2022 IHCA Foundation Member Employee Scholarship

Made Possible by IHCA Districts, Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders, Iowa Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, The Vetter Foundation, Brighton Consulting Group, HPSI Purchasing Services, Right Dose, A Guardian Pharmacy and Robert and Shirley V. Dahl Foundation.


This scholarship is for employees of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC member organizations looking to advance their health care education. This year we are offering 20 scholarships, at $1,500 each, for employees interested in pursuing nursing, health care administration, or physical or occupational therapy programs. Scholarships are for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Scholarship criteria and information
Applicants for the IHCA Foundation Member Employee Scholarship must meet all the criteria listed below to qualify:

  • Work for an IHCA member nursing facility, assisted living program, residential care facility, home health agency, home care provider or independent senior living community in good standing at the time of application and at the time the scholarships are awarded.
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health care administration program, physical or occupational therapy program, AA/AS/ADM, BA/BS/BSN, MS/MA, or MHA/MSN program. 
  • Be taking classes during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Submit a complete application form, including 500-word essay, acceptance letter or transcript and one recommendation, by May 31, 2022. 

Scholarship award process 

  • 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 the end of August, to be credited to the recipient’s tuition and/or fees in the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of the course/program up to $1,500.  
  • Any unused funds are to be returned to the IHCA Foundation. 

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


This scholarship is currently closed for applications. 2022 winners will be announced in July.