GIC HIMSS Scholarships

GIC HIMSS Student Scholarship Program 

 2018 Academic Scholarship - Coming Soon!

The  Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS will be offering 2 Scholarships  

  • $2,500  Undergraduate
  • $2,500   Graduate




The schedule for development and advertisement of the scholarship program and award of the scholarships for the 2016/2017 program year is as follows:

  • September       1, 2017        Application published to web site and process opens
  • October         31, 2017         Applications due no later than 5:00 pm
  • November          2017          Review of applications and selection of award recipients
  • December          2017          GICHIMSS Board approval of scholarship awards nominees              
  • January             2018          Award winner notified by email and/or phone call nominees
  • April                 2018           Scholarship awards presented at a GICHIMSS event


Congratulations to the GIC HIMSS 2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Recipients! 

Fatima Nawaz is studying Health Information Management at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her interest in health information technology led her to pursue this degree and her experience with data analysis and coding languages will lead her future career path. Her favorite aspect of the field is that it is continuously advancing. She hopes to pursue a position as a healthcare data analyst after graduation.   Fatima’s long term goal is to become a professor. She lives in Glendale Heights, IL



Audria Dotson is a registered nurse with experience in pediatrics, nursery and neonatal intensive care. Dotson works as an Instructional Designer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital teaching the Epic system to all levels of medical professionals.  She received her BSN from Bradley University in Peoria and is currently studying for a MS in Health Informatics at the University of Illinois, Chicago.  Audria chose this field to make a difference for patient safety and patient care.  She is interested in telehealth and helping to increase access to healthcare in rural and urban areas.  She resides in Chicago.