Eligibility: Current CHIME members and their direct reports
Award: $5,000 toward any healthcare IT-related educational event
The Richard Correll Scholarship was funded by Mr. Correll who has a vested interest in the education and professional development of CIOs in the healthcare industry. He has dedicated his career to supporting and forwarding the CIO Profession. The scholarships are aimed at supporting CIOs and their staff in improving their skills as an IT leader at their organization and increasing their proficiency in CHIME’s seven CIO Success Factors.
The Richard A. Correll Scholarship is in the amount of $5,000 and funds both registration and travel for any healthcare IT-related educational event.
In addition to completing the scholarship application form, applicants must meet the following criteria and submit the materials described below:
- Must report to or be a current CHIME member
- Must demonstrate a marked desire to improve their leadership skills
- Essay: Candidates must demonstrate their interest by submitting an essay. The essay should be completed in several parts, each of which should be between 500 -1,000 words
Part A: This portion of the essay should address the candidate’s vision and goals as a future healthcare IT leader, how they have demonstrated leadership within their organization, and how this scholarship will enhance their ability to improve their healthcare IT leadership skills
Part B: In this section, candidates should identify the top three issues/challenges that he/she believes CIOs will face in the future and how they might address them.If applicable, candidates should also address any financial challenges they have at their organization that prohibits them from otherwise participating in leadership development activities
Part C: Scholarship candidates must also provide information on what programs they would like to attend with the scholarship money, and how they would benefit from attending
- Letter of Recommendation:If the candidate is not a CIO, they must submit a letter or recommendation the letter must come from the CHIME member to whom they report. (The letter should support the applicant’s attendance at the event and explain why their participation would be beneficial to the candidate and their organization. The letter should also support the fact that applicant is either on a CIO career path, or if they are a CIO, that attendance at the event is important to their professional development. Any issues relating to financial need should also be explained.)
- Resume: Scholarship candidates should provide a current resume highlighting achievements of exhibited leadership or leadership potential in the field of healthcare IT