2020 HIMSS WA Student Scholarship
The Washington Chapter of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) announces its 2020 Scholarship Program to help educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.
HIMSS is collaborating with local universities and community colleges to help students meet the financial commitments of a healthcare science, technology, business, and public policy education and to encourage industry mentoring and networking.
Students who see healthcare information technology playing a meaningful role in their current or future career.
1. Be a Washington State resident and enrolled in a Washington State institute of higher education with focus on healthcare science, technology and public policy.
2. Complete web application and essays.
3. Be an active HIMSS WA member, and participate in at least two events a year.
Five Available Scholarships:
April 1st, 2020 – April 30th, 2020
Scholarships will be offered to undergraduate/graduate students and professionals pursuing certificate programs that exhibit academic excellence and leadership in the healthcare science, technology, business and public policy sectors.
The 2020 Scholarship call for applications is open from April 1st – April 30th, 2020. Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 30th and award recipients will be notified in mid May.
Further applicant requirement details:
Applicants must be enrolled as part-time or full-time students in an accredited certificate, Undergraduate (junior or senior level), Masters, or PhD program in the State of Washington. Candidates should be pursuing a degree relating to healthcare technology. Typical degrees may include healthcare administration, public health, healthcare management, public policy, health informatics, patient-centered technologies, computer science/information systems, and engineering.
Applicants must be current student members in good standing with National HIMSS and the Washington Chapter, and demonstrate willingness to participate in HIMSS activities. Students may apply for HIMSS membership at the time they apply for the scholarship, but awards will be granted only to those actively enrolled in the Washington HIMSS Chapter. Winners should attend at least two HIMSS events a year. Click here to become a HIMSS Member
Students must complete an application outlining their scholastic and professional achievements, leadership and communication skills, HIMSS experience, and activities which demonstrate their commitment to healthcare science, technology, business and public policy.
Previous scholarship winners are ineligible.
Questions? Email the Scholarship Chair, Erika Hjalseth.