Scholarship Programs

The California Health Information Association and our generous donors are pleased to be able to assist HIM students and professionals by offering a variety of scholarships and grants. The purpose of these programs is to promote the importance of the HIM professional credentials, strengthen the HIM profession, promote the value of AHIMA and CHIA membership, and to identify and engage future leaders.

Your Contributions/Donations support these programs. CHIA is grateful for the contributions by members, CHIA’s component local associations, institutions, corporations, and others. Please consider making a contribution to support these important programs.

Student Scholarships award $500 to help members complete their educational goals and enable them to successfully embark on or build upon their HIM career path. CHIA Student Members enrolled in a CAHIIM accredited HIA or HIT program, and CHIA Active Members enrolled in a HIA or HIT program and pursuing a specialty or higher HIM credential than they currently hold (e.g. CCS or CCS-P pursuing RHIT or RHIA; RHIT pursuing RHIA) or pursuing a post graduate degree in an HIM related field, are encouraged to apply.

Exam Fee Reimbursement Program awards $100 to eligible CHIA Members, as partial reimbursement for the RHIT or RHIA exam fee. The purpose of this program is to support the needs of CHIA’s eligible members and to encourage students to sit for their credentialing exam within six months of graduation.

Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) scholarship provides opportunities for CHIA Active Members to attend CHIA-sponsored educational programs in those instances when the member would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations. It is the goal of CHIA to provide FAME scholarships to as many qualified applicants as possible.

HIIM Program Grants are awarded to Health Information Administration, Health Informatics, and Health Information Technology programs to support improvements in teaching and learning and to help meet special needs of these programs in California. The amount of the grant is determined annually by the CHIA Board.