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WHIMA Karen Kohler Past President Memorial Scholarship

Karen Kohler Past President Memorial Scholarship

Masters Level
You may qualify? If so, WHIMA encourages you to apply for the Past President's Scholarship.


Applicants for the Past President’s Scholarship must fulfill three main qualifications:
  • The applicant must be an active member of WHIMA.
  • The applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be a student in an accredited graduate program relating to the health care information field. The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in health care information, business administration, computer science and information systems, management engineering and quality improvement will be a key factor in the selection.
  • The applicant must have made contributions showing leadership, innovation and creativity within the HIM profession.
  • Previous awardees are not eligible to submit an application in subsequent years.

How to submit an application

The completed application should be submitted by February 28th and include:
  • Cover letter of application containing career goals and objectives
  • Proof of WHIMA Membership
  • Unofficial transcript (s)
  • Two letters of recommendation that demonstrate the applicant’s leadership, innovation, and creativity within the profession
  • Essay of 500 words or less on how the applicant has demonstrated leadership, innovation, and creativity in the HIM profession

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 WHIMA until you SUBMIT your request.