IHCA Foundation Scholarship Programs

About our scholarship programs:

The IHCA Foundation is an affiliate of the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) that represents more than 750 Iowa long-term care providers. The Foundation’s scholarship programs are made for long-term care employees, high school students, veterans and rural Iowa residents.

Applications for the following 2024 scholarship programs are now open. Applications are due by May 31, 2024. Click here to view an informational flyer highlighting all 2024 scholarship opportunities.

  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship – This $4,000 scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing an accredited RN degree or seeking to advance their nursing degree, and is made possible by the John R. and Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation. A total of 40 scholarships are available. Learn more.
  • MolinaCares High School ScholarshipThis $2,000 scholarship, made possible by The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation (MolinaCares), is for Iowa high school seniors enrolled in a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), associate of science in nursing (ASN) or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program upon graduation from high school. It is intended for those interested in a future career in long-term care. A total of nine scholarships are available. Learn more.
  • Linda Juckette Family Rural and Veteran Scholarship – This $2,000 scholarship is for anyone who is a veteran or active-duty military personnel OR resides in a rural Iowa county and is interested in pursuing a health care education with the goal of joining the long-term care profession. A total of five scholarships are available. Learn more.
  • IHCA Member Employee Scholarship – This $1,500 scholarship is for employees of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations seeking to advance their health care education. Scholarships will be offered to provide funds toward tuition for nursing, health care administration, physical or occupational therapy programs. A total of 13 scholarships are available. Learn more
  • Iowa Total Care Executive Health Care Leadership ScholarshipThis $1,500 scholarship is for leaders at IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations interested in attending the IHCA Executive Health Care Leadership Institute, and is made possible by Iowa Total Care. A total of nine scholarships are available. Learn more.
  • Care Initiatives Director of Nursing (DON) Leadership Scholarship This scholarship, made possible by Care Initiatives, is for assistant directors of nursing (ADONs), DONs or RNs who are employed by an IHCA, ICAL or ICHC member facility and are interested in pursuing the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) DNS-CT (Director of Nursing Services – Certified) certification, a DON certification program held at IHCA on Nov. 12-15, 2024. Scholarships will be offered to provide for the registration fee to participate in the AAPACN DNS-CT (DON Certification Program) held at IHCA. A total of 12 scholarships are available. Learn more.

Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship winners

View the 2023 Scholarship Recipients Book

Questions 

For questions about applying for a scholarship or sponsoring future scholarships, please contact Natalie Thompson or Brent Willett.