MNHIMA is pleased to once again remind our eligible students of our annual MNHIMA Scholarship. This scholarship is based on merit and not on financial need.
The deadline to apply for a 2021 MNHIMA Scholarship is March 12th.
Eligibility to Apply:
(ALL of the following requirements MUST be met)
♦ AHIMA member with Minnesota designated as their component state association.
♦ Enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state CAHIIM accredited HIM program. (unless doctoral)
♦ Applicants must have completed 50% of the total required program credits from one of the following programs:
◊ Health Information Management associate degree
◊ Health Information Management baccalaureate degree
◊ Health Information Management master’s degree
♦ Doctoral program related to HIM in a college or university nationally accredited. (does not need to be CAHIIM accredited to qualify)
♦ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
♦ Applicants must have at least one term left to complete or be enrolled in their last term at time of award date.
♦ Applicant must not have previously won a MNHIMA Scholarship in the category for which they are applying.
The application process includes:
♦ Complete and submit the online MNHIMA Scholarship application, including the following required documents at time of submission:
◊ Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, faculty member or mentor.
◊ Written essay of between 300-700 words under the title: “How I Will Use This Degree to Advance the HIM Profession”.
◊ Official school grade transcript that indicates your cumulative GPA.
♦ Have your Program Director complete the online verification form certifying your educational requirements.
The exact amounts of the scholarship awards depends on yearly contributions to our MNHIMA Scholarship Fund; however, past awards have been between $500 and $1500.
Scholarship winners will be announced each April, and the scholarships will be recognized at our MNHIMA Annual Meeting. The person being awarded the scholarship will be eligible to attend our Annual Meeting at no cost.
(MNHIMA will not reimburse for any associated expenses to attend the meeting, such as hotel, meals or travel).
The actual scholarship checks will be forwarded to the winners from the AHIMA Foundation, which holds our MNHIMA Student Merit Scholarship Fund dollars.
Winning essays will be published in the summer issue of MNHIMA’s electronic newsletter, MNHIMA Connection. ALL application materials MUST be COMPLETE and received on or before March 12th.
If you are eligible to apply for a scholarship, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.
Silent Auction Donations:
Each year, the MNHIMA Board of Directors awards scholarships to HIM students based on merit. The funds for these scholarships are derived from direct donations to the MNHIMA Student Merit Scholarship Fund, and also from the proceeds of our Silent Auction held each year at the MNHIMA Annual Meeting. The funds are held at the AHIMA Foundation, which makes it possible for donations to be tax deductible.
Are you interested in giving to students by donating to the scholarship fund? Please visit our AHIMA Foundation page for more information and instructions on donating.