Health Care Careers Scholarship Program

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 300 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.

All scholarships applications must be submitted online at the IHERF scholarship website, which helps students confirm eligibility before beginning the application process.

Apply for college scholarships for health care careers at iowahospitalscholarships.org from December 1, 2017 – March 30, 2018.


“The monies I received reduced my financial burden and stress associated with working full time and going to school as well as raising a family as an adult learner.”
– Marcia Weis, nursing supervisor, CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs