Financial Aid

As you prepare for your pursuit of higher learning at Oregon Health & Science University, you take on many exciting responsibilities and challenges. The pursuit of funding is a responsibility, but it doesn't have to be a challenge.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) recognizes that students and their families may have difficulty financing postsecondary education. To ensure that qualified Master's and PhD students have an opportunity to attend OHSU, the university provides financial assistance through the Financial Aid Office. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.

Apply for financial aid through the Financial Aid Office.

Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa Kepic

Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics

For further information about the scholarship, interested students should email Andrea Ilg.

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is pleased to announce the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic Scholarship for Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is the founder of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Inc. and an expert in the application of standards-based terminology solutions to problems in healthcare. Dr. Kepic is an obstetrics and gynecology physician who practices in North Chicago, IL. The $25,000 scholarship will provide funding for tuition and fees for a student in the OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program while gaining practical experience in applying standards-based terminology using IMO tools to solve health-related problems. The student must currently be enrolled full-time in the OHSU Master of Science (MS) program. He or she must be a student in good standing in the program and be an on-campus student. The scholarship must be used for the student's tuition and fees. The scholarship will be awarded to support the student starting in the winter quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year. A competitive selection process is being launched to select a student who is committed to the area of biomedical informatics focused on the application terminology standards. The student will also serve as a resource for the terminology appliance server that is being provided for academic use to the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology.

Interested students are required to complete an application indicating their interest in standards-based terminology for solving problems in healthcare. The scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of OHSU and IMO personnel and designated as the Dr. Frank Naeymi-Rad and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic OHSU Biomedical Informatics Scholar. To maintain the Scholar Status, the student will submit a quarterly report following the IMO report format and make a formal presentation either in person or via teleconference to IMO and OHSU on their work. The student will need to maintain a GPA of 3.0 and maintain good standing in the OHSU program. The student will also submit a poster or paper for presentation at an appropriate scientific meeting (with travel expenses funded by the scholarship if the submission is accepted).

Funding opportunities

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Foundation Scholarship Program
The HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to student members studying in the health care information or management systems field.  Visit the HIMSS site for more information.

AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) Foundation of Research and Education
Financial aid is available to qualified students through the AHIMA Foundation of Research and Education. The organization offers both loans and scholarships. For more information, visit the AHIMA foundation site.