AHIMA Merit Scholarships

Scholarship Description

One of the major initiatives of the AHIMA Foundation is to attract and support new talent in the health information management (HIM) industry by improving educational opportunities for current and future HIM professionals through scholarships. The AHIMA Foundation annually offers merit scholarships to currently enrolled outstanding undergraduates in HIM and health information technology (HIT) as well as those professionals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in areas related to health information.

There are four levels of scholarships offered:

Associate’s degree - $1,000 award 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 - $1,500 award for students pursuing a CAHIIM accredited BA/BS degree or a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in HIM or HIT
Master’s degree - $2,000 award for students pursuing a Master’s degree in areas related to HIM or health informatics
Doctoral degree - $2,500 award for students pursuing a doctoral degree in an area related to health information


To be eligible for a merit scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Current member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
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 of its components
Additional requirements are listed on the online scholarship application

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 1,000

Max Award: 2,500

Deadline: 2022-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The AHIMA Foundation
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5809

Contact Person: Mary S. Taylor-Blasi Communication Specialist

Phone: (312) 233-1585

Fax: (312) 253-1537


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