The Healthcare Leadership Academy Scholarship


The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) is delighted to announce that applications for the 2021-22 scholarships will open 1st March 2021 and close Wednesday 31st March 2021 at midday (12 noon) GMT.

The HLA aims to nurture leadership, foster frontline innovation and to empower the next generation of clinical leaders. Our internationally recognised and innovative scholarship programme welcomes healthcare professionals and students and gives them the tools and a community of support to help maximise their potential as healthcare leaders.

Over the 12-month programme scholars will be involved in developing and delivering a project, alongside mentoring and learning opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity for healthcare professionals to both develop themselves as professionals and healthcare leaders, but to also use the HLA as a platform to take their ideas forward and change the future of healthcare.

There will be cohorts with physical sessions based in London, Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast and Amsterdam, as well as three virtual cohorts (which will enable applicants to be able to participate from anywhere in the world). Applicants are welcome and expected to apply from across the globe this year.

In 2021-2022 we have 100 funded scholarships available (worth £3000 each) with the programme fees covered. These scholarships are available via competitive entry through this application round. HLA programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and UCLan Medical School and delivered with a number of partnership organisations, including the Council of Deans of Health and Health Education England.

More details can be found here.

Kieran Robinson, Paramedic, HLA alumnus & Assistant Cohort Director said:
“My scholarship with the HLA was invaluable in developing my leadership skills and I've already been able to put some of this into practice in my various roles. Since finishing my time as a Scholar I've been successful in taking on the role of Assistant Cohort Director and now run my own group of Scholars. As the first Paramedic to complete the program, I’m eager to increase our representation within the HLA and increase the opportunities available to Paramedics going forward. I would encourage anyone to consider applying, or reach out to me on Twitter if you want to know anything more!” (@Kieran_Robinson)