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MSHIMA Scholarships Available
To apply for a MSHIMA scholarship, a student should submit:
(1) a typed essay that includes: why he/she chose a career in HIM and why he/she should be considered for the scholarship
(2) proof of AHIMA student membership with MS being listed as state of residence
(3) letter of reference from program director or instructor that includes the student’s achievements, student’s GPA (which must be a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and verification that the student plans to maintain enrollment in HIT/HIM related courses during the next academic year , and
(4) resume to include education, work/volunteer experience, honors/awards, and organizational memberships.
All required documentation is due via email to the Chair of the Nominating Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). The MSHIMA Nominating Committee will choose 3 recipients from the submissions, and their names will be announced at the MSHIMA Annual Meeting.
The 2019 deadline is May 10, 2019.
Health Information is one of the fastest growing professions in the country based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the American Health Information Management Association, there are more than 120 different job titles that health information professionals hold, indicating a broad range of skills and opportunities.
For information on the HIM profession, visit AHIMA’s Career & Student Center.
Below is a list of programs available in Mississippi.
HIA & Masters Programs
University of Mississippi Medical Center
School of Health Related Professions
2500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216
Contact: Angela Morey, HIIM Undergraduate Program Director
Contact: Lisa Morton, HIIM Graduate Program Director