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Health Care Education Scholarships 
The IHCA Foundation offers up to 30 $1,000 scholarships to employees at IHCA member organizations - nursing facilities, assisted living communities, home health providers and senior living communities - 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.

Questions can be directed to Lori Ristau.

The scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions from the John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, the Vetter Foundation, the Tom Juckette memorial fund, HPSI, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders (ICNL), IHCA and ICAL Districts, and IHCA organization, corporate and associate members.


HRSA 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. Sign up to receive email alerts for when each of the annual 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).