The Iowa Hospital Association, through its Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), will award 60 health care scholarships, the organization announced. The scholarships will include awards of up to $7,000 ($3,500 per year for up to two years) and $1,000 specific to emergency medical technology/technician certification programs. The goal of IHERF’s scholarship program is to fill Iowa health care positions that have a notable number of openings by offering financial support for health care education or training. In exchange, each $3,500 award recipient must work one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of the scholarship award and $1,000 award recipients must work one year with hospital-based or hospital-contracted emergency medical services. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and be within two years of completing their professional education. IHERF will accept scholarship applications on its website beginning Dec. 1 through March 31, 2022.