2021 John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb RN Scholarship

Scholarship criteria and information
Applicants for the IHCA Foundation’s John W. & Kimberly D. Grubb RN Scholarship must meet all of the criteria listed below in order to qualify.

• At the time of application and at the time scholarships are awarded, the applicant must work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community.
• Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program.
• Scholarships are for the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years; therefore, applicants must be taking classes during these semesters. This is a two-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $3,000, each year, for a total $6,000 available per recipient.
• Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and two letters of recommendation.

Complete applications with all requirements must be submitted by May 31, 2021

• The IHCA Foundation Board of Directors will judge qualified applications.
• Recipients will be notified of the results by the end of July.
• Awarded scholarship funds are placed in the care of the recipient’s approved educational institution by approximately August 1, to be credited to the recipient’s tuition and/or fees in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. Any unused funds are to be returned to the IHCA Foundation.

If you have questions please contact Lori Ristau at 515-978-2204 or lori@iowahealthcare.org.

2021 Grubb RN Scholarship Application Form

This scholarship is for employees of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations pursuing an RN degree. This is a two-year scholarship, with $3,000 provided each year to pursue an RN degree during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years, for a total of $6,000 in scholarship. This scholarship also icludes a complimentary one-day registration to the IHCA Annual Convention on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Eleven of these scholarships are available.
  • Applicant Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Employer Address
  • Administrator/Director Name * Required
  • Educational Institution Information

    Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing RN degree program.
  • College Financial Aid Office Mailing Address * Required
    (where scholarship should be sent)
  • I certify with my initials below that I meet all of the requirements for a student in good standing at an approved educational institution. I certify that all of the information contained herein is true and correct.
  • Additional Information and Required Documents

  • IHCA Convention Registration * Required
    Scholarship winners will be recognized during the IHCA Annual Convention, Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Des Moines, and will receive a complementary one-day pass to attend the IHCA convention. Please indicate your availability to attend the IHCA Convention on Sept. 28.
  • Compose and upload an essay of up to 500 words. It must be your own work and include discussion on the following: 1) Your work history in long-term or post-acute care, 2) the personal qualities that enable you to fulfill the responsibility of providing quality care to residents/tenants/clients. Give specific examples of ways you provide quality care, 3) The rewards you gain from working in long-term care, and 4) Your career plans once your education goal is achieved.
  • Applicants currently enrolled in a college must submit a copy of their most recent grades transcript. (A transcript printed from the college's offical website is acceptable.) Applicants who are newly enrolled students (without an established college transcript) must submit a copy of their program acceptance letter from the college.
  • Upload TWO recommendation letters, with one being from your administrator or director and one being from your nursing supervisor. Please ask them to include your name, their name, organization name, telephone and email address in the letter. In the letter, they should describe why they believe you would be a worthy recipient of an IHCA Foundation scholarship. Please limit letters to 200 words or less. Upload first recommendation letter here: