January 11th, 2012

Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health Systems. Each year, it provides up to $10,000 for scholarships.

Great River Friends High School Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be a senior in high school
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Live in or attend a school within Great River Health Systems’ service area (approximately 60 miles)

To apply, go to www.greatrivermedical.org.

Great River Friends Continuing College Student Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Have completed at least one year of college. Students in graduate school may apply.
  • Have graduated from a high school in Great River Health Systems’ service area in the last 10 years

To apply, go to www.greatrivermedical.org.

Great River Friends Scholarship at Southeastern Community College

Great River Friends donates money for two scholarships awarded by the SCC Foundation. One is based on need; the other, academic proficiency. Applicants must have completed one year at SCC and attend school at the West Burlington campus.

To apply, go to www.scciowa.edu/scripts/admissions/financialaid/scholapp.asp.

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) scholarship

Great River Friends donates a minimum of $1,000 each year to this scholarship fund. Recipients may receive up to $3,000 per year with a maximum of two years. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be within two years of completing their education
  • Work at an Iowa hospital for at least one year per scholarship awarded

To apply, go to www.ihaonline.org/careers/iherfscholarship/scholarship.shtml.

 For more information, please call Great River Medical Center Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340.