Each year students pursuing careers in health care are the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation, thanks to the generosity of local donors. Scholarship awards are made each August.  The 2024 Application and reference forms may be found here.  Completed applications must be received by May 31, 2024, 4:30 p.m.

The following are the eligibility requirements for a GCMH Foundation Healthcare Career Scholarship:


  • Student must currently be enrolled in an accredited health care career program leading to clinical licensure, a public health role, or a health care leadership role 
  • Student must have completed at one semester of their official, accredited health care program, or be a licensed health care professional pursuing an advanced degree in health care   
  • Student must be enrolled at least part time for either undergraduate (with a minimum of 6 credit hours) or graduate programs (with a minimum of 4 credit hours)
  • Student must reside in, or have graduated from a high school in, the Grundy County Memorial Hospital service area of Butler, Grundy, Hardin, and Tama counties or currently work at Grundy County Memorial Hospital   
  • Student must have a cumulative post-secondary GPA maintained at 2.5 or higher
Traditional and nontraditional students are encouraged to apply.  Previous recipients and applicants of the GCMH Foundation Health Care Career Scholarships are encouraged to apply.

Approved Programs:

- Nursing (LPN, ADN, RN, BSN, MSN, DNP)

Nurse Anesthetist

- Doctor of Medicine (MD)

- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

- Dietetics

- Laboratory Sciences

- Occupational Therapist or Occ. Therapist Assistant

- Paramedic

- Pharmacist

- Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapist or PT or OT Assistant

- Physician's Assistant

- Public Health

- Radiological Sciences

- Respiratory Therapy 

- Healthcare management/administration

Up to nine GCMH Foundation Health Care Career Scholarships will be awarded in 2023:
- Don and Susie Kliebenstein Family Health Care Career Scholarship   ($1,500)
- Irene A Stout Health Care Career Scholarship, for nursing   ($1,500)
- Sara Lee Yoder Health Care Career Scholarships ($1,500) 

For more information or a paper application form, you may phone the GCMH Foundation office at 319-824-4152. Completed applications must be mailed by May 31, 2023, to Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 201 East J Avenue, Grundy Center IA  50638.  Email: IF entire application is sent together.