CHIA Awards and Scholarship Program


The CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund offers CHIA Student and Active members, and California’s CAHIIM-accredited programs a variety of scholarships, awards, and grants. The purpose of these programs is to promote the importance of HIM professional credentials, strengthen the HIM profession, promote the value of AHIMA and CHIA membership, identify and engage future leaders, and support HIM related research. The following scholarship and grant programs are offered:

Student Scholarships awards up to six scholarships of $750 each to members currently enrolled in a CAHIIM-accredited HIA/HIT program, pursing a specialty or higher HIM credential than they currently hold (e.g., CCS or CCS-P pursuing RHIT or RHIA; RHIT pursing RHIA), or pursuing a post-graduate degree in an HIM related field.

Certification Exam Fee Reimbursement Program awards up to 20 full exam reimbursements to members who successfully pass AHIMA’s HIM exams (RHIT, RHIA), HIM coding exams (CCS, CCA, CCS-P), and specialty exams (CHPS, CDIP, CHDA).

Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) Scholarship provides opportunities, due to financial limitations, for members to attend CHIA educational programs.

HIIM Program Grants are awarded to California’s HIT/HIM programs to support improvements in teaching and learning.

Research Support Awards provide financial assistance to members who are conducting HIM-related research while seeking advanced master’s and doctoral degrees in areas related to the field of HIM.

Contribute/Donate Today to support these important programs and HIM emerging and practicing professionals. The CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund is made possible through the generous contributions of CHIA Members, Corporate Partners, Vendor Contributions, and other HIM professionals. Please consider making a contribution today.