Scholarship Details

The AHIMA Foundation offers four levels of merit scholarships:

Associate's degree

  • Amount: $1,000 award
  • Type: For students pursuing a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)-accredited AA degree in HIM or HIT

Bachelor's degree/Post-Baccalaureate certificate

  • Amount: $1,500 award
  • Type: For students pursuing a CAHIIM-accredited BA/BS degree or a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in HIM or HIT

Master's degree

  • Amount: $2,000 award
  • Type: For students pursuing a master's degree in areas related to HIM or health informatics

Doctoral degree

  • Amount: $2,500 award
  • Type: For students pursuing a doctoral degree in an area related to health information

Eligibility & Requirements

  1. Current member of the American Health Information Management Association
  2. Actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours towards pursuing a degree
  3. Completed 24 credit hours towards a degree (for graduate degree applicants, this can include undergraduate credit hours)
  4. Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining after the award date (after December 30)
  5. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) based on the most recently completed 24 credit hours
  6. Have not been awarded any AHIMA Foundation scholarship for the academic degree being sought through this application
  7. Submit a completed online application and all its components

How To Apply

Application Coming Soon

Application and Award Dates:

  • July 1: Online Application Opens
  • Sept 30: Online Application Closes
  • Nov 30: Award Notifications Made
  • Dec 30: Awards Mailed