Grants & Scholarships
In an effort to support the future of health care, Canton-Inwood Area Health Care Foundation awards scholarships annually to deserving students who are pursuing an education in health care.
The 2018 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Cole Hennies, Karoline Klingensmith, Jordyn Kramer, McKenzie Krogmann, Landon Renli and Lauren VandeKamp.
Hennies, Krogmann and Renli are 2018 graduates of Canton High School. Hennies plans to attend Augustana University and major in biology. Krogmann will attend South Dakota State University where she plans to pursue a degree in nursing. Renli plans to study communication science disorders at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Klingensmith, Kramer and VandeKamp are 2018 graduates of West Lyon High School. Klingensmith will attend Morningside College and study nursing. Kramer will also study nursing at the University of Iowa. VandeKamp plans to attend Creighton University and pursue a pre-medicine degree.
Since 2012, the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation has provided $30,000 in scholarships to area students.
2018 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarship.
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 of schools within Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation’s primary service area 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 April 6, 2018. For complete eligibility guidelines and application details, please see the application form below or contact Melissa Schutte at (605) 764-1495.
2018 Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is now taking applications for 2018 Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grants.
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.
All applications must be postmarked by April 6, 2018. For complete eligibility guidelines and application details, please contact Melissa Schutte at (605) 764-1495 or view the application form online.
2017 Scholarship Winners Announced
In an effort to support the future of health care, the Canton-Inwood Area Health Care Foundation created a scholarship that will be awarded annually to a deserving student who is pursuing an education in health care.
The 2017 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships have been awarded to Jacob Peterson, Josey Poppens, Elizabeth Lasley, Elizabeth Woods, Kaysha Blomgren, Sarah Rath, Heather Moser and Rachel Bauder.
Jacob Peterson, Elizabeth Woods and Sarah Rath are 2017 graduates of Canton High School. Peterson plans to attend the University of Nebraska as a pre-medicine student. Woods plans to major in speech pathology at the University of Mary. Rath plans to enroll in the pre-physical therapy program at Augustana University.
Josey Poppens and Kaysha Blomgren are 2017 graduates of West Lyon High School. Poppens plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in pharmacy. Blomgren will attend Lake Area Technical Institute and enroll in the physical therapist assistant program.
Elizabeth Lasley is a 2016 graduate of Canton High School and is a nursing student at South Dakota State University. Rachel Bauder and Heather Moser are 2016 graduates of West Lyon High School. Bauder is enrolled in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota and is studying dental hygiene. Moser is a Medical Laboratory Science major at South Dakota State University.
“One of the goals identified by the Foundation Board of Trustees is to provide financial assistance towards the education of future health care professionals through scholarships and grants, “ said Foundation Melissa Schutte. “We are very happy to meet that goal by awarding these qualified recipients with the 2017 Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships.”
2017 Grants Awarded
The Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is pleased to announce that $20,295 has been awarded through the Heart of the Community grant program for 2017.
Recipients include: Good Samaritan Society, Canton, SD; Kingdom Kids Community Daycare, Inwood, IA; Canton Volunteer Fire Department, Canton Senior Citizens Center, Bethesda Nursing Home, Beresford, SD; and the City of Canton.
“Our board of directors awarded these grants based on the agencies’ ability to promote and advance community health and wellness initiatives,” said Melissa Schutte, CIAHF director.
Canton Good Samaritan Society received $2,000 to be applied to their Stepping Stones walkway project.
A $5,000 grant was awarded to Kingdom Kids for safety related upgrades in the infant room and $1,880 for motor development equipment.
The Canton Volunteer Fire Department will purchase TECGEN protective equipment with their $5,500 grant.
A $2,500 grant to the Canton Senior Citizen Center will be applied to the Senior Fitness program.
Bethesda of Beresford will purchase an EZ Stand. The stand is a mechanical device that assists staff with lifting, transferring and repositioning residents.
The City of Canton plans to apply their $5,000 grant to the construction of new bathrooms at Kennedy Park.
The Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation was established in 2009 with funds created by the sale of the 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 projectsthat 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.
“We are pleased to be a part of the area’s proud history of community support for health care, while strategically directing investments in health care to important priorities at Sanford Canton-Inwood and toward other community health and wellness activities,” commented Schutte.
For more information about the Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation and how you can support its mission, visit www.cantoninwoodfoundation or call Schutte at (605) 764-1495.