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Applications being accepted for health care educational grants

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Applications being accepted for health care educational grants

Applications for healthcare educational grants from the Endowment for Education are now being accepted. The grants are made available through the Lucille Petersen Endowment Fund, which was established in 1988. The funds will be distributed to selected applicants seeking short or long-range educational assistance to pursue healthcare occupations. A November 30th deadline has been set for applications to be submitted for the spring 2023 semester.

The funds will be distributed as grants—loans that will be forgiven if the

recipient is employed within a 20-mile radius of Harlan in his or her specialized healthcare occupation following completion of courses. If a recipient cannot fulfill the service terms under which the loan will be forgiven, the money is subject to a five percent interest rate and repayment of principal.

Application forms and more information are available by contacting Ruth Pitkin, Myrtue Medical Center, 1213 Garfield Ave., Harlan, IA, 51537, phone 712- 755-4316 or email The grants can be for new, entry- level, or advanced training or certifications.