ILHIMA supports the professional development of individuals engaged in the undergraduate study of health information technology, health information management, and/or related fields. Scholarships are awarded through ILHIMA designated funds.

ILHIMA Board members eligible to vote are not eligible to apply for scholarships during their service on the Board.  Those who serve the ILHIMA Board in a non-voting capacity, such as Ex-officio and Student Liaison positions are eligible to apply for scholarships.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. be a student, in good standing enrolled in a CAHIIM approved HIM/HIT program in the state of Illinois.
  2. be a resident of Illinois
  3. be a member of AHIMA & ILHIMA
  4. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  5. have a verification of being in good standing and attendance from the program director, and
  6. answer the questions included in the scholarship application

Note: An individual may receive a maximum of one ILHIMA undergraduate scholarship in their lifetime.


All Applications Must Include:

  1. Completed Application form; including checklist and acknowledgement
  2. Completed short answer questions
  3. Most recent transcript for enrolled school (screenshots are not acceptable)
  4. Professional Resume or List of Accomplishments
  5. AHIMA Membership ID #
  6. Online verification completed by the program director

Applications must be submitted by the due date published on the website.
Application should be submitted electronically and in its entirety. 

Questions regarding the application process or the scholarship can be submitted to centraloffice@ilhima.org.


Selection Criteria:

  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of content, quality of writing, professional presentation and ability to follow directions.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 1st.
  • Awards will be presented at the ILHIMA annual meeting.
  • An individual may receive a maximum of one ILHIMA undergraduate scholarship in their lifetime.

ILHIMA Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Eligibility*

I am a student in good standing enrolled in a CAHIIM approved HIM/HIT program in the state of Illinois.
I am a resident of Illinois
I am a member of AHIMA
I am a member of ILHIMA
I have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
I will ensure that my Program Director completes the online program verification form

About the Applicant

Applicant Name
Applicant Name
You must be a resident of Illinois
You must be a member of AHIMA and ILHIMA.

Your Program Director

Program Director Name
Program Director Name

Current Education Institution

You must be enrolled in a CAHIIM approved HIM/HIT program in the state of Illinois.
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB

Short Answer Questions

Each answer to the questions shall not exceed 100 words per question. 

Professional Resume or List of Accomplishments

Prepare a professional resume, curriculum vitae, or list of accomplishments to include the following:

  • Honors/Awards
  • IM Association or Community Involvement
  • Job Experience
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB