IHCA Foundation Scholarship Programs

Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship winners!

View the 2022 Foundation Scholarship Recipient Book

Scholarships will open again for application in March 2023.

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 possible by the following donors and include: 

  • 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.
  • Linda Juckette Family Rural and Veteran Scholarship – This $2,000 scholarship is for anyone residing in a rural Iowa county OR is a veteran interested in pursuing nursing or health care administration programs or certification programs for dietary management, activities, social services or reimbursement professionals in Iowa, with the goal of working in long-term care, and is made possible by the Linda Juckette Family Gift Fund. 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 IHCA Districts, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders, Iowa Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, The Vetter Foundation, Brighton Consulting Group, HPSI Purchasing Services, Right Dose, A Guardian Pharmacy and Robert and Shirley V. Dahl Foundation. Learn more.
  • Iowa Total Care Leadership Training ScholarshipThis $350 scholarship is for managers at IHCA member organizations who are interested in advancing their leadership skills by attending the American Health Care Association’s PHI Coaching Supervision Course, and is made possible by Iowa Total Care. Learn more.
  • MolinaCares High School ScholarshipThis $2,000 scholarship, made possible by The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation (MolinaCares), is for Iowa high school seniors, who are in their senior year during the 2021-2022 academic year, and enrolled in a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN) or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for the 2022-2023 academic year. It is intended for those interested in a future career in long-term care. Fourteen $2,000 scholarships are available. Learn more.

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