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Health Care Education Scholarships 
The IHCA Foundation will offer up to 33 $1,000 scholarships to employees at IHCA member organizations who are furthering their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy or health care administration with the intention of working in the long term services and supports field.

Applicants MUST be employed by an IHCA, ICAL or ICHC member organization to be eligible. Those receiving scholarships will be notified by July 8, 2016. Questions can be directed to Claire Seely.

The IHCA Foundation Health Care Education Scholarship application is now available and must be submitted to IHCA by May 31, 2016 June 10, 2016.


Scholarships for NAHCA National Conference  
In its continuing effort to build a strong workforce, the Iowa Health Care Association is pleased to offer scholarships to all member organizations committed to sending at least two health care assistants to the NAHCA National Conference. 

IHCA has a strong partnership with the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) to develop, educate and support Iowa’s health care assistant workforce including certified nursing assistants, certified medication aides, home health aides, hospice aides, rehabilitation/restorative aides and universal workers.

Information on the 2017 scholarship will be posted in the summer of 2017. Watch the IHCA Bulletin for more information. The Iowa Council of Health Care Assistants (ICHCA) will judge qualifed applications. Recipients will be notifed by May 13, 2016.




HRSA 2016 Application Bulletin
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce has many exciting loan repayment and scholarship programs for primary care students and providers interested in a rewarding career in primary care.

To prepare for these opportunities, you can view the Application Bulletin which outlines the eligibility requirements, disciplines and estimated open dates for all of our programs. Sign up to receive email alerts for when each of the 2016 application cycles open

HRSA Nurse Scholarships and Grants 
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship Program deadlines are announced each spring. Click on the link above to be added to their email notification list or for more information. Also watch the IHCA ICAL Bulletin for application information.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The NCSP provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible health care facility located in a primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Area also known as a Critical Shortage Facility. While in school, NSP participants receive tuition and fees, an annual payment for other reasonable costs to cover expenses for books, clinical supplies, and instruments, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
NELRP is a competitive program that repays 60 percent of the qualifying loan balance of registered nurses selected for funding in exchange for 2 years of service at a critical shortage facility. For information on how to apply, click on the link above.

Federal Perkins Loan Discharge/Cancellation for Full-time Nurses 
Nurses with a Federal Perkins Loans are eligible for loan cancellation. Benefits are earned incrementally, with up to 100% cancellation after five years of qualified employment as a nurse. Paperwork is coordinated through the college or university that issued the Perkins Loan(s).