Houston Chapter of HIMSS Student Scholarship

PURPOSE: Provide cash scholarship(s) to students demonstrating academic excellence and leadership potential in healthcare IT and related fields. Scholarships are financial awards that do not need to be repaid.

AMOUNT: Up to three scholarships will be awarded for each fiscal year July 1st -  June 30th.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be a full-time or part-time associate, bachelor, graduate, or doctoral student attending an accredited institution, including an online degree program. Enrollment in a certificate or certification program will not be considered as completion of the program does not result in the awarding of a degree. The financial award will be made available following proof of completion of a course(s) from an accredited institution and a minimum grade of B in each course.
  • Be a student or employee sponsored member of HIMSS and Houston Chapter of HIMSS.
  • Be available to provide a brief presentation to the board during the fiscal year of the scholarship award.
  • Have not received Houston Chapter of HIMSS scholarship in the prior year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  1. Statement of Intent (400-500 words) to describe:
    1. Professional and personal goals in the healthcare IT or incorporation of healthcare IT
    2. Use of the scholarship award
    3. Describe financial needs if applicable
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Official Transcript(s) (Please send all transcripts)

Note: If you have multiple degrees, please send sealed official transcript(s) for current degree program and previously obtained degrees. You can request to have transcripts forwarded to the address below or if you wish to send transcripts by online, links must be provided directly from the schools.

  1. Three letters of recommendation
  2. Please read HIMSS Houston Chapter Scholarship Policy and sign/send the agreement as part of the application.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING ON: January 1st, 2019

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM (CST): March 1, 2019

SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS and TRANSCRIPTS:

Submit applications by email to: Juliana J. Brixey Juliana.J.Brixey@uth.tmc.edu

For transcripts, please mail to:

Juliana J. Brixey PhD, MPH, MSN, RN
7000 Fannin Suite 600
Houston, TX 77030

SELECTION PROCESS:

Recipients of scholarships are selected through a holistic review of the applicant’s statement of intent, resume/CV, academic history, official transcript, and recommendation letters that demonstrate an exceptional level of leadership, scholarship, communication and HIMSS participation as outlined below.  

Applications will be reviewed and final selection will be made by the Scholarship Selection Subcommittee of Houston HIMSS Chapter.

HIMSS Participation (40 Points)

Points Available

Points Earned

 

Comments

Years of Membership

1-5 =  2 Points        11-15= 8 Points

6-10 = 6  Points      >16 = 10  Points

10

 

 

Participation

Attends HIMSS Houston events such as monthly Lunch and Learn  and social events = 2 Points

Volunteer for Houston HIMSS events = 8 Points

Volunteer for Regional HIMSS events = 5 Points

Volunteer at National HIMSS events = 5 Points

20

 

 

Leadership Roles

Houston HIMSS Board Member = 5 Points

Committee Chairperson = 2 Points

National Elected or Volunteer = 3 Points

10

 

 

Leadership (20 Points)

  Points Available                               

 

Points Earned

Comments

School Related/Academic Activities

4

 

 

Extracurricular, Community, and Volunteer Service Activities

10

 

 

Professional Society Involvement (excluding HIMSS)

6

 

 

Communications (10 Points)

Points Available

 

Points Earned

 

Comments

Presentations

3

 

 

Publications

5

 

 

Posters

2

 

 

Scholarship (30 Points)

Points Available

 

Points Earned

 

Comments

Academic Records/Transcripts (Submitted from all schools attended)

2

 

 

 

GPA (<3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

3.0 – 3.4 = 2 Points

3.5. - 3.8 = 3 Points

3.9 – 4.0 = 5 Points

5

 

 

Additional Informatics Education/Training

(Includes certifications)

4

 

 

Academic Awards/Recognition

4

 

 

Personal Statement

5

 

 

Letters of Recommendation

(3 letters, not from friends)

5

 

 

Financial Need

5

 

 

TOTAL

100