2024 WA HIMSS Student Scholarship Program

WA HIMSS Announces the Launch of the 2024 Scholarship Year Application Period.


Candidate Profile

WA HIMSS scholarships are available to students who envision healthcare information technology playing a significant role in their current or future career.



Eligible student scholarship candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a Washington State resident
  2. Be enrolled in a Washington State institute of higher education with focus on healthcare science, health care technology and/or healthcare public policy.
  3. Complete web application and essays.
  4. Provide a letter of reference from an Academic Advisor or Professional Manager
  5. Be an active HIMSS WA member and show participation/registered for at least two events during 2023-2024


Scholarship Amounts

Three scholarships are available:

  • Graduate Student Scholarship: $2500
  • Undergraduate Student Scholarship: $2000
  • Certificate Scholarship: $1000

The amounts are subject to change as the HIMSS WA chapter continues to seek sponsorships to support our students. Updates will be provided when award recipients are notified in mid-May.


Application Period

The application period for the 2024 WA HIMSS scholarships is from April 1st – April 30th. Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 30th, and award recipients will be notified in mid-May.


Application Detail

Scholarships will be offered to undergraduate/graduate students, transitioning military veterans, and professionals pursuing certificate programs that demonstrate academic excellence and leadership in healthcare science, technology, business, and public policy sectors.

Further Applicant Details

  • Applicants must be enrolled as part-time or full-time students in an accredited certificate, micro pathways in health information technology programs, Undergraduate (junior or senior level), Masters, or PhD program in the State of Washington at the time of the scholarship application deadline.

  • Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining in their program of study; or, if enrolled in an accredited certification program, at least one full academic term remaining in their program, as of the scholarship application deadline.

  • Applicants who are graduating or will graduate before the scholarship program's start date are not eligible to apply.

  • Candidates should be pursuing a degree relating to healthcare technology. Typical degrees may include healthcare administration, public health, healthcare information management, public policy, health/ clinical informatics, patient-centered technologies, computer science/information systems, and engineering.

  • Students must complete an application outlining their scholastic and professional achievements, leadership, and communication skills, HIMSS experience, and activities which demonstrate their commitment to healthcare science, technology, business and public policy.

  • Previous scholarship winners are ineligible.

How to Apply

To submit your application, please use the WA HIMSS 2024 Scholarship Application form.

Any questions?

For any questions or additional information, please email Darsi Tuttle, WA HIMSS Scholarship Chair, at wa.scholarship@himsschapter.org.