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Scholarship Recipient

I was recently notified that I am to receive the Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship Award in the amount of $750 plus an additional $750 for a Leadership Award from the American Nurses Foundation. This total contribution of $1500 will allow me to further my education and continue to serve my patients, students, and fellow Iowa nurses. I am so thankful to be a recipient of this prestigious award.

My love of learning continues to draw me back to higher education.  My personal motto has been “learn something new every day”.  I am attending Walden University and doing my practicum hours at Genesis Health System in the Quad Cities.  My doctoral program has increased my knowledge and passion for helping others learn.  I learn in my interactions with classmates, in each clinical experience, and while working on my practicum project.  I have also found immense value in being more active among peers and within my state.   

My nursing career has been a mix of many patient care areas, education areas, and of course a wide variety of clients.  Nurses are fortunate that a career in nursing can mean working in different health care venues, with a variety of clients, and still practice in our field.  My recommendation to all nurses is to practice being lifelong learners. Never stop learning whether it is going from one degree to the next, or from one specialty to another. We owe it to our patients and to ourselves to be enthusiastic and well educated about our service.

Thank you to the Iowa Nurses Foundation and the American Nurses Association for providing scholarships. I will continue to include incorporating education in all that I do.

Terri L. DeClerck MSN RN


Mike Anderson & INF Scholarship Deadlines June 1, 2018!

Please submit application electronically to

 ~ Reference letters as well as transcripts can be emailed to the above email as well.

~ Please note applicant name in the subject line.

Any questions call the INA office at 515.225.0495

INF Scholarship

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 and also a member of the Iowa Nurses Association. 

INF Application


Mike Anderson Scholarship
Applicants need to be full or part-time students currently enrolled at DMACC, Grand View or University of Iowa, College of Nursing with the intent of earning an ADN or BSN degree. This is important to note that students at these institutions are the ONLY persons that can apply for this scholarship


The Iowa Nurses Foundation is a vehicle for money donated by Mr. Mike Anderson for scholarships for students interested in nursing education.  The information for the application for these scholarships is on the INA website.  The scholarships are only available to students at Grand View, Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa College of Nursing.  I encourage you to have your students check the INA website and apply. 

The INA and INF have updated the information for the Mike Anderson Scholarships for the students attending the University of Iowa College of Nursing. The application is on the INA web site.

College of Nursing BSN students need to apply!

Anderson Application

100 Great Scholarship

There will be two $1500.00 scholarship awards (graduate study)

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses Scholarship promotes professional nursing in Iowa by supporting the continued education of future nurse leaders.  Scholarship recipients will articulate a commitment to advancing their education and professional goals to enhance the delivery of quality health care in Iowa through practice, research or teaching. Applicants are full or part time students attending an approved nursing program leading to an MSN in Nursing or a PhD in Nursing or a related field, such as education