Ashley Brondell wins American Health Information Management Association Foundation scholarship

Ashley Brondell of Columbia, South Carolina, has been honored as one of 15 health information students in the country to win a 2022 college scholarship from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation, the national nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of AHIMA dedicated to empowering people with health information literacy to achieve better health outcomes.

Brondell, who currently works as a clinical care provider, is pursuing a master’s in health informatics at UIC. She will receive a $7,000 scholarship — commensurate with the cost of an entire course.

“As an aspiring health information professional, I understand and know the challenges faced by many providers and patients when it comes to health literacy,” wrote Brondell in her scholarship essay. “Digital health literacy is crucial for patients when using online portals and telehealth platforms; patients deserve clear and easy access to their personal health information and reliable resources on how to use that information to make those same informed health decisions.”

Brondell said this scholarship would greatly assist in reducing financial concerns and allow her to continue focusing on her education and career transition into the field of health informatics.

“We congratulate the recipients of AHIMA Foundation’s 2022 scholarship program and send our gratitude to our generous donors and volunteers for making this program possible annually,” said Anisa Tootla, AHIMA Foundation Executive Director.

AHIMA Foundation has a storied history of providing financial assistance for aspiring and currently enrolled outstanding health information professionals pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in health information management or health informatics. Here is AHIMA Foundation’s Scholarship information.