- The applicant must be a member in good standing of both National HIMSS and South Florida Chapter
- 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
Note:Previous Foundation Scholarship winners are ineligible
"Attending the HIMSS 2014 Annual Conference could not have been a better experience. Having just started the Master of Science in Health Informatics & Management Systems at Florida International University, I was honored to have been selected as the recipient of the South Florida HIMSS Chapter Annual Scholarship. This award not only offered $5,000 to cover tuition costs, but it also included an all-expense paid trip to the conference that covered registration and lodging costs. Upon arriving to the conference (in Orlando), it was amazing to see the vastness of this organization: from the hundreds of vendor exhibitions and inspiring lecturers, including Hillary Clinton, to the thousands of conference attendees. To say that this event was impressive is an understatement. This opportunity allowed me to network with many professionals within this industry, which actually led me to become a board member of the South Florida HIMSS Chapter. I’m very grateful for this experience and I strongly encourage all health informatics students to apply." Juan Carlos Gallegos, 2013 Scholarship Recipient