The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Iowa Hospital Association. IHERF is a charitable nonprofit and exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. IHERF is organized to receive grants, gifts, devises and bequests to be used for study, research, scholarships, education and other charitable activities related to medical and paramedical sciences.

The IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship program began in 2005. The goal of this program is to fill health care positions that currently have a significant number of openings across the state and to recruit students with the opportunity to obtain significant scholarships to help cover the costs of health care education.


Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation
100 E. Grand, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309

Cindy Schultz, Vice President of Operations
Clara Stults, Director of Operations and Information Services

“Receiving the scholarship empowered and motivated me to excel.”
– Tori Owens, occupational therapist, Mercy Cedar Rapids