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Awarded IHCA scholarships

— Submitted photo Bethany Ackerson, Tyler Geophert and Erin Bahrenfuss have been awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Iowa Health Care Association Foundation. All three are employed at Crestview Nursing and Rehab in Webster City.

Bethany Ackerson, Erin Bahrenfuss, and Tyler Geopfert have been recognized as an Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation scholarship winners and three of only 20 member employee scholarship recipients in the state of Iowa for 2020.

As a scholarship winner, each of them will receive $1,500 to continue their health care education at an accredited school of nursing, long-term care or health administration program, or physical/occupational therapy program.

“The IHCA Foundation is committed to helping develop experienced professionals to meet the growing needs of Iowans for long-term care. This scholarship program provides an important opportunity for the scholarship recipients to advance their knowledge and skills in a critically important profession,” said Lori Ristau, executive director, IHCA Foundation. “Receiving an IHCA Foundation scholarship is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a strong commitment to providing quality long-term care for others.”

Scholarship applicants are evaluated by the IHCA Foundation Board of Directors based upon the applicant’s experience, letter of recommendation and future educational and career goals in long-term care.

Bethany is starting at Iowa Central Community College this fall in the nursing program. Tyler and Erin attend Allen College in Waterloo in the BSN program.

The IHCA Foundation is an affiliate of the IHCA that represents more than 700 Iowa long-term services and supports providers.

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