UHIMSS Student Scholarships

ResearchOverview

The Utah Health Information & Management Systems Society (UHIMSS) Chapter will award one student scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The UHIMSS Student Scholarship will award $1000 to an undergraduate or graduate student studying in the healthcare information or healthcare management systems field.

The scholarship will be awarded for academic excellence and the potential for future leadership
in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Review criteria are
focused on academic achievement, service activities, technical skills, career goals,
demonstration of leadership potential, communication skills, and HIMSS and/or Utah HIMSS involvement.

The scholarship will be awarded to the undergraduate or graduate student deemed most deserving by the UHIMSS Scholarship Committee.


Applicant Requirements

To qualify for consideration of this award, all eligible applicants must fulfill these minimum
requirements:

  • The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded 
    must be that of student in an accredited undergraduate, Masters, or PhD program 
    related to the healthcare information management systems field. The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, management engineering, operations research, healthcare informatics, computer science and information systems, hospital information, nursing, medicine, telecommunications, etc. will predominate.
     
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the scholarship is awarded.
     
  • Applicants must be student members in good standing with the Utah HIMSS Chapter. Students may apply for membership at the time they apply for the scholarship.
     
  • Previous winners are ineligible.
     
  • Award winners must be willing to attend an upcoming UHIMSS event and speak for
    5-10 minutes on their academic achievements, career plans and the value of HIMSS.  Award winners will also be invited to participate on the UHIMSS Student Liaison Committee during their award year.

    Completed application & all supporting materials must be submitted by April 30, 2017, 11:55 PM.
    The awarded student will be contacted by May 8th and the presentation of the scholarship will be made at the UHIMSS Spring Conference on May 12th.

Application Completion Checklist

  • Complete Application
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Submit (1) One Letter of Recommendation
  • Provide Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Submit Personal Statement (The personal statement should be no longer than 500 words and should cover your past achievements, your future goals, and how this scholarship will help you attain those goals.)

Download Scholarship Application
Send application materials in a zip file to
Kimberly Bartholomew
Student Liaison Chair - UHIMSS Board Member.