Maryland HIMSS Chapter Announces Annual Health IT Scholarship Program


The Maryland HIMSS Chapter is pleased to announce the opening of their annual call for applications of their Health IT scholarships. Every year, Maryland HIMSS awards two deserving students actively enrolled in a health care information technology and/or computer science related degree program. “We are honored to support individuals advancing their education while also providing them with additional opportunities for professional development.” Said Debra Roper, Chair of Professional Development for the Maryland HIMSS Chapter.

In addition to the $2,500.00 award, recipients will also receive

  • Honorary Maryland HIMSS Chapter Membership for one year
  • Admittance into all Chapter Education Programs at no cost
  • Appointment to a chapter committee of choice

Potential applicants are asked to review the scholarship specifics on the Maryland Chapter website; “Scholarships are just one of the many ways, we are committed to growing and supporting our local industry; investing in our workforce has always paid dividends” said Bob Hooper, President of the Maryland Chapter and Vice-President at First Choice Consulting. Application packages are due Monday, July 31st, 2017.


HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 64,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.

About Maryland HIMSS Chapter

The Maryland Chapter of HIMSS is the state-wide, locally driven group of professionals inclusive of with a focus on information technology in healthcare. With over 1800 members, the chapter provides several educational events and networking forums annually, while regularly convening important industry discussions with local, state and federal agencies. For the last five years, the Maryland Chapter has received the HIMSS Presidential Level designation for Recognition of Advocacy Award.

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