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Chicago, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The AHIMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), announced today that it has opened its scholarship application with $100,000 available in scholarships for currently enrolled outstanding health information professionals pursuing associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in health information management (HIM) or health informatics (HI) .

Through a single online application, students can apply for one of three financial support opportunities, including the Merit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, and Thesis Support Scholarship. For eligibility and requirements, visit and apply online by August 31, 2022.

“We are thrilled to continue our scholarship program and provide determined and motivated health information students with the support and advancement they deserve,” said Anisa Tootla, Executive Director of the AHIMA Foundation. “Through these scholarships, we aim to ease financial burdens and provide our recipients with scholarship amounts commensurate with the cost of a full course. Research shows that for every $1,000 of grant or scholarship, a student is 5% more likely to continue their education.

In 2021, the AHIMA Foundation awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 28 students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Of the 2021-2022 scholarship recipients, the majority met the criteria for a “non-traditional student,” as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics:

Over 24 Delayed enrollment after high school Attending college part-time Works full-time Financially independent of parents Single parent Has dependents (other than spouse)

“Thanks to your generous scholarship, I’m one step closer to achieving my career goal,” said AHIMA Foundation Veterans Scholarship 2021 Jamie White. Jamie works full-time as a coder doctor at Bon Secours Mercy Health while pursuing a master’s degree. in Health Care Administration from Mercy College in Ohio.

“After my daughter was born, I knew I wanted to complete a bachelor’s degree in HIM,” said Tia Brewer, 2021 AHIMA Merit Scholarship recipient from Charter Oak State College in Arkansas. “When she gets older, I wanted to be able to share with her my own experiences that it’s never too late to finish a degree and that it’s possible even when you’re a mom and you work more than 40 hours a week. .”

Scholarships for the next generation of health information professionals are made possible through generous donations. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support this program at


About the AHIMA Foundation

The AHIMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) dedicated to empowering people with health information literacy. health to achieve better health outcomes. Founded in 1962, AHIMA Foundation programs, research, and projects help families make informed health decisions, guide evidence-based health system policies and practices, and educate and train future and current health information professionals. Recognizing that health information is human information, the AHIMA Foundation works intensively to bring together interdisciplinary stakeholders to identify unmet needs in public health and education. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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