Supporting students 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.

Great River Friends High School Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be seniors in high school
  • Have minimum 3.0 grade point averages
  • Live in or attend schools in Great River Health Systems’ service area (about a 60-miles radius of West Burlington)

The deadline is Feb. 15.

Click HERE for an application.


Great River Friends Continuing College Student Scholarship

Applicants must have:

  • Completed at least one year of college (students in graduate school may apply)
  • Graduated from high schools in Great River Health Systems’ service area in the last 10 years

The deadline is Feb. 15.

Click HERE for an application.


Great River Friends Scholarship at Southeastern Community College

Great River Friends donates money for two scholarships awarded by the Southeastern Community College Foundation. We base one of these scholarships on need and the other on academic proficiency. Applicants must have completed one year at Southeastern Community College and attend school at the West Burlington campus

For application forms and criteria, call Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340.


Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation 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. Loans/scholarships are 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 nearing the end of their academic programs. Applications are due May 31.

Students have three choices when coursework is completed:

  • The health system will forgive portions of the loan every two weeks for two years if the student accepts employment at Great River Health Systems.
  • The loan becomes a scholarship and repayment is not required If a position is unavailable because of business conditions.
  • The student must repay the loan with interest If Great River Health Systems offers a job but the student does not accept the offer.

Loan Scholarship Policy

Loan Scholarship Application