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Sonya Dunn Receives IHERF Scholarship

Thursday, 17 May 2012

(Pictured are (from Left) Trish Roberts, Development Director; Sonya Dunn; Ed Smith, Interim CEO)

Iowa hospitals established the IHERF Health Care Careers Scholarship Program in 2004 to help address the ongoing shortage of health care professionals and encourage young Iowans to remain in the state as they establish their careers.  The first scholarships were awarded in 2005, and now 234 students have benefited from the program.  Including these latest awards, the scholarship program has provided more than $700,000 in direct support to students since its inception.

In exchange for that financial support, scholarship-receiving students agree to work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year they receive an award.  In this way, the scholarship program helps stabilize and enhance Iowa’s hospital workforce.

Hospital leaders from all parts of the state evaluated scholarship applications from more than 140 students, who were judged on grade-point average, a written personal statement, letters of reference, and extracurricular, community and health care-related activities.

“We are very proud to support these high-achieving students who will help Iowa hospitals continue their tradition of quality health care throughout the state,” said IHA President and CEO Kirk Norris.


Last updated ( Thursday, 17 May 2012 )

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