Great River Friends offers Scholarships

Supporting students who are pursuing careers in health care is an important mission of Great River Friends, a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health Systems. Each year, it provides up to $10,000 for scholarships.

High 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)

To apply, go to

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

To apply, go to

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.

To apply, go to

Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation scholarship

Great River Friends donates a minimum of $1,000 each year to this scholarship fund. Recipients may receive up to $3,000 per year with a maximum of two years. 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

To apply, go to

For more information, please call Great River Medical Center Volunteer Services at 319-768-3340.

US Department of Health & Human Services Nursing Scholarship Program

Below is a link to the nursing scholarship program offered by the US Dept of Health & Human Services.

SCC Scholarships & Grants

Click on the link to be directed to the SCC website for updated information on scholarships & grants:

Nursing Scholarships available at SCC

The SCC Foundation has 25 scholarship accounts, some with multiple awards, available through the Southeastern Community College Foundation. Thirty-three actual awards were made in for 2010-2011 totaling $30,587.86. Another scholarship, the Dorothy Blind Endowment, will generate additional scholarship dollars for 20010-2011 awards. The deadline to apply for these and other SCC Foundation scholarships is October , 2012. To apply, go to Please direct questions to Julie Glasgow at 319.208.5062 or send email to Thanks!