Foundation Scholarships

IHCA Foundation 2021 Scholarships now open for application!

This year 75 scholarship opportunities are available!

About our scholarship programs

The IHCA Foundation is an affiliate of the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that represents more than 800 Iowa long-term care providers. The Foundation’s scholarship programs include:

  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing an RN degree, and is made possible by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing an LPN degree, and is made possible by the John R and Zelda Z Grubb Charitable Foundation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • Juckette Family Veteran Scholarship – This scholarship, made possible by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, is for those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, National Guard or Reserves and are interested in pursuing nursing programs or certification programs for dietary management, activities, social services or reimbursement professionals in Iowa, with the goal of working in long-term care. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • IHCA Member Employee Scholarship – This scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations looking to advance their health care education and  interested in pursuing nursing, health care administration, or physical or occupational programs. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
  • High School Student Scholarship Made Possible by MolinaCares – This scholarship, made possible by MolinaCares, is for Iowa high school seniors enrolling in a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), LPN, RN or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and interested in a future career in long-term care. CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

To learn more, also click HERE to view a scholarship program informational flyer.

Scholarship sponsors

These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of these sponsors:

John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, MolinaCares Foundation, Care Initiatives, Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders, NE IHCA District, SW IHCA District, Encounter Telehealth, Iowa Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Brent Willett, NW IHCA District, SE IHCA District, The Vetter Foundation, Dave and Susan Dixon, HPSI Purchasing Services, Right Dose Pharmacy, Lee Agency, Christina Schable, Clarence Nursing Home, Maple Crest Manor and Assisted Living, Lori Ristau, Jessica McDyer, Cheryl Mercer, Holly Turner and ACCESS/Background 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.

2020 Winners

Check out our list of 2020 scholarship winners here.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

Also check out these additional financial aid resources.