Foundation Scholarships

The application window for the 2020 IHCA Foundation Health Care Scholarships is now closed.

Check out our 2020 scholarship winners here.

You can also view a media release announcing the winners here.

Check back in March 2021 for the next application window to open.

About our scholarship programs

The IHCA Foundation is an affiliate of the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that represents more than 700 Iowa long-term care providers. The Foundation’s scholarship programs include:

  • Member Employee Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of Iowa Health Care Association IHCA member organizations looking to advance their health care education and  interested in pursuing nursing, health care administration, or physical or occupational programs.
  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb RN Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations pursuing an RN degree, sponsored by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation, also includes a potential additional 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.
  • Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship – This 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.
  • High School Student Scholarship – This 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 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.

Scholarship sponsors

These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of these sponsors: John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, Dave and Susan Dixon, NW IHCA District, Iowa Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders, NE IHCA District, HPSI Purchasing Services, The Vetter Foundation, Right Dose Pharmacy, SW IHCA District, SE IHCA District, VGM Education/CE Solutions, Clarence Nursing Home, Maple Crest Manor and Assisted Living and ACCESS/Backroad Journeys.


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.