Applications being accepted for second-semester Dukes Health Care scholarship

Aid is available to qualified Miami County students in the health sciences

KOKOMO, Ind. — Applications are being accepted for the Health Sciences & Nursing Impact Scholarship in Miami County for Miami County students pursuing degrees in the health sciences at Ivy Tech Community College. Funding is available for one qualifying student for the second semester, which begins in January.

The scholarship program was established earlier this year through a $60,000 grant awarded by Dukes Health Care Foundation of Miami County and is funding six $10,000 impact scholarships. Qualified students selected for the scholarship receive $2,500 a semester over two years.

Miami County students may apply by submitting the general Ivy Tech scholarship application by Dec. 31. The application is available online by selecting “Billing and Financial Aid” on the student dashboard on My Ivy and then clicking on “Apply for Scholarships.” Anyone who meets the scholarship criteria will be considered and selected candidates will be notified by Jan. 9.

The scholarship program is targeted at Miami County high school students and returning adult students interested in achieving a degree in the School of Health Sciences or the School of Nursing.  Among its goals are to permit student to pursue an affordable college education close to home, thus eliminating barriers faced by many students.

Covered programs of study include Dental Assisting, Healthcare Specialist, Paramedic, Surgical Technology, Nursing, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting. Criteria for selection include being a resident of Miami County; being a full-time student in Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, including sites in Kokomo, Logansport and Peru; and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

For more information on the scholarship, contact Mary King at 765-252-5463 or  .



About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit
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