Each year the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) awards education scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement and commitment to the field of health information management in Pennsylvania.
2021 PHIMA Scholarship Recipients
Topacio was born and raised in the Bronx and currently lives in York Haven, PA. She is a second-year graduate student at the college of St. Scholastica studying Health Information Management. Topacio has been working for the cancer registry of PA as a cancer registrar for over two years. She recently attained her CTR certification while working and attending college. Topacio hopes to obtain her RHIA and CHDA certification and get into a management field in HIM.
Melinda Gluck is a junior Health Information Management student at Temple University. She is currently the Vice President of the Health Information Management Student Association at Temple. Melinda plans to get an internship or job in the healthcare field for this summer, where she can gain valuable knowledge and experience. After college, Melinda plans to pursue a career in data analytics or health informatics and eventually further her education by getting a master’s degree in health informatics.
The PHIMA Board is proud to support our future leaders as they continue on the path of success in the Health Information Management field.
PHIMA scholarship awards are funded by member donations through the raffle at the annual conference. We thank the membership and regional associations for their donations which raised the funds to award annual scholarship winners.