Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipient!

Autumn is graduating this May from Texas State University in San Marcos with her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management.  She will be continuing her studies this fall at Texas State University by pursuing her Master of Science degree program in Public Health Education and Promotion.  

  • Member of the Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA).
  • Member of the Alpha Eta Honor Society – National Honor Society for Allied Health Professionals 
  • Member of Alpha Chi – National College Honor Society 

Autumn’s current career plans are to earn the RHIA credential, a Master’s in Public Health Education and Promotion, be a graduate instructional assistant, and work in healthcare to improve patient care. Her career goal is to bridge the gap between health information management and public health professionals for the betterment of different patient populations.

South Texas Health IT Students - You May Be Eligible for a $5,000 Scholarship!

Established and funded by the South Texas HIMSS Chapter, this local chapter supported scholarship is awarded to a student member who exhibits academic excellence and future leadership potential in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

The winner will receive the following:

  • 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;

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

Scholarship Application Criteria

Applicants for the South Texas HIMSS Chapter Scholarship must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • The applicant must be (or become prior to application submission) a student member in good standing of HIMSS with a South Texas Chapter designation.

  • The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of student in an accredited undergraduate, Masters or PhD program related to the healthcare information 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, healthcare informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs in business administration and hospital administration will predominate.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the scholarship is awarded

Note: Previous Foundation Scholarship winners 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.