Scholarship applications due May 31

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering up to 20 $1,500 scholarships to individuals who are continuing their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy (PT/OT) or health administration with the intent of working in long-term care.

Scholarship applications are due by May 31.

“There is no career more rewarding than a career in long-term care. It allows you the opportunity to make a deep and meaningful difference in the lives of others. We are pleased to help support those who have made the commitment to serve others in this profession by offering these scholarships for their health care education,” said Cindy Baddeloo, senior vice president and chief operating officer at IHCA.  

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA, Iowa Center for Assisted Living or Iowa Center for Home Care member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community.
  • The applicant must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health care administration program or PT/OT degree or PT/OT assistant program.
  • Scholarships are for the 2019–2020 academic year; therefore, the applicant must be taking classes during the fall 2019 and/or spring 2020 semesters.

How to Apply

Those meeting the eligibility requirements can apply by logging into the members-only section of, and selecting Scholarships in the Resources section.

Contact Lori Ristau, vice president, strategic communications and media, at or 800-422-3106 with questions or for more information.

Scholarship Sponsors

These scholarships are made possible by contributions from the John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, Health Purchasing Services (HPSI), Vetter Foundation, PCPMG Consulting, Access Institute, Inc., Iowa Society of Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders and IHCA Regional Chapters.