IHA’s Swinging for Scholars, a scholarship fundraising event for the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF)  Each year, approximately 170 CEOs, trustees and senior staff from hospitals and health systems statewide attend this popular golf event.

The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) provides 60 scholarships at $3,000 each, supporting higher education for more than 700 Iowa college students.

Swinging for Scholars serves as a key component in fundraising for the IHA-affiliated IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Fund. Each scholarship award requires a year of work commitment for each year of the scholarship award. The awards are made in each of the five IHA districts to ensure maximum effectiveness statewide.

Register for the 2024 Swinging for Scholars Golf Tournament

Apply for college scholarships for health care careers HERE from Nov 1, 2023 thru Feb. 29,2024.

Interested in being a Swinging for Scholars Sponsor, please contact Michelle Ketelsen, 515-288-1955. 

“My dream after finishing my RN program was to work in a large, esteemed hospital after graduation, and I feel that this scholarship helped me achieve that and allowed me opportunities I otherwise may not have had.”
– Kyle Burkhiser, inpatient dialysis coordinator, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines