2024 Linda Juckette Family Rural and Veteran Scholarship Application Form

This scholarship is for anyone who is a veteran or active-duty military personnel OR resides in a rural Iowa county and is who is interested in pursuing a health care education with the goal of joining the long-term care profession. Five scholarships will be offered to provide for up to $2,000 toward tuition for rural Iowa residents and military veterans interested in pursuing nursing or health care administration degree programs or long-term care certification programs. Scholarship applications are due by May 31, 2024.

Applicant Information

Applicant Name(Required)
Applicant Address(Required)

Rural Residence Information

Do you reside in a rural Iowa county? (Check one)

Military Information

Are you currently serving, or have you served in the military? (Check one)

Educational Information

College Financial Aid Mailing Address(Required)
Please provide the address of your college's financial aid department mailing address. If selected as a 2024 scholarship recipient, awarded scholarship funds are placed in the care of the recipient’s approved educational institution by the end of August to be credited to the recipient’s tuition and/or fees in the 2024-2025 academic year.
Other IHCA Foundation Scholarship Applications
If you are applying for additional IHCA Foundation scholarships this year, please select all of the scholarship types for which you are applying. (Check all that apply)

Required Documents

Compose and upload an essay of no more than 300 words. It must be your own work and include discussion on the following: 1) Why you are interested in long-term care (nursing facility, continuing care retirement community, assisted living facility or home health agency) as a career path, 2) Any previous health-care related experience, 3) Your educational goals related to long-term care and 4) Your career plans specific to long-term care (i.e., nursing facility, continuing care retirement community, assisted living facility or home health agency) once your education goal is achieved. [Preference will be given to students aspiring to work in long-term care in Iowa.]
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Applicants currently enrolled in a college must submit a copy of their most recent transcript. (A transcript printed from the college's official 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. Applicants seeking a certification program should submit a copy of the certification program curriculum and schedule.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Upload one recommendation letter from a supervisor or superior or any other professional contact who can speak to your professionalism, health care experience or any other qualifications for this scholarship. 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.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Upload copy of veteran’s record of service demonstrating an honorable discharge or letter from commanding officer certifying active-duty status or copy of duty orders.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Terms and Conditions(Required)
If the scholarship recipient does not complete the educational program during the time frame for which scholarship funds are provided, any unused funds are to be returned to the IHCA Foundation. If awarded the scholarship, the scholarship recipient grants IHCA permission to publish any information provided in the scholarship application for scholarship fundraising purposes and to use the recipient’s likeness in any photograph or video in any and all of its publications, including television commercials, print advertisements, website and social media entries, without payment or any other consideration.
I certify with my initials below that I meet all the requirements for a student in good standing at an approved educational institution and that I meet all the eligibility requirements for the scholarship for which I am applying. I certify that all the information contained herein is true and correct, and I agree to the Scholarship Award Terms and Conditions.