2020 IHCA Foundation Grubb RN Scholarship

Scholarship criteria and information
Applicants for the IHCA Foundation Grubb RN Scholarship must meet all of the criteria listed below in order to qualify.

• At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community.
• Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program.
• Scholarships are for the 2020-21 academic year; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $3,000.
• Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation.

• Includes possible additional retention bonus. Applicant must receive their RN degree and remain employed at an IHCA member organization for one-year following the receipt of their RN degree to receive a $2,000 retention bonus. (The entire $2,000 retention bonus will be paid on the one-year anniversary date of employment following the completion date of the RN degree. Requires an official transcript from educational institution that indicates RN degree completion and a signed letter from employer as proof of one-year employment anniversary date following the date of degree completion is reached and that the employer is an IHCA member in good standing.)

UPDATE: Complete applications with all requirements must be submitted by JUNE 5, 2020.

• The IHCA Foundation Board of Directors will judge qualified applications.
• Recipients will be notified of the results by July 6, 2020.
• Awarded scholarship funds are placed in the care of the recipient’s approved educational institution by approximately August 1, to be credited to the recipient’s tuition and/or fees in the 2020-2021 academic year. Any unused funds are to be returned to the IHCA Foundation.

If you have questions please contact Lori Ristau at 515-978-2204 or lori@iowahealthcare.org.

Grubb RN Scholarship Application Form

This scholarship is for employees of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations pursuing an RN degree. This is a $3,000 scholarship, and also includes a potential additional $2,000 retention bonus for scholarship recipients who receive 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.
  • Applicant Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Employer Address
  • Administrator/Director Name * Required
  • Educational Institution Information

    Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program.
  • College Financial Aid Office Mailing Address * Required
    (where scholarship should be sent)
  • I certify with my initials below that I meet all of the requirements for a student in good standing at an approved educational institution. I certify that all of the information contained herein is true and correct.
  • Required Documents

  • Compose and upload an essay of up to 500 words. It must be your own work and include discussion on the following: 1) Your work history in long-term or post-acute care, 2) the personal qualities that enable you to fulfill the responsibility of providing quality care to residents/tenants/clients. Give specific examples of ways you provide quality care, 3) The rewards you gain from working in long-term care, and 4) Your career plans once your education goal is achieved.
  • Applicants currently enrolled in a college must submit a copy of their most recent grades transcript. (A transcript printed from the college's offical website is acceptable.) Applicants who are newly enrolled students (without an established college transcript) must submit a copy of their program acceptance letter from the college.
  • Upload TWO recommendation letters, with one being from your administrator or director and one being from your nursing supervisor. Please ask them to include your name, their name, organization name, telephone and email address in the letter. In the letter, they should describe why they believe you would be a worthy recipient of an IHCA Foundation scholarship. Please limit letters to 200 words or less. Upload first recommendation letter here: