Each year HAHIMA awards scholarships to students pursuing a degree in HIM.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must:
- Enrolled as a second year student in an accredited RHIT or RHIA Program or Associate Degree Cancer Management Programs (traditional classroom or on-line)
- Live in District 8, 9 or 10.
- Completed a minimum of nine hours in a HIM Program.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in their major course work.
- Member of HAHIMA. (There is no membership tenure required. Membership applications forms can be found at www.HAHIMA.org, and can be submitted with the scholarship application.)
1. This completed Scholarship Application.
2. Certified/official copy of applicant’s transcript.
3. Letter of recommendation from non-faculty, HIM professional preferred
4. Essay (500 word minimum) written on one of the topics below: (Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification):
a. Please discuss why you chose the HIM profession. Include what you hope to do through your professional affiliation.
b. How do you explain to fellow students, and others, the role and responsibilities of a Health Information Management Professional?
c. What skills do HIM professionals have that translate to other fields? Please discuss non-traditional settings and the role the HIM profession can contribute to non-traditional settings.
d. There are multiple paths that an HIM professional can choose in traditional healthcare settings. Please discuss your interpretation of traditional HIM. Discuss your preparedness to contribute to HIM in a traditional setting.
5. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification
6. WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING TO RECEIVE THE AWARD.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be destroyed at the end of each membership year.
All essays submitted become the property of HAHIMA, and may be published on www.HAHIMA.org.
NOTE: Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.