CHIMA supports the professional development of individuals engaged in the undergraduate study of health information technology, health information management, and/or graduate study in health information management or related fields. Scholarships are awarded through CHIMA-designated funds. Money is distributed as long as qualified applications are received.
The regional associations of CHIMA (NCHIMA, SCHIMA & WCHIMA) may also have scholarships available. Click here to find out more information from the regional associations.
AHIMA Foundation (formerly known as FORE) Named Scholarships Gifts made in honor or in memory of colleagues, friends, or family members directly support the FORE merit scholarship program. Such gifts are a special way of honoring their achievements and/or remembering friends and colleagues. They are also an important part of the foundation’s ability to increase support for the development of HIM professionals – helping us provide a record 50 scholarships in 2003.
Many of these gifts help fund the Bright Future scholarship. Others are directed to support scholarship funds or annual awards named for colleagues, friends, or family members. For more information, click here.
Vi Griffin served on the AHIMA Board of Directors from 2001-2003. In addition to her volunteer service with AHIMA, Vi also served as President of the Colorado HIMA and gave generously of her time to numerous causes and to her church. The 2000 recipient of the AHIMA/FORE Volunteer Triumph Award, Vi’s exceptional career in HIM included 40 years at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, where she retired as HIM Director and Quality Assurance Coordinator. Vi served as an outstanding role model and mentor to those entering the profession, and was an advocate for students through her involvement as an advisor and practice supervisor for area colleges.