2014 Scholarship and Grant Applications Available

Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarship Program Application (with references for website)2014

Heart of the Community Grant Application Form-CIAHF 2014

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation Offers Community Grants and Scholarships

(CANTON, SD) Seeking to make a positive impact on community health and wellness for the benefit of current residents and future generations, Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is now taking applications for $25,000 in Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grants and Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships.
Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grants will be awarded to community organizations and individuals based on their’ ability to promote and advance community health and wellness initiatives.

The Health Care of Tomorrow scholarship program is designed to assist students who are pursuing or planning to pursue a health care degree. Students will be eligible for $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study in a health care field at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater, calculated on a 4.0 grading scale.

All applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 4, 2014. For complete eligibility guidelines and application details, please visit or contact Brendyn Richards at (605) 764-1495.

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation was established in 2009 with funds created by the sale of Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital, assisted living and related assets to Sanford Health. Using interest earnings only, the grant program allows the Foundation to meet one of its identified goals of supporting projects that impact community health and inspire additional community investments in projects that benefit health and wellness opportunities.

Other Foundation goals include sustaining and improving health care in the Sanford Canton-Inwood service area; supporting Sanford Canton-Inwood, which includes Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center, Sanford Canton and Inwood Clinics and Sanford Hiawatha Heights assisted living, as important community assets; and providing financial assistance for the education of future health care professionals through scholarships and grants.

To date, the Foundation has provided financial support for the purchase of a new, state-of-the-art ambulance, new x-ray imaging equipment at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center, four $1,000 scholarships and a $2 million donation to the expansion and renovation of Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center. In addition, tens of thousands of dollars have been distributed to deserving community projects through the Heart of the Community Health and Wellness grant program.