Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, which provides up to $10,000 in scholarships each year. Four scholarships are available with funding from Great River Friends. 

GreatRiverFriendsHigh 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)

The deadline is Feb. 15.

CLICK HERE for an application.

GreatRiver 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

The deadline is Feb. 15.

CLICK HERE for an application.

GreatRiver 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.

Applications and criteria are available HERE.

IowaHospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) scholarship

Great River Friends donates each year to this scholarship fund. 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

The application deadline is March 14. Applications and criteria are available HERE.

Loan/Scholarship Program

Great River Health Systems’ loan/scholarship program helps students pay for tuition. It is repayable in time, money or both after graduation from an accredited health-care education program. The program gives preference to difficult-to-recruit positions and students who are nearing completion of their academic programs. Applications are due May 31.  

There are three options when coursework is completed:

  • If the student accepts employment at Great River Health Systems, portions of the loan are forgiven every two weeks for two years.  
  • If a position is unavailable because of business conditions, the loan becomes a scholarship and repayment is not required.
  • If a job at Great River Health Systems is offered but not accepted, the loan shall be repaid with interest.

Loan Scholarship Policy

Loan Scholarship Application