AAPM is very proud to offer the Colleen Sullivan Scholarship, in recognition of Colleen's long-time contribution to education and assistance to AAPM members.

The Scholarship covers enrolment in the UNE Partnerships Diploma of Leadership in Healthcare Practice (10820NAT) and is suitable for experienced Practice Managers with a wide range of business responsibilities in the practice environment.

At AAPM, investing in our members and the Practice Manager profession is incredibly important to us. The 2020 winner of the Colleen Sullivan Scholarship has now been announced. AAPM would like to congratulate the winning AAPM member who has demonstrated commitment to and excellence in the Practice Management profession.

Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the AAPM Colleen Sullivan Scholarship -

Kerry Emery

Kerry is an experienced Practice and Administration Manager with 15+ years experience in the General Practice primary healthcare sector along with 20+ years of bookkeeping/finance and customer service skills over a variety of industries. She has excellent communication and engagement skills and a keen desire to learn and adapt to new challenges, obstacles along with sharing this knowledge with her team and peers. She is a team player who prides herself on her ability to work with not only her team in a friendly, respectful and collaborative way but also individually and independently to achieve the best possible team and clinical outcomes.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum two years membership of AAPM and currently employed as a Practice Manager
  • Currently employed in a healthcare practice as a Practice Manager or similar role
  • Current or previous contribution to Local, State or National AAPM activities (membership of a committee is not essential)


The following conditions apply for successful applicants. They will undertake to:

  • Complete the course of study within two years of announcement of the scholarship.
  • Maintain their membership of AAPM for the duration of the scholarship period. Any recipient who fails to maintain their membership during the completion of the course will be required to pay back AAPM in full, all monies paid on their behalf.
  • Provide an article for publication in the AAPM National Journal The Practice Manager on a Core Principle topic.
  • Provide an article for publication in the UNE Partnerships newsletter.
  • Promote the Colleen Sullivan Scholarship and the Membership Pathway program at a state or national event during the two-year period.

NB: Scholarship recipients who fail to maintain any of the above criteria for the duration of the scholarship will forfeit the benefits of the scholarship.

The selection committee will consist of three members - two members of the AAPM Fellowship Taskforce and the National President. AAPM reserves the right to change the make-up of this committee should a member of the Selection Committee feel a conflict of interest exists.

Download 2021 Scholarship Terms and Conditions

How to Apply

Applications for the Colleen Sullivan Scholarship have now closed. 

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