Past Scholarship Recipients

Through our annual scholarship program, the Iowa Heart Center Foundation provides qualified nursing students enrolled at an accredited college or university in Iowa financial assistance.

The students listed below have been awarded scholarships by the Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors.

  • 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    • Paige Andrea - St. Luke's College: Unity Point Health
    • Grace Jensen - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Macy Ludwig - Grand View University
    • Emma Myers - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Stella Clark - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Elizabeth Hammond - Allen College
    • Kyla Cunningham - Morningside University
    • Kaityln Jones - Kirkwood Community College
    • Payton Claussen - St. Ambrose University
  • 2020 Scholarship Recipients

    • Cassidy Dilks - Grand View University
    • Jessica Marier - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Macy Ludwig - Grand View University
    • Rebecca Kreuger - Grand View University
    • Brett Nolte - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Jessica Pendleton - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • K.C. Tuttle - Iowa Central Community College
    • Nicole Savage - Des Moines Area Community College
    • Nguygen Nguyen - University of Iowa
    • Deena Zadow - Briar Cliff University
    • Kayla Ritter - Allen College
    • Lisa Messer - Grand View University
    • Maggie Barten - Morningside College
    • Angelica Nunez Padilla - Iowa Central Community College
    • Shannon Houston - Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • 2019 Scholarship Recipients

    • Alli Brown - Grand View University
    • Alyssa Catigbe - Fort Dodge High School
    • Courtney Claussen - University of Iowa
    • Zena Courtier - Des Moines Area Community College
    • Danielle Duvall - Mercy College of Health Sciences 
    • Rebecca Kreuger - Grand View University
    • Chloe Levison - St. Edmund’s High School
    • Macy Ludwig - Grand View University
    • Jenny Shirbroun - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Taylor Stover - Grand View University
    • K.C. Tuttle -  Iowa Central Community College
    • Deena Zadow - Briar Cliff University
  • 2018 Nursing Tuition Scholarships Announced

    C.J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    • Molly Van Klompenburg - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Danielle Duvall - Mercy College of Health Sciences

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    • Edith Velazquez - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Amber Beachy - Mercy College of Health Sciences

    Dr. David & Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    • Stephanie Seymour - Northwestern College

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarships

    • Taylor Stover - Grand View University
    • Molly McIlhon - University of Iowa
    • Kelsey Nehring - Mercy College of Health Sciences
    • Courtney Claussen - Des Moines Area Community College
    • Zena Courtier - Des Moines Area Community College
    • Tayler Jewett - Des Moines Area Community College
  • Claire Wallace Memorial Scholarships

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation has endowed a $500 scholarship at both Fort Dodge Senior High School and St. Edmond High School in Fort Dodge to be awarded annually to graduating seniors planning to enter the healthcare field.  These scholarships are in memory of Claire Wallace, a Fort Dodge teenager that underwent a heart transplant as an infant then lost a battle with leukemia as a teen.  

  • 2017 Nursing Tuition Scholarships Awarded

    C.J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    • Tracy Furrow - Chamberlain University
    • Jessica Croghan - Des Moines Area Community College

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    • Jonna Van Ness - Chamberlain University
    • Kelsey Nehring - Mercy College of Health Sciences

    Dr. David & Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    • Taylor Stover - Grand View University

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarship

    • Molly McIlhon - University of Iowa
  • 2016 Nursing Tuition Scholarships Awarded

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors has announced nine nursing tuition scholarship recipients for the Fall, 2016 academic year.

    C.J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    $1,800 to Chandra Snow at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    $1,200 to Kacey Reynolds at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarships

    $1,800 to Kylie Johnson at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    $1,200 to Kelsey Nehring at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    Dr. David & Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $1,000 to Taylor Stover at Grand View University

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarships

    $1,500 to Bayley Brandt at Grand View University

    $1,500 to Molly McIlhon at University of Iowa

    $1,500 to Tonya Stewart at Chamberlain School of Nursing/DeVry University

    $500 to Taylor Stover at Grand View University                                                                                                                                                      

  • 2015 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced seven nursing scholarship recipients in 2015.

    C.J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,800 to Angela Davis at Mercy College of Health Sciences.
    $1,200 to Ellen Reiter at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship


    $1,800 to Anita Leveke, this is a second year tuition award as Anita was awarded a scholarship in 2014 and continues as BSN nursing student this year at Mercy College.
    $1,300 to Christina Baker, a  BSN student at Mercy College.  Unable to attend today due to class schedule.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $1,000 to Kylie Johnson, who is attending Mercy College.



    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarship

    $500 to Bethany Wildt who is attending the nursing program at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.


    $250 to Tyler Stover, who is attending Grand View University.

  • 2014 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced six nursing scholarship recipients in 2014.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,800 to Laura Stensland attending Mercy College of Health Sciences.
    $1,200 to Anita Leveke attending Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    C. J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,800 to Kevin Rixmann attending Mercy College of Health Sciences.
    $1,200 to Krista Hageman attending Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $1,000 to Tyler Stover attending Grand View University.

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarship

    $500 to Danielle Bohnert attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

  • 2013 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced seven nursing scholarship recipients in 2013.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,900 to Caitlin Hainley who is attending the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton.
    $1,300 to Laura Stensland who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.

    C. J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,900 to Tracy Thompson who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences.
    $1,300 to Martha Meiners who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $1000 to Tyler Stover attending the nursing program at Grand View University.

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarship

    $500 to Jennifer Custer who is attending the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll.
    $500 to Laura Kain who is attending the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll.

  • 2012 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced seven nursing scholarship recipients in 2012.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,800 to Ashlee Davis attending Indian Hills Community College.
    $1,300 to Caitlin Hainley attending Des Moines Area Community College.

    C. J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,800 to Tyneisha Orr attending Mercy College of Health Sciences
    $1,300 to Tracy Thompson attending Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $1000 to Callie Adreon attending Grand View University.

    Iowa Heart Center Foundation Scholarship

    $500 to Elizabeth Collier attending Iowa Central Community College.
    $1000 to Kourtney Marlow attending Iowa Central Community College.

  • 2011 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced six nursing scholarship recipients in 2011.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,750 to Kristina Grier who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences
    $1,250 to Ashlee Davis who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    C. J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,750 to Elizabeth Becker who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences
    $1,250 to Kathryn Owen who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $250 to Linda Groenendyk attending the nursing program at Grand View University.
    $250 to Cindy Collingwood attending the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

  • 2010 Scholarship Recipients

    The Iowa Heart Center Foundation Board of Directors announced six nursing scholarship recipients in 2010.

    Erma M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,500 to Kiara Whitney who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences

    C. J. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

    $1,500 to Nicholas Berte who is attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. David and Leticia Gordon Scholarship

    $500 to Lisa Higens attending the nursing program at Grand View University.
    $500 to Mark Boswell attending the nursing program at Grand View University.
    $500 to Mary Hackbarth attending the nursing program at Grand View University.

    Other

    A $1,000 Scholarship to Cory Wiederin attending the nursing program at Mercy College of Health Sciences.