Scholarship Programs

The California Health Information Association and our generous donors are pleased to be able to assist health information management 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 are generally $500 each. The scholarships are awarded annually in June. CHIA Student Members and CHIA Active members who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Foundation for Active Member Education provides financial assistance to CHIA members who wish to attend a CHIA-sponsored educational program and who, without this assistance, would be unable to do so due to financial limitations.

HIIM Program Grants The Health Informatics and Information Management (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. The grants are funded through member and vendor partner donations to the CHIA Scholarship program..

Exam Fee Reimbursement Program provides partial reimbursement ($100) of the AHIMA’s exam fee to sit for the RHIT or RHIA credentialing exam. 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.