Scholarships

Scholarships could not have been made possible without the continued support of the Genesis Health Services Foundation donors. Genesis patients and their families benefit from having highly educated, skilled nurses to care for them.

The Genesis Foundation provides funding for nursing scholarships for students pursuing a degree in nursing, Genesis employees wanting to obtain a nursing degree, and Genesis nurses wanting to complete a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in nursing, as well as an ASSET Scholarship Program for Children of Genesis Employees.

Opportunities:

Practice with Pride Nursing Scholarship

Up to $2,500 will be awarded to a Genesis Medical Center Davenport, Genesis Medical Center Silvis, VNA, Hospice or Genesis Health Group employee to be used toward the completion of their initial RN degree. Current RNs do not qualify for this scholarship.

Winter/Spring Round: Accepting applications January 1 to March 31
Fall Round: Accepting applications July 1 to September 31

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Degree Completion Nursing Scholarship

Up to $2,500 will be awarded to a Genesis Medical Center Davenport, Genesis Medical Center Silvis, VNA, Hospice or GHG employee to be used toward the completion of their BSN or MSN degree. Nurse practitioner programs do not qualify for this scholarship.

Winter/Spring Round: Accepting applications January 1 to March 31
Fall Round: Accepting applications July 1 to September 31

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Virginia L. Pilcher, RN Scholarship

The Virginia L. Pilcher, RN, Scholarship fund is an endowed fund, the interest from which financial assistance is granted yearly for educational scholarships for nurses pursuing a baccalaureate or masters degree. Nurse practitioner programs do not qualify for this scholarship.

Winter/Spring Round Only: Accepting applications January 1 to March 31

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Gaye J. Reiser Scholarship Fund

Gaye shared her mother's musical gifts and her father's passion for patient care. She held a degree in music and for 2 years tried her hand at teaching before pursuing her RN. The scholarship program is Gaye's legacy and impacts the lives of the students who receive the awards, but even more so, the patients who receive care from these well-trained nurses. Learn more about Gaye.

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Auxiliary Seeding Student Education and Training (A.S.S.E.T.) Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is for tuition or fees incurred in the pursuit of a two- or four-year undergraduate degree in healthcare, wellness, science, technology, engineering, math or related fields. Applicant must be a child, grandchild or legal dependent of a qualified Genesis employee.

Winter/Spring Round Only: Accepting applications January 1 to March 31

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Marilyn Willits MSN,RN, Nursing Certification Scholarship

Her caring disposition kept the patient's voice at the forefront of the decision-making process and her deep compassion for the nurses exemplified her advocacy. She never hesitated to intervene on their behalf. In her constant pursuit of excellence, Marilyn was the "force" behind interventions that lead to "best practice" outcome. Learn more about Marilyn.

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Dr. Clarence and JoAnne Updegraff Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Dr. Clarence and JoAnn Updegraff Scholarship is awarded annually to one Physical Therapist employed by Genesis Health System. Scholarship is to be used for continuing education. Applicant must be a .8 FTE or higher Physical Therapist in good standing (no corrective action) with a minimum of 1 year employment with Genesis. This scholarship is awarded annually in December.

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Patricia V. Samuelson Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Scholarship is for full time area students seeking a degree in field of Respiratory Therapy. Silvis employees, if full time students, may apply.

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Cardiac Service Line Certification Scholarship

For nurses, radiology techs, exercise specialists or ECHO techs employed by GMC, Davenport and GMC, Silvis in a cardiac service line department.

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Genesis Foundation ARNP Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Genesis employee currently accepted or enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program or completing a MSN program as part of/leading licensure as an ARNP. This scholarship is for Genesis Health System employees only.

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Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Scholarships

Mercer Foundation for Health Scholarship program offers financial assistance to current residents of Mercer County who are employed at a health care related or medical facility within Mercer County.

The Foundation also provides a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship program for high school students. https://www.genesishealth.com/facilities/hospital/aledo/foundation/mfh-scholarship-program/

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Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt & DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation Scholarships

The DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation is taking applications for their scholarship program including:

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