Annual Scholarship Program

Through our annual scholarship program, the Iowa Heart Foundation provides qualified nursing students enrolled at an accredited Iowa college or university financial assistance. 

Listing of Past Scholarship Recipients

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled in an accredited nursing degree program for fall 2022 (asssociate, bachelor, masters, or nurse practitioner) 
  • Determined financial need
  • Iowa resident
  • GPA average of 3.0 or higher
  • Commitment to practice in the state of Iowa after graduation
  • Commitment to serve in a cardiac/critical care job role will receive priority
  • Submission of three (3) professional reference letters and contact information

To apply, please fill out the application below or print and mail the application. Please insure that the following documents have been received by application deadline: 

  1. Completed application form
  2. Photo ID (copy of Iowa Driver's License)
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Curent transcript or acceptance letter

If you have any questions regarding the scholarships, please email Carrie at carrie.scheidel@commonspirit.org. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 scholarship program.
Information for the 2023 program will be posted in the spring. 

Applicant Information

Employment Information

College/University Information

Professional Reference #1

Professional Reference #2

Professional Reference #3

Personal Statements

List All Income Sources for Scholarship Academic Year

List Total Household Income

List All Anticipated Expenses for the Scholarship Academic Year

Terms of Agreement

The above information is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate. In making this application to the Iowa Heart Center Foundation, I acknowledge the scholarship will be awarded for (1) year on the basis of need and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or veteran status.

I understand to receive this scholarship I must be a student in good standing at an accredited school, college, or university. Reconsideration for future scholarships in subsequent years requires I reapply and submit to the application procedures as defined. I understand scholarship monies will be issued only to a school, college, or university in which I am enrolled and in good standing.