitioning careers from defense to health care, and I am passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation in health care,” he says.

By Bill Cessato