WHIMA Undergraduate Scholarship

To Qualify for a Scholarship, the Following Criteria Must be Met:

  1. Completed application and essay must be submitted by February 28th.
  2. Must be a student member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) AND of the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).
  3. Must be enrolled in a Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited Health Information Administration program or Health Information Technology program at the time the scholarship funds are awarded. Certificate programs do not qualify for the undergraduate scholarship.
  4. Must have successfully completed at least one semester of a program.
  5. Must submit a current unofficial college transcript with the application, showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  6. A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required (may be personal or professional).
  7. Previous awardees may submit an application biennially (every other year).

WHIMA Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Applicant Information


Current CAHIIM-Accredited Educational Institution

School Address
School Address
Undergraduate Degree (please select one)

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Short Answer Questions

Letters of Reference

Please upload at least two letters of professional or personal reference.

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Essay/Research Topic

An essay must be submitted which answers the essay question noted below.

The essay is reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1250 words.
    Essay title, references and citations are excluded from the word count.
  • Clarity of essay.
  • References must be included in the appropriate format for the type of reference material (book, article, website, etc.). Citation must be used as appropriate throughout the essay with correct American Psychological Association (APA) format.
  • Correct use of grammar and punctuation.

Essay Topic:

Health Information Management (HIM) covers a broad range of areas with many regulations impacting the industry. Identify a current issue for HIM and explain how it is impacting the field. (Select one issue and support your rationale with references and citations.)

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