2016 WVHIMSS Excellence in HIT Scholarship

The West Virginia HIMSS (WVHIMSS) Chapter will award one (1) $1,000.00 scholarship and WVHIMSS Student Committee membership to an undergraduate or graduate student studying in the healthcare information or healthcare management systems field. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance and recognition to qualified students with the potential for future leadership roles in the healthcare information and management systems industry.


Eligibility and selection for scholarship award will be based upon the following criteria:


  • Students must be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program related to health information management fields including, but not necessarily limited to, health sciences, management, and information management/technology
  • Individual submission of the scholarship application.
  • 3.0 GPA with submission of the most recent transcripts showing the student is in good standing.
  • Completed at least one semester of their educational program.
  • At least one professional recommendation from someone familiar with the student's work.
  • A short essay that addresses:
    • Why information technology is important in healthcare today.
    • Discussion of how information technology can address healthcare issues and enhance patient care.
  • Previous winners are ineligible.



  • Completed application and all supporting documentation must be submitted to wv.info@himsschapter.org by March 31, 2016 11:59pm EST.
  • Award recipient will be notified by May 2nd, 2016.
  • Awards will be announced at the WVHIMSS 2016 Spring Meeting currently scheduled for June 9-10, 2016 at the Stonewall Resort.