External Scholarships



There are many great external scholarship opportunities out there, so we've compiled a list of some of our top choices! Search and apply for scholarships that are external and are not affiliated with Mercy College. Browse through the below scholarships to see which you may qualify for to help assist you with school finances, tuition, and more.



Iowa Student Loan Scholarships

Iowa Student Loan is a Des Moines-based nonprofit that assists students & their families to obtain the resources needed to succeed in postsecondary education, including college planning tools, scholarship programs, and supplemental loan funding.



Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarships

Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary in Newton offers scholarships for students interested in pursuing an education in healthcare fields. Scholarship applications are generally available in March each year.



Iowa Hospital Association Scholarship

The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), offers scholarships of up to $6,000 ($3,000 per year for a max of two years) to qualified candidates. Award recipients must be willing to work in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship awarded.



Iowa Heart Foundation

The Iowa Heart Foundation offers nursing scholarships for students attending college and universities in Iowa.



Latinos Unidos Scholarship

Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc. is proud to grant college scholarships for Latino/Latina students who will attend Iowa institutions.



Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, is awarded each year to five, non-traditional, fulltime students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled.



Alice Barton Scholarship

The Alice Barton Scholarship Program, part of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, works to empower survivors of domestic violence through education and job training.  Economic abuse is a common and effective tactic that batterers use to control their victims. Financial barriers persist even after a victim successfully leaves their abuser. By enabling victims to gain new knowledge and skills, the Alice Barton Scholarship Program helps victims increase their self-confidence, find better employment, and achieve economic independence.



Des Moines Women's Club

Some Des Moines Women's Club scholarships are supported by current club members' dues and fundraising, and some scholarships are funded by memorial bequests from past members.



F.A. Davis Company Nursing Scholarships

F.A. Davis offers annual scholarship opportunities. F.A. Davis is dedicated to developing teaching and learning solutions that meet the needs of nursing and health science students, educators, and practitioners.



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