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AHIMA® Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarship Program Recipients

CHICAGO – September 15, 2023 – The AHIMA Foundation announced today that it has awarded $87,000 in scholarships and grants to 16 students in the health information (HI) field for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The philanthropic arm of the American Health Information Management Association® (AHIMA), the AHIMA Foundation supports HI professionals pursuing degrees in HI and related programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

“We are thankful for the commitment of our generous donors who continue to support education for emerging and experienced HI professionals," said Lauren Riplinger, AHIMA Foundation Interim Executive Director and AHIMA Chief Public Policy & Impact Officer.

The AHIMA Foundation congratulates the following 2023 Scholarship Program recipients.

Frances E. & Louis B. Fox Endowed Scholarship

  • Amanda Hoang
    Baccalaureate Degree
    University of Washington
  • Linda Hawkins-Brown
    Baccalaureate Degree
    Purdue Global

Jimmy Gamble Memorial Scholarship

  • Guzel Mardeeva, RHIT
    Baccalaureate Degree
    The College of St. Scholastica
  • Lynn Chen
    Baccalaureate Degree
    The Ohio State University
  • Victoria Andolini, CCA
    Associate Degree
    DeVry University

Kathleen A. Frawley Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Ismaeel Siddiqui
    Master’s Degree
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Morufat Olasumbo Aminu
    Master’s Degree
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Kathy McCaffrey Memorial Scholarship

  • Morgan Foreman
    Doctoral Degree
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Linda Bock Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Brenda Giri
    Baccalaureate Degree
    University of Kansas Medical Center

Linda Kloss Honorary Endowed Scholarship

  • Krysia I Weaver
    Associate Degree
    San Juan College
  • Opeoluwa Thompson
    Master’s Degree
    Temple University

Petrie Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Laila Qatef
    Associate Degree
    Columbus State Community College
  • Paulina Szymanska
    Master’s Degree
    CUNY School of Professional Studies

Rita Finnegan Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Lauryn Stubbs
    Baccalaureate Degree
    Ohio State University
  • Trisha Balaji
    Baccalaureate Degree
    Temple University

Walter Reed Society Veteran Scholarship

  • Trista Marie
    Harvey Baccalaureate Degree
    Southern New Hampshire University


About AHIMA Foundation

AHIMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA), a global nonprofit association of health information
(HI) professionals who work with health data for more
than one billion patient visits each year.

Published 09/15/2023
Last Updated 09/19/2023
Source AHIMA Foundation (Copyright © 2023)