Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME)

The California Health Information Association’s Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) scholarships provide opportunities for CHIA Active members to attend CHIA-sponsored educational programs in those instances when he/she may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial limitations. It is the goal of CHIA to provide FAME funds to as many qualified applicants as possible. The FAME program is funded through donations by members and vendor partners.

FAME Award Description

Approval of the FAME scholarship award will entitle the recipient to a complimentary registration at a CHIA-sponsored educational event. Approval of the application may include approval for reimbursement for all or part of the travel and related expenses requested. Travel and lodging will be considered for reimbursement if the educational program location exceeds 100 miles from member’s home. Lodging is considered for shorter distances if the program is more than one day in length.

The amount of the expenses covered will be determined on an individual basis, taking into consideration the content of the application itself, the fund balance available, the number of anticipated applications, the educational program details, and the amount of the FAME scholarship award requested.

Eligibility for FAME Awards

CHIA Active members who have not received a FAME award previously are eligible to apply. CHIA Student members are not eligible for FAME awards.

Recipients of FAME Awards are not announced publically to the CHIA general membership.

Application for FAME Awards

To apply for a FAME Award, Active members must a completed FAME Application to CHIA. Applications may be submitted anytime during the year, but must be received by CHIA at least 30 calendar days in advance of the educational event for which award funds are being requested.

Eligible members are encouraged to apply for their needed amount. However, the funds approved may be for an amount less than the total requested amount.

Approval of FAME Award applications

Each FAME applicant will be notified within ten working days whether his/her application has been approved.