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Saint Louis University Health Information Management Program Accepting Applicants for Prestigious Scholarship

The program in Health Information Management, housed in Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences, is now accepting applications for the Elmo and Jean Poole Health Information Management Scholarship. The scholarship features a one-time award for partial tuition at Saint Louis University in the amount of $5,000 and it is awarded annually.

The Elmo and Jean Poole Health Information Management Scholarship recognizes students with a commitment to education, research and leadership in the field of health information management. The recipient will be recommended by a committee made up of members from both within and outside of the Health Information Management program and, ultimately, chosen by the Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences & Informatics.

Elmo and Jean Poole both generously remembered SLU’s program in Health Information Management in their wills and, because of that gracious act, the program will be forever indebted to the couple for their tremendous impact on the program. By giving to the program in their will, Elmo and his wife Jean established an endowment fund. The fund was created in 2003 and named in their honor. Jean Raffley Poole was a graduate of SLU in 1955 with a degree in Medical Record Science.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
  • Be in good academic and professional standing within the program.
  • Have demonstrated leadership and service in professional health information management activities in addition to other professional, academic or community activities.
  •  Submit a well-written essay of 1,000 words or less describing how the applicant intends to use the scholarship funds to advance the profession.

The deadline to submit an application to the Department of Health Sciences & Informatics is March 15, 2017. The scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester.

Students interested in applying for the Elmo and Jean Poole Health Information Management Scholarship can submit the required materials to the Health Information Management Blackboard Classroom: ORG-HIM_students: HIM Student Page.

For more information on how to apply, please contact the Department of Health Sciences & Informatics at (314) 977-8705 or at their website.