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The Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarships promote professional nursing in Iowa by supporting the continued education of future nurse leaders. Scholarship recipients will articulate a commitment to educational accomplishment and professional goals to enhance the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research or teaching.

Applicants can be full or part-time students attending an approved program leading to an RN, BSN or MSN in Nursing, DNP, or a PhD in Nursing or a related field, such as education.

2022 Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship Recipients

"I want to express my sincere gratitude for the honor of being selected as a recipient for the Michael Anderson Memorial Scholarship. I am currently in my third year of study at the University of Iowa in the DNP-Nursing Systems Administration program. The financial assistance provided is a great help for paying educational expenses, including tuition and books this year. I look forward to being an innovative and devoted nurse leader and educator in the future; a leader that advances nursing practice and inspires other nurses to lead, teach, and advocate in the future. I thank you again for the generosity, and I appreciate your support in my continued success in my education and my future professional goals."

"I am honored and humbled to have been selected to receive the Michael Anderson Memorial Scholarship from the INF. This generous gift will lighten my financial burden and will allow me to spend more of my time and energy focused on academics and professional organizations like the INA. As I continue my journey into the fourth and final year of graduate study in the Health Systems program at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, this scholarship has heightened my excitement and motivation to dive into the wealth of opportunities within nursing leadership. I hope to one day be able to return the financial support shown to me by helping other students reach their goals in higher education. Thank you again for your meaningful and generous support in my future as a nurse leader."

 "I am writing to thank you for your generous Mike Anderson Memorial Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a recipient of your scholarship. I am currently pursuing my nursing degree from DMACC in Ankeny, and I will graduate in the Spring of 2023. After graduation, I plan to work in a hospital as an acute care nurse. While doing this, I will be taking classes to work towards my Bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Iowa. Thanks to your support, I am one step closer to this goal. By awarding me the Mike Anderson Memorial Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. My educational pursuits would not be possible without the generous support from your scholarship. Thank you for enabling me to pursue my dreams. Thank you again for your generous and thoughtful gift."

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