Medical Coding and Billing Scholarships

The following are some of the medical coding and billing scholarships available in the United States.

The Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Federal Pell Grants are direct grants awarded through participating institutions to students with financial need. A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.
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The AHIMA Foundation Medical Coding and Billing Scholarships
The AHIMA Foundation is the philanthropic and charitable arm of AHIMA and offers the following scholarships for HIM people (medical coding and billing).

Merit Scholarships
The Foundation offers scholarships to students currently enrolled in accredited health information management programs. There are three levels of scholarships offered: $1,000 for a HIT AA degree student; $1,200 for a HIA BA/BS degree student; and $2,500 for a credentialed professional pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in an area related to HIM practice.

Tuition Reimbursement and Medical Coding Loan Forgiveness Program
A limited number of loan forgiveness opportunities are available to anyone majoring in Health Information Technology (the career pathway for professional clinical coding) at a CAHIIM/AHIMA accredited college. Recipients are awarded $5,000 in exchange for one year of work as a coding specialist at Partners Health Care (maximum $10,000 for 2 years). Applications are reviewed in May and November; finalists will be interviewed. For further information and also other offers visit

Scholarship For Military Spouses from MyCAA
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)funds 100% of the cost of tuition and fees for medical coding and billing courses ar Allied School to military spouses.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Volunteer Guild Coding Scholarships
To be eligible, applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled in a hospital-related health care professional curriculum. The school to be attended must be accredited or recognized as an approved program by the appropriate agencies.

Scholarships are awarded for an academic year and are based on a student’s scholastic achievement, financial need and the availability of funds.

All application packets must be received by the volunteer services office no later than April 1, 2010.

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