Scholarship

Attention Students - CHIMSS Scholarship Program for 2017

The CHIMSS organization is committed to supporting the professional development of health information technology professionals in Colorado.  We offer scholarship awards to professionals pursuing a career in health information technology and those looking to expand their training in the health information technology field. 

  • Academic scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to students/qualified professionals pursuing an advanced degree (masters or doctoral) in the field of health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields.
    • Award: up to $2,000
  • Training scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to students/qualified professionals pursuing advanced training and/or certification related to health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields in a secondary education setting (i.e., community college, junior college, university).
    • Award: up to $1,000
    • Applicants must be a CHIMSS member
  • NEW! Career Enhancement scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to qualified professionals pursuing certification related to health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields (e.g. PMP or similar certification, AACN or other credentialed board certification, CPHIMSS or CAPHIMSS).
    • Award: up to $300
    • Applicants must be a CHIMSS member

Applications will be accepted beginning April 3rd, 2017 and must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain, May 7th, 2017.   Awardees will contacted by a  CHIMSS board member and honored at a subsequent CHIMSS event (location, date and time for that event to be announced soon).

Administrators and Teachers:  Please promote this opportunity at institutions of learning pertinent to health information technology education and professional development. If you have such contacts and would be willing to add them to the CHIMSS scholarship contact database, please send contact information to elizabethbritton@centura.org to obtain the scholarship form.

Remember, all applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 7th, 2017

 

CHIMSS 2017

Academic & Training Scholarship Application

Applicant Information:

Last Name:________________________________ First Name:_________________________________

Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________________________

City:_________________________________ State:___________ Zip Code:_____________________

Daytime Telephone: ( ) -

Email Address:______________________________________________________

Are you currently a national HIMSS member? Yes No

Colorado HIMSS member? Yes No

Have you served as a Colorado HIMSS volunteer in the past? Yes No

- For which events/years?

In the Fall of 2017, I will be attending college as a: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

Master's Level (year)

Doctoral Level (year)

Technical School Student (year)

Medical School Student (year)

Nursing School Student (year)

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): (On a 4.0 scale if applicable)

You can refer to an attached resume in lieu of answering the following questions – but only if it has this information clearly delineated. Feel free to augment the information contained in your resume.

1. What academic program or training are you pursuing?

2. What are your educational and professional goals and objectives?

3. List your academic honors, awards and membership activities.

4. List your community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, and extracurricular activities.

Additional information required:

The following items must be attached to or included with your application in order to qualify for review by the scholarship committee (Except the reference letters, which must be submitted directly by the references). Your application will be returned to you if these items are not attached to this application. If the requested information is not received by the deadline, the entire application will be rejected. Please check each item to confirm that each one is included as requested.

1. Two references from academic faculty and/or healthcare information technology professionals currently in the industry. These reference letters should be sent directly by the referring party to elizabethbritton@centura.org. They should not come from the applicant himself/herself. Note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to secure these reference letters by the deadline.

2. Most recent official college transcript (if applying for academic scholarship only). Photocopies of your transcript are acceptable.

3. Personal essay (between 300 and 500 words) on how you will use the scholarship and your planned educational program to positively impact the field of healthcare technology and informatics.

Statement of Authenticity and Accuracy

I hereby affirm that all the above stated information, and other information provided by me in support of this application, is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that my name may be used and my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary by CHIMSS to promote the CHIMSS scholarship program.

I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to CHIMSS scholarship policy, I must be present at an upcoming CHIMSS educational event to receive my scholarship award.

Signature of scholarship applicant:___________________________________________

Typed name: ___________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________

REMEMBER

Please send these completed materials to elizabethbritton@centura.org on or before the deadline of May 7, 2017. Questions regarding applications may also be directed to this email address. External documents (such as transcripts) should be scanned and emailed to this address.

CHIMSS 2017

Career Enhancement Scholarship Application

You must be a Colorado HIMSS member to apply.

Applicant Information:

Last Name:________________________________ First Name:_________________________________

Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________________________

City:_________________________________ State:___________ Zip Code:_____________________

Daytime Telephone: ( ) -

Email Address:______________________________________________________

Are you currently a national HIMSS member? Yes No

Have you served as a Colorado HIMSS volunteer in the past? Yes No

- For which events/years?

You can refer to an attached resume in lieu of answering the following questions – but only if it has this information clearly delineated. Feel free to augment the information contained in your resume.

1. What career enhancement are you pursuing?

2. What are your educational and professional goals and objectives?

3. List your academic honors, awards and membership activities.

4. List your community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, and extracurricular activities.

Additional information required:

A Personal Essay (between 300 and 500 words) on how you will use the scholarship and your planned educational program to positively impact the field of healthcare technology and informatics. The essay must be attached to or included with your application in order to qualify for review by the scholarship committee. If the requested information is not submitted in its entirety or received by the deadline, the entire application will be rejected.

Statement of Authenticity and Accuracy

I hereby affirm that all the above stated information, and other information provided by me in support of this application, is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that my name may be used and my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary by CHIMSS to promote the CHIMSS scholarship program.

I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to CHIMSS scholarship policy, I must be present at an upcoming CHIMSS educational event to receive my scholarship award.

Signature of scholarship applicant:___________________________________________

Typed name: ___________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________

REMEMBER

Please send these completed materials to elizabethbritton@centur.org on or before the deadline date of May 7, 2017. Questions regarding applications may also be directed to this email address.

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