South Florida Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship

Purpose and History

The South Florida Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to sponsor a scholarship for a student of health information technology or informatics. The chapter established this scholarship to promote the development of emerging leaders in health information technology management. South Florida student members are all encouraged to apply for the scholarship. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship award, the recipient will also receive a trip to the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition (some restrictions may apply).

The call for scholarship applications is now open and will close on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  Submit application

HIMSS 2020 Recipient

Ruth Marquez

For Scholarship Consideration, Nominees Must

  • The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the Scholarship is awarded must be that of student in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program related to the health information or management systems field. The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, bioinformatics, health informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs in business administration, clinical disciplines, and health administration will predominate;
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the Scholarship is awarded;
  • Current member in good standing of HIMSS and the South Florida Chapter of HIMSS;
  • The applicant must be attending a school in South Florida;
  • Is not currently serving on one of HIMSS boards (HIMSS NA, HIMSS Analytics, PCHAlliance, etc.);
  • Cannot be currently employed by HIMSS, nor engaged in a consulting contract with any component of HIMSS;
  • Scholarship judges are ineligible to be apply;
  • Previous Foundation Scholarship recipients are ineligible.

The Nomination Process

Any person meeting the eligibility and required criteria may be nominated. Candidates may also nominate themselves for the scholarship. Only fully-completed applications submitted by the published deadline will be considered.

The online application form will require the following information:

  • A completed application using the online nomination form;
  • Two letters of recommendation provided by any of the following: peers, colleagues, managers, or professors. We discourage nominees from submitting letters of recommendation written by Selection Committee judges;
  • Resume/curriculum vitae.

The South Florida Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship Provides

  • Symbol of recognition;
  • Public announcement in an official HIMSS publication and on relevant website(s);
  • Registration to HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition;
  • Airfare for recipient to travel to conference;
  • Two-night hotel stay for recipient near conference location;
  • $5,000 scholarship to recipient;
  • $200 Honoraria;

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