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 800 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 2023 scholarships are now closed. 

  • John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship – This $3,000 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. 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. Learn more.
  • IHCA Foundation Member Employee Scholarship – This $1,500 scholarship is for employees of IHCA member organizations who are pursuing a nursing, health care administration or physical or occupational therapy training program, and is made possible by Iowa Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, IHCA Districts and Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders. Learn more.
  • Linda Juckette Family Veteran and Rural 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. 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 Leadership Institute program, and is made possible by Iowa Total Care. Learn more.
  • Care Initiatives Director of Nursing (DON) Scholarship This $1,500 scholarship is for is for directors of nursing (DONs), assistant directors of nursing (ADONs) or registered nurses (RNs) interested in pursuing an ADON or DON position with an IHCA, ICAL or ICHC member organization, and is made possible by Care Initiatives. Learn more.

Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship winners

View the 2023 Scholarship Recipients Book


For questions about applying for a scholarship, or sponsoring future scholarships please contact Lori Ristau, Executive Director, IHCA Foundation at 800-422-3106.