a. Northeast Florida state residents or AHIMA Student Member with FL designated as their state,
enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state HIM program
b. Applicants must have completed 50%
of one of the following:
1. Accredited Health Information
Technology or Health Information
2. Graduate program related to HIM in
a college or university accredited
by a nationally recognized
3. Coding Certificate program
4. AHIMA Coding Basics Interactive
c. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA
of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
d. AHIMA/NEFHIMA Student Membership (preferred)
Northeast Florida students from all program levels are eligible for scholarships. Northeast Florida residents attending programs in other states will also be eligible. The scholarship is based on merit and not on financial need.
3. Application Process
a. Complete application for NEFHIMA Scholarship
b. One letter of recommendation from
faculty advisor, faculty member or mentor
c. Validation from Program Director that student is in the last year and is expected to graduate
d. Essay – Length will be 300-500 words.
· Essay Topic: “How I Will Use This Degree to Advance the HIM Profession”
e. An official school transcript of grades
indicating cumulative GPA
f. Deadline June 1, 2014 (post mark)
a. To ensure applying students are eligible to receive scholarship and provide demographic information, work history and volunteer activities
b. Individual will be able to elaborate on
student’s academic abilities, history
c. To ensure applying students are
eligible to receive scholarship and will
d. Essay will best reflect the student’s
independent thinking, ideas, goals and
e. To ensure cumulative GPA is at least 3.0 (out of 4.0)
f. Deadlines will allow sufficient time for the students and Scholarship Committee to complete their tasks and for students to plan their finances
5. Amount of Scholarship
a. The number of scholarships issued each year and the award amounts will be determined based upon funding
Variable income sources such as vendor gifts, NFHIMA member gifts, interest income, and proceeds from fundraising activities will be used for the scholarships. Availability of these funds will determine yearly scholarship amounts.
a. Selection will be based on submitted
application components and rated on a score sheet with a five (5) point scale based on the following:
1. Scholastic ability
3. Work Experience
4. Leadership Experience
5. Potential Contribution to HIM
b. Selections will be made by the Scholarship Committee.
a. Selections will be made as objectively as possible. Applicant’s identifying
information will be removed from all
documents submitted to assure anonymity and objectivity.
b. Committee will perform the screening and evaluation and will have the time needed to complete this task.