2020 winners are:

1. Teresa Berner         - Texas State University

2. Avni Vipul Doshi     - UT Austin

3. Michille Foxx           - Abilene Christian University

4. Mimi Mijiddorj          - UT Austin

5. Azalea Panzo          - Texas State University

6. Viviana Vera Pelton - UT Austin

Congratulations to all and more details to follow...



About the Austin HIMSS Scholarship Program

This program is aimed at providing financial assistance to deserving students in the next academic year. We are looking for candidates who are actively pursuing an Undergraduate, Graduate, or Certificate Program at an accredited academic institution. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis, during the second quarter.

Candidate Profile – Students who see Healthcare Information Technology playing a meaningful role in their current or future career.

Requirements – Student must:

  • Be accepted or  enrolled in an institute of higher education serving the Austin Chapter geographic area
  • Focus of study must be in the areas of healthcare science, technology or public policy
  • Be an active member in good standing of the Austin Chapter of HIMSS (



Prior Austin HIMSS Chapter Scholarship Recipients

Lana Alborno (Austin, TX)

Concordia University Texas - BA in Business Administration, Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Lana moved to the United States from Dubai about three years ago.  She is a registered nurse. Her goals are to complete her BBA in Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Administration and Management in the spring of 2016

FeAna Francis Devaraj (Austin, TX)

The University of Texas at Austin – Health IT certificate program

“I am very grateful to the HIMSS Austin Chapter for providing me this scholarship. This has greatly reduced my financial burden by covering a part of the tuition fees. In the certificate program, I have learned a lot about the current healthcare system in USA, challenges and opportunities; I am confident that I will use my new skills to make a meaningful impact to healthcare in the near future. I thank the HIMSS Austin chapter for making this possible, a major milestone in my career as a healthcare professional.”

Brittany Partridge (Kyle, TX)

 University of Texas at Tyler – MBA in Healthcare Administration

“As a current Clinical Informatics Specialist working within the Seton Healthcare Family, I have achieved my goal of an informatics career.  My motivation for going back to school is to become a player at the table, to obtain the tools I need to communicate effectively with the deciders in my network.  I chose to go for my MBA with an emphasis in healthcare as it will give me that seat at the table. In the future, I hope to be a manager or deputy director of a hospitals systems informatics department, eventually working my way to Chief Innovation Officer.”

Amanda Ramos-Blake (Cedar Park, TX)

Concordia University Texas - BA in Health Care Administration

“I currently work in the long-term care insurance industry within the claims department; my plan is to move up in the organization among management with obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Admin.  I have obtained my Long-Term Care Professional designation from the AHIP.  I would like to stay in the Long-Term Care insurance field and become VP of claims operations. I am also working toward being the first in my whole family to get a college degree and know that this money will help me gain that degree.”

Charles S. Sisemseghan (Austin, TX)

The University of Texas at Austin – Health IT certificate program

“I am very happy and honored to learn that I am a recipient of the 2015 Austin HIMSS Scholarship Program. This scholarship offer is going to help me achieve my goal of obtaining my certificate in Health Informatics and Health IT from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin this summer. This award gives me immediate financial relief, as I will have the peace of mind to channel all my energy and attention to my studies. Your generosity has inspired and motivated me to strive for excellence and humility. I plan on pursuing a career in Health IT immediately after I graduate and promise to be a good ambassador of not only the Health Informatics and Health IT program at UT Austin but also a grateful and resourceful member of Austin HIMSS Chapter. “