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New York State Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship

Sponsored by the HIMSS New York State Chapter

Winners will be announced in January 2015 and honored at the Awards Banquet at the HIMSS15 Conference and Exposition.

The New York State Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to announce a new scholarship for a student of healthcare informatics. Established and funded by the HIMSS New York Chapter, this scholarship is awarded to a HIMSS student member who exhibits academic excellence and future leadership potential in the healthcare information and management systems industry. New York student members are all encouraged to apply for the scholarship. 

The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 and is given annually.

In addition to the $5000 scholarship award, the winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Awards Banquet at the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. (Some restrictions may apply.)  New York Chapter Scholarship recipients are appointed to the Student Liaison role on the Chapter Board.

Applicants for the New York State Chapter Scholarship must fulfill these minimum requirements:

  • The applicant must be a member in good standing of HIMSS
  • The applicant must be a member of National HIMSS and the New York Chapter
  • The applicant must be attending a school in New York
  • Applicants must be attending classes at the time the scholarship is awarded at any New York State accredited college/university related to healthcare, the management of information systems and affiliated professions. Attendance can be part or full time but should be part of a formalized program that leads to a specific degree in the associated field. While the exact program and degree are not critical factors, it is expected that programs similar to those in biomedical engineering, healthcare informatics, computer science and information systems, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, operations research, and hospital administration will predominate.
  • Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 500 words – (details are stated on the scholarship application)
  • Applicants must be willing to actively participate as a Student Liaison to the Chapter Board if selected.
  • Previous Foundation Scholarship winners are ineligible.

2013 Scholarship Recipient

Neha Patadia, Weill Cornell Medical College


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