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Northern California Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship

Sponsored by the HIMSS Northern California Chapter

The call for applications will open in July 2017. Please check back for more information.

The Northern California Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to announce a scholarship for student of healthcare informatics. Established and funded by the HIMSS Northern California 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. Northern California student members are all encouraged to apply for the scholarship. 

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


Applicants for the Northern California 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 Northern California Chapter
  • The applicant must be attending a school in the Northern California area
  • The primary occupation of the applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be that of student in an accredited undergraduate, Masters or PhD program related to the healthcare information management systems field. The specific degree program is not a critical factor, although it is expected that programs similar to those in industrial engineering, operations research, healthcare informatics, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and quantitative programs in business administration and hospital administration will predominate.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least a first-term junior when the scholarship is awarded.
  • Previous Foundation Scholarship winners are ineligible.


Karen Boruff, PMP, MBA, with a concentration in Business Analytics of Healthcare from California State University, Sacramento


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