Scholarship Information

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The HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Minnesota Chapter annually awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying in the healthcare information or management systems field.

The goal of the scholarships is to reward future information technology or healthcare professionals investing their careers in the development of innovative system design, evaluation or implementation to improve the healthcare delivery system.

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence and the potential for future leadership in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Review criteria include as a core foundation: scholastic achievement and demonstration of leadership potential, including communication skills and participation in HIMSS activities.

The scholarships are awarded to the students deemed most deserving as determined by the HIMSS Minnesota Chapter board.

The HIMSS Minnesota chapter offers the following three scholarships:

 

  • Undergraduate Health IT Scholarship (associate or baccalaureate students)

  • Graduate Health IT Scholarship (graduate certificate, master’s, or doctoral students)

  • Graduate Nursing Informatics Scholarship (master’s or doctoral students)

 

Eligibility

  • Membership in HIMSS is not required in order to apply for the scholarship. However, if you are not a member, and you are awarded a scholarship the HIMSS Minnesota Chapter will provide a complimentary one-year local student membership for the HIMSS Minnesota.

  • A full or part-time student in an accredited associate, baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral program related to the healthcare information or management systems field.

    • For the Health IT scholarships, the specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, health information technology, healthcare informatics, health information management, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs focused in healthcare will predominate.

    • For the nursing informatics scholarship, applicants are expected to have a Bachelor's degree in nursing and enrolled in a graduate certificate, masters, or doctoral program with an emphasis in nursing informatics.

  • The candidates must either be a Minnesota resident or a resident of a bordering state (Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota) and enrolled in a Minnesota higher education institution.

  • Previous Minnesota Chapter scholarship winners are ineligible.

  • Participating students must declare any affiliation, outside support, or conflict of interest in completing the contest.

 

Applying for a Scholarship

Visit the link to apply for the appropriate scholarship:

 

 

 

 

The application will remain open until April 1, 2017.  A decision regarding the application recipients will be announced May 1, 2017.

 

2016 Winners

Undergraduate Health IT Winners 

  • Mikaela Vadnais, Health Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica

  • Rebekah Blaschko, Health Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica

Graduate Health IT Winners 

  • Aaron Sattler, MS in Data Science, University of Minnesota

  • Spencer Cahoon, MHA, University of Minnesota

Graduate Nursing Informatics Winners

  • Ruth Novack, MS in Nursing, Walden University

  • Helen Fu, PhD in Nursing, University of Minnesota

 

2015 Winners

Undergraduate Health IT Winners 

  • Shelby Zemke, Health Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica

  • Meagan Krey, Health Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica

Graduate Health IT Winners 

  • Brett LeFevre, MHA, University of Minnesota

  • Neil Kolstad, MHA and MBA, University of Minnesota

Graduate Nursing Informatics Winners

  • Robin Austin, PhD in nursing, University of Minnesota

  • Bekki Maki, Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University

For more scholarship information, email our Scholarship Chair at mn.studentaffairs@himsschapter.org