The Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) is proud to support the Health Care Careers Scholarship program. Available through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), an IHA subsidiary, these scholarships of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for a maximum of two years) each have supported higher education for more than 450 Iowa college students. In 2018, IHERF expanded our scholarship awards to 50 recipients and we will continue to award 50 scholarship awards.  IHERF has supported higher education for more than 450 Iowa college students.

The ultimate goal of this program is to fill Iowa health care positions that currently have a notable number of openings by offering significant financial support to students seeking health care education or training.  In exchange for that financial support, each award recipient must commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.

Placement opportunities will be identified for each IHA geographic district (a map is included with the application).  Scholarship applications will be scored, and awards made based on each applicant’s qualifications. The 2019 IHERF scholarship application process launches on December 1, all portions of the application form must be submitted by March 30, 2019.

All applications will be submitted online at the IHERF scholarship website www.iowahospitalscholarships.org which will help students confirm their scholarship eligibility before beginning the application process.  This will allow for electronic submission of their application, college program verification and references.

Once again, the scholarship application deadline is March 30, 2019 and recipients will be announced after May 1.

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