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GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Applications Available

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary provides scholarships to area students pursuing a healthcare career. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current students, or adult students pursuing a healthcare career. These funds are also available to those currently working in healthcare and seeking advanced training. Applications are now available from area high school guidance counselors and the admissions desk at GRMC. Individuals who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers have until Wednesday, March 19, to submit completed scholarship application forms.

“These scholarships are important to many individuals,” says Shannon Reding, GRMC Auxiliary chairman. “The need for healthcare workers continues to increase. We encourage anyone seeking a career in healthcare to apply. Supporting healthcare is a big part of our mission and providing post-high school students as well as adult students the funds to pursuing healthcare careers is one of our priorities.”

Selection is based on applicant’s desire to follow a healthcare career, financial need, scholastic ability, and character. Two letters of recommendation that attest to the character and qualifications of the applicant must accompany the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The auxiliary will review applications and notify recipients by early April. Recipients will be introduced at the annual GRMC Auxiliary Spring meeting.  For additional information about the GRMC Auxiliary scholarships, please call the GRMC volunteer coordinator’s office at 641-236-2588.

The Iowa Hospital Association through the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation also offers scholarships of $3,000 per academic year, with a maximum of $6,000 for two years.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

• Be enrolled in an accredited healthcare education program that leads to licensure or a clinical laboratory degree.

• Be within two years of completing your professional education.

• Be willing to work for an Iowa hospital after graduation (one year per scholarship awarded).

The GRMC Auxiliary gives toward the IHA hospital annually and any healthcare field applicants in the state may take advantage of this scholarship.

Applications are available at, (click Health Careers on the IHA Website). Applications are also available in the GRMC Office of Human Resources. Application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2014.

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