IHCA Foundation Scholarship Program

The application window for the 2020 IHCA Foundation Health Care Scholarships is now open!

The IHCA Foundation is an affiliate of the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that represents more than 790 Iowa long-term care providers. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to employees of our IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations who are continuing their health care education with the intent of working in the long-term care profession. New this year, we are also offering scholarships for employees pursuing an RN degree, and for high school students and veterans interested in working in the long-term care profession. 

Scholarships are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Completed applications are due by May 31, 2020.

Current Scholarship Offerings & How to Apply

  • Member Employee Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of Iowa Health Care Association IHCA member organizations looking to advance their health care education. We are offering 20 scholarships, at $1,500 each, for employees interested in pursuing nursing, health care administration, or physical or occupational programs. Click here to apply.
  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb RN Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations pursuing an RN degree. This $3,000 scholarship, sponsored by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation, also includes a potential additional $2,000 retention bonus for scholarship recipients who earn their RN degree and remain employed at an IHCA member organization for one year following their degree completion. Two of these scholarships will be offered. Click here to apply.
  • Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship – This $2,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, is for those who have served in the U.S. military, National Guard or Reserves and are pursuing CNA , LPN, RN or Certified Dietary Manager programs in Iowa, with the goal of working in long-term care. Four of these scholarships will be offered. Click here to apply.
  • High School Student Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is for Iowa high school seniors enrolling in a CNA, LPN, RN or BSN program and interested in a future career in long-term care. It also includes a potential additional $500 sign-on bonus for scholarship recipients who complete their certification/degree program, receive and accept an offer of employment from an IHCA member organization and remain employed with that organization for one year. Then of these scholarships will be offered. Click here to apply.

Scholarship Sponsors

These scholarships would not be possible without the generous support of these sponsors: John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation, Linda K Juckette Family Gift Fund, NW IHCA District, Iowa Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders, NE District, HPSI Purchasing Services, The Vetter Foundation, Right Dose Pharmacy, SW IHCA District, SE IHCA District, PCPMG Consulting, VGM Education/CE Solutions, Clarence Nursing Home and ACCESS/Backroad Journeys.

Questions

For questions about applying for a scholarship, or sponsoring future scholarships, please contact Lori Ristau, Executive Director, IHCA Foundation at 800-422-3106.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

Also check out these additional financial aid resources.