Scholarship Application


Instructions for the Completion of the IaHIMA Scholarship Application

The IaHIMA Board will begin to accepting scholarship applications February 1, 2019. The deadline for application submissions is March 13, 2019.

Application Form:

Please note that you will have the ability to save the application and return to work on it again at a later time.

The application form should be completed in detail and must include:

  • AHIMA Membership Card:
    A copy of your AHIMA membership card showing the Component State Association must be
    included with your application.
  • Transcripts:
    Submit transcript(s) which include all credits earned.
  • Professional Goals Essay:
    Include with your application an essay that describes your future goals as a health information management practitioner and include at least the following:
    1. Why did you choose this career?
    2. What do you think this profession can do for you?
    3. What contributions do you feel you can make?
    4. Why do you feel you deserve scholarship consideration?

Educational Enrollment And Eligibility Verification:

After you complete the online application form, forward this link to the Director of the Health Information Management Program, Department Chairperson, or Independent Study Program as appropriate for the program in which you are currently enrolled.

Recommendation Forms:

After you complete the online application form, forward this link to the two persons you have selected as references.

One recommendation must be from the Program Director or an Instructor in your program if you are a Coding Certificate/Diploma or RHIT student. If you are an RHIA or Masters degree student, one recommendation must be from your Academic Counselor (College Level) and/or Program Director.

The other recommendation may be from previous instructors, employers, practicum supervisors, or other professional contact. These individuals should be knowledgeable of your character and ability.


2019 IaHIMA Scholarship Chairpersons

Abbi Telford, RHIT

Kim Barth