Scholarships

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.

2022 PHIMA Scholarship Recipients

Tijana Mrkalj

Tijana Mrkalj

Tijana is a first-generation American who studies Health Information Management as a full-time student at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She has held several leadership positions in her academic career including secretary of the Health Information Association at her college, and the student liaison for CPHIMA. She recently completed an internship at Penn State University Health Services. She received her CCA credential in April of 2021 and is currently studying for her RHIA.

Enyu Lin

Enyu Lin

Enyu developed his interest in the health industry through his passion of wanting to helping people. He received a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration at Asia University, Taiwan with different awards in 2020, and continued pursuing the MPH degree at China Medical University after he graduated. Having already accumulated substantial academic and internship experience in the field of health management, he found himself strongly attracted to health informatics.

Enyu has started his journey of a master’s degree in the RHIA track in the Department of Health Information Management at the University of Pittsburgh to keep enhancing his advanced professional knowledge and analyze competency. He hopes to work toward his goal of improving healthcare resource distribution and health service systems both in Taiwan and in less developed countries, ensuring their citizens can receive better quality of healthcare. Enyu aspires to see those in need gaining proper help and the equal and efficient provision of healthcare resources with minimal waste.

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.