AHIMA Foundation 2021 Scholarship Program

1. Select your current or expected degree level

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

AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Program

2. Apply for the Merit, Veteran's, or Dissertation Support Scholarship 

Merit Scholarship

 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

 

Dissertation Support Scholarship 

  1. Current member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  2. Actively enrolled and pursuing a doctoral degree in health information, health informatics or a program related to the health information discipline at an accredited school in the United States. The program must be accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency of the United States.
  3. Successfully defended a dissertation proposal, confirmed by the candidate's advisor
  4. Candidate is currently in the stage of collecting data but has not defended a dissertation
  5. Candidate is in good academic standing
  6. Submit a completed online application and all of its components
  7. All candidates meeting the eligibility award criteria, including previous AHIMA Foundation merit scholarship recipients are eligible for one-time dissertation support

Veteran's Scholarship

The program is designed to provide financial assistance for:

1.       Veteran Military Service Members from the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.

2.       Spouses of Veteran Service Members, including active duty military, retirees, veterans, wounded warriors and surviving spouses

3.       Additional eligibility includes:

o   Current member of the American Health Information Management Association

o   Accepted into a health information program accredited by a national or regional agency of the United States, and

o   Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining

o   Submit a completed online application all of its components.

 

The AHIMA Foundation is thankful for the commitment of our generous donors who help us support health information professionals through our Scholarship program.

Thank you to the Walter Reed Society for their continued support of our Veteran's Scholarship.

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

Application and Award Dates for 2021: 

  • July 1: Online Application Opens
  • Aug 30: Online Application Closes
  • Nov 30: Award Notifications Sent
  • Dec 30: Awards Distributed