The AHIMA Foundation offers four levels of merit scholarships:
Eligibility & Requirements
- Current member of the American Health Information Management Association
- Actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours towards pursuing a degree
- Completed 24 credit hours towards a degree (for graduate degree applicants, this can include undergraduate credit hours)
- Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining after the award date (after December 30)
- 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
- Have not been awarded any AHIMA Foundation scholarship for the academic degree being sought through this application
- Submit a completed online application and all its components
"I am so grateful. This money will help me pay for textbooks for the upcoming semesters."
- Alyssa Dugan, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
"It is my promise that I will continue to learn and gain knowledge to aid me in being a great HIM professional."
- Mariah Hilton, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
"I am a first-generation college student and I am incredibly grateful to be receiving this scholarship."
- Allie Marttila, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
"I plan on pursuing a Masters Degree in Health Administration. This award will help me continue to succeed in my career in HIM."
- Alyssa E. Spiteri, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
"Your generous support is of great help as I pursue my dream of returning to school to attain my first college degree."
- laine Ahmed, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
"The apprenticeship program proved to be a great employee development opportunity for both the employees/apprentices and the managers/mentors."
- Shalina Richie, RHIA, HIM Coordinator & Privacy Officer
"I have accepted a full-time position at Michigan Health Information Network as an Operations Analyst."
- Maegen Myers, AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship
Provide Greater Financial Security
Health data is a vital element of health care, including efforts to curb the pandemic.
By doing their jobs effectively, health Information professionals, enable providers more time to focus on patient care. Health Information professionals are making a tremendous difference as our world tries to curb COVID-19.