THIMA Scholarship Program
Several scholarships are available annually through THIMA to Tennessee students who are planning a career in Health Information Management (HIM). Two of the scholarships are the THIMA Scholarship ($1,000) and the Evelyn Freeman Scholarship ($1,000). The Evelyn Freeman Scholarship is funded by DocuVoice. In 2016, there is a $500 scholarship funded by MRO. In some years, there may be a Past President’s Scholarship of $200.
This varies from year to year; the Scholarship Committee will be informed of the availability of the Past President’s Scholarship prior to review of scholarship applications.
If other scholarships are funded by exhibitors, they will be administered by THIMA following this policy. Each scholarship will be given to assist students in Tennessee who are enrolled in the final year of an Associate, Baccalaureate, or Masters Degree in HIM. Candidates must be residents of the State of Tennessee, and they must be attending a CAHIIM-accredited HIA/HIT program in Tennessee.
Candidates for the scholarship must submit applications using the online process through the THIMA web site. The decision to award the scholarship is made by the Scholarship Committee. The use of the award is left to the discretion of the recipient.
The online scholarship application and Program Director verification must be submitted by February 10th. All applications must be submitted electronically.
The following must be submitted:
- The Online Scholarship Application
Please note that you will have the ability to save the application and return to work on it again at a later time. You will see “Save and continue scholarship application later“ beginning on the second page. Click here to view a PDF version of the scholarship application so you can see the required information.The applicant’s official transcript will be uploaded on the online scholarship application form.
Two personal online letters of reference (other than family, clergy, or program director) will be uploaded on the online scholarship application. Candidates are encouraged to obtain one of the two personal letters from a clinical instructor.
- Online statement from the Program Director that includes verification of acceptance. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Program Director the link to the online statement from the Program Director.
Applicants will be judged on the basis of:
- information on application form
- employment record
- financial needs
Recipients will be selected by February 19th.
All applicants will be notified of the decision by the Executive Director.
Recipients must provide proof of enrollment to the Executive Director before scholarship monies are awarded.