Houston Chapter of HIMSS Student Scholarship

PURPOSE: Provide a $2,000 scholarship to students demonstrating academic excellence and leadership potential in healthcare IT and related fields.

AMOUNT: Up to three awards for $2,000 each per fiscal year ending in June 30th.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Be a full-time or part-time associate, bachelor, graduate, or doctoral student attending an accredited institution, including online degree program. Students enrolled in a certificate or certification program are not eligible to apply for the scholarships. .
  • Be a student or employee sponsored member of HIMSS and Houston Chapter of HIMSS.
  • Be able to provide a brief presentation of the process of the degreed seeking program to the board toward the end of the fiscal year.
  • Have not received Houston Chapter of HIMSS scholarship in 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 (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. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Please read HIMSS Houston Chapter Scholarship Policy and sign/send the agreement as part of the application.

ACCEPT APPLICATIONS: TBA for 2018

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM (CST): TBA for 2018

SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS and TRANSCRIPTS:

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

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 applicants’ level of statement of intent, resume, academic history, official transcript, and recommendation letters that demonstrate 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.

Leadership (25 Points)

Points Available

 

Points Awarded

School Related/Academic Activities

8

 

Extracurricular, Community, and Volunteer Service Activities

9

 

Professional Society Involvement (excluding HIMSS)

8

 

Scholarship (25 Points)

Points Available

 

 

Academic Records/Transcripts (Submitted from all schools attended)

5

 

GPA (<3.0 on a 4.0 scale): Average of total GPA by all transcripts for each degree

  • 0 to > 3.0:      0 points
  • 3.01 to 3.39: 2 points
  • 3.40 to 3.69: 4 points
  • 3.70 to 3.80: 6 points
  • 3.90 to 4.00: 8 points

 

8

 

Additional Informatics Education/Training

(Includes certifications)

5

 

Academic Awards/Recognition

7

 

Professional Intents & Achievements (25 Points)

Points Available

 

 

Personal Statement

11

 

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two (2) letters preferably not from friends
  • Each letter is weighted on six (6) points scale

12

 

Financial Need

2

 

Communications (20 Points)

Points Available

 

 

Presentations

7

 

Publications

7

 

Posters

6

 

HIMSS Participation (5 Points)

 

Points Available

 

 

Extent of Participation

5

 

Total

100