Opportunities

Healthcare Student Opportunities

HIMSS offers a variety of healthcare student opportunities, including scholarships from the HIMSS Foundation, the HIMSS Student Case Competition, and the Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community.

HIMSS Scholarships

The HIMSS Foundation awards scholarships annually to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrate the potential to be future leaders in health information and technology.

The call for scholarship applications is now closed. Applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application(s) in December. For more information contact scholarships@himss.org.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships

HIMSS Foundation Chapter-Supported Scholarships

HIMSS also offers healthcare student scholarships that are sponsored by local HIMSS chapters. Chapter scholarships vary annually. The 2022 scholarships are:

  • HIMSS Georgia Chapter Scholarship
  • HIMSS Midwest Gateway Chapter Scholarship
  • HIMSS South Florida Chapter Scholarship
  • HIMSS South Texas Chapter Scholarship

Other HIMSS Chapter-Supported Scholarships

Many HIMSS Chapters also support scholarships outside of the HIMSS Foundation. Please visit chapter websites to learn more about scholarships available. Visit our complete list of local chapter websites.

Learn more about HIMSS Foundation and HIMSS Chapter supported scholarships.

HIMSS Student Case Competition

The HIMSS Student Case Competition provides student opportunities for interdisciplinary teams, with a maximum of three (3) team members each, composed of undergraduate, graduate, residents or fellows, to demonstrate proficiency in understanding the vast body of knowledge that comprises health information and technology. By analyzing a HIMSS-supplied case study, teams have the opportunity to “design the future” with an eye toward transformative care today. From this analysis, teams apply recommendations that support current health information and technology practices that involve transformative care, while coupling recommendations with advocacy outreach at the federal and state levels.

The competition was established in 2017 with a generous donation honoring former HIMSS employee Marc Holland. As vice president of HIMSS Analytics, Marc was engaged in his life’s work. Although his life was cut short, HIMSS is grateful to honor Marc’s passion and conviction for health information and technology with a competition designed for healthcare students.

“We were so pleased to see the creation of the HIMSS Student Case Competition in honor of our late father, Marc Holland. Many of the technological innovations taking place today in the healthcare sector, and indeed the world, were his vision from his very first job as an IT analyst with the Montefiore Medical Center in the 1970s. Advocating for universal access to digital medical records, using technology to coordinate care among practitioners and hospital networks, while maintaining security and privacy, was a lonely crusade in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It wasn't until data became a ubiquitous part of our lives in the early 2000s that the work he cared so deeply about came into the mainstream. Therefore, this competition is very fitting of his legacy. Thank you!” Craig Holland and Michele Groner, Marc Holland’s Children

The 2021 competition submission period is now closed. Details regarding the 2022 competition will be forthcoming.

Awards and Recognition

In recognition of the work required to prepare a winning case analysis, HIMSS is pleased to provide awards for first, second and third places.

  • First Place: Complimentary full registration for up to three (3) team members and one (1) faculty member to attend the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition. All expenses paid for up to three (3) attendees to include: two (2) nights' hotel to attend the conference; coach airfare (up to $450); and $200 honorarium. Opportunity to present analysis of case competition during the conference; symbol of recognition; and public announcement in an official HIMSS publication and on relevant website(s).
  • Second Place: Complimentary full registration for up to three (3) team members and one (1) faculty member to attend the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition; symbol of recognition; public announcement in an official HIMSS publication and on relevant website(s).
  • Third Place: Symbol of recognition; public announcement in an official HIMSS publication and on relevant website(s).

2021 Winning Team

The 2021 winning team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham utilized a case study focused on ambulatory diabetes management from 2015 Davies Enterprise Award Recipient MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. The team will present their case analysis during the HIMSS Global Health Conference Career Fair.

We also invite you to join our Emerging Healthcare Leaders Community. Check out additional opportunities for students as a part of this community.

For more information or for questions on any of these programs, contact emergingleaders@himss.org.