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ILHIMA Graduate Scholarship Application

Illinois Health Information Management Association

Graduate Scholarship Application
ILHIMA supports the professional development of individuals engaged in the graduate study of health information management, health informatics and/or related fields. Scholarships are awarded through ILHIMA designated funds.

ILHIMA Board members eligible to vote are not eligible to apply for scholarships during their service on the Board.  Those who serve the ILHIMA Board in a non-voting capacity, such as Ex-officio and Student Liaison positions are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. a student in good standing, in a CAHIIM approved masters or doctoral program in Health Information Management or Health Informatics
  2. be a resident of Illinois,
  3. be a member of AHIMA & ILHIMA,
  4. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  5. have a verification of being in good standing and attendance from the program director, and
  6. answer the questions included in the scholarship application

Note: An individual may receive a maximum of one ILHIMA graduate scholarship in their lifetime.

All Applications Must Include:
  1. Completed Application form; including checklist and acknowledgement
  2. Completed short answer questions
  3. Most recent transcript for enrolled school (screenshots are not acceptable)
  4. Professional Resume or List of Accomplishments
  5. AHIMA Membership ID #
  6. Online verification completed by the program director 
Applications must be submitted by the due date published on the website.
Application should be submitted electronically and in its entirety. 
Questions regarding the application process or the scholarship can be submitted to
Selection Criteria:
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of content, quality of writing, professional presentation and ability to follow directions.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 1st.
  • Awards will be presented at the ILHIMA annual meeting.
  • An individual may receive a maximum of one ILHIMA graduate scholarship in their lifetime.
NOTE: If you do not have all of the information needed to complete your application, you can "save and continue later" at the top of the screen after you select "Next" below. Please note that your application will not be sent to ILHIMA until you SUBMIT your request.