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Mahaska Health $1,000 Healthcare Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship for Mahaska County High School Students!

Mahaska Health Healthcare Scholarship 2Mahaska Health will award five local high school seniors $1,000 each who are graduating in Spring 2021 and are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Applicants must be Mahaska County residents and graduating seniors from Oskaloosa High, North Mahaska, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Pella High, and Pella Christian.

“We are very proud of our high school students and the opportunity to help encourage the next generation of healthcare professionals is part of our mission,” shared Amy McGriff, Mahaska Health Board of Trustees Vice Chair of New Sharon. “We are excited to be able to award five $1,000 scholarships this year.”

McGriff went on to share that the Mahaska Health Scholarship Program continues to grow, and the Board of Trustees is encouraging all area high school students entering the medical field to apply for these scholarships.

If you have a student or know of a senior pursuing a degree in the healthcare field this fall, please have them connect with their school counselor to pick up and application for the $1,000 scholarship. Applications are also available for pick up at the Mahaska Health Campus, Entrance #1 and Entrance #4, and can also be downloaded here. All applicants must be Mahaska County residents to qualify. If you have any questions about the scholarship or where to pick up an application, please feel free to contact Robin Anderson, Executive Secretary, at (641) 672-3388.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2021 to be considered for the scholarship. Please submit applications to: Robin Anderson at Mahaska Health, 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. A total of five applicants will be awarded. Individuals must be accepted to an accredited college and these funds are required to be used for tuition purposes.

The Mahaska Health Services Education Scholarship fund is made possible with funding provided by Mahaska Health, and Mahaska Health Board of Trustees.

Marsha Riordan, Mahaska Health Board of Trustees member shared, “One of the wonderful experiences we have as members of the Mahaska Health Board is to have a role in the selection of students who will receive a scholarship from Mahaska Health. Having the privilege of reviewing all the scholarship applications from area high school students is rewarding. The talent pool, along with the community service these young people are engaged in makes me excited for their future and ours.”

We are so proud of our local students and excited to help them pursue their future endeavors in the medical field.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2021. These funds are required to be used for tuition purposes.  If you have any questions about the scholarship, please feel free to reach out to Robin Anderson at 641.672.3388.

Mahaska Hospital Auxiliary
$1,000 Healthcare Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship for Mahaska County High School Students!

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The Mahaska Hospital Auxiliary is excited to present the scholarship program to two deserving students going into the medical field. The past 3 years, the Mahaska Hospital Auxiliary has presented one student from North Mahaska and one Student from Oskaloosa Senior High School with a $1000 scholarship. The Medical field is growing each year and the opportunities to work at a medical facility are endless. We encourage any student to apply that is thinking of going into the medical field.

“In today’s world, the Auxiliary feels young people need help with going to college and what a better way to help them than through Mahaska Hospital Auxiliary. We have had the opportunity to learn more about some wonderful applicants, and we know this year will be just as hard to make a decision. Finding a career in the medical field is so rewarding, so we are excited for all that have the desire to pursue a healthcare career.” – Kim Langfitt, Mahaska Hospital Auxiliary Board

Applications are available for download here. Applications must be received by March 31, 2021 to be considered for the scholarship. All applicants must be Mahaska County residents to qualify. If you have any questions about the scholarship or where to pick up an application, please feel free to contact Kim Langfitt at (641) 672-3342.

Please submit applications to: ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator, Mahaska Health, 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. Individuals must be accepted to an accredited college and these funds are required to be used for tuition purposes.

Board of Trustees

The Mahaska Health Board of Trustees is a seven-member group comprised of elected representatives from throughout Mahaska County. Members are elected every four years, with many trustees serving multiple terms. The Board is the governing body of Mahaska Health, serving as the sounding board and decision makers for new services and projects as well as staffing and community needs.

David Langkamp

David Langkamp, Chairperson

David Langkamp has lived in Oskaloosa since 1978 and is a native of Dubuque, Iowa. He attended Upper Iowa University and Loras College before earning his mortuary science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He and his wife, Shawn, own and operate Langkamp Funeral Chapel and Crematory; their son Andrew recently joined them in the family business. David has served with several community organizations and enjoys contributing to his community as a member of this board.

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Amy McGriff, Vice Chair

Amy McGriff lives in New Sharon, IA. She is a graduate of Coe College with a B.A. in History/Pre Law and also holds a Paralegal A.A. Degree from Kirkwood Community College of Cedar Rapids. Amy holds a Certificate of General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America and has owned and operated her own insurance agency for the past 22 years. Along with holding all insurance licenses, Amy has been a Real Estate Broker for 15 years. Amy McGriff has served on several Boards including serving as Board President for the United Way of Mahaska County for two terms. Amy has served as a youth group leader for 15 years with the First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa. In her free time Amy and her husband Cary enjoy spending time with their three daughters.

John Pothoven

John Pothoven, Treasurer

John Pothoven has lived in Oskaloosa since 1976. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State University. He has 37 years of bank experience and served as President of MidWestOne Bank for 24 years before his retirement in 2008. He has been involved in many community organizations and still serves as President of Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation and Board Chair at Indian Hills Community College.

Jim Hansen

Jim Hansen, Secretary

Jim works as the General Counsel and Secretary for Musco Sports Lighting of Oskaloosa and serves as Board Secretary. Prior to joining Musco in 1994, Jim was in private practice. He holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from Grinnell College. He has been involved in a variety of community organizations including the United Way, the Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund, the Oskaloosa Board of Adjustment, Habitat for Humanity and the Oskaloosa Historic Preservation Commission.

Amber Coffey

Amber Coffey, Board Member

Amber is a financial advisor for Edward Jones. She has been a Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary member for five years, and she has served as president for the past two years. She is a member of the Oskaloosa Rotary, The Golden Goose Club, William Penn Board of Advisors, and Oskaloosa Education Foundation, as well as being an Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club member. In 2019, Amber was named to the Mahaska Health Board of Trustees. If it has to do with making her community a better place to live, work and play, Amber is all in.

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Margaret Ratcliff, Board Member

Margaret Ratcliff has lived in rural New Sharon for 35 years and is a partner in Ratcliff & Blake Insurance Professionals. Margaret worked in banking for 24 years before she transferred in 2012 to managing MidWestOne Insurance Services. Margaret then purchased the agency in 2019 with fellow employee Billy Blake. Margaret has been involved in many community organizations over the years, including the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group and Rotary Club of Oskaloosa. She currently serves on Crisis Intervention Services Board of Directors, Mahaska County Community Foundation Board of Directors, North Mahaska Community School Board, and First State Bank Board of Directors in addition to Mahaska Health Partnership Board of Trustees. Margaret and her husband Earl have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, who top her list of favorite ways to spend her free time!

Marsha Riordan

Marsha Riordan, Board Member

Marsha Riordan serves as the Vice President for Advancement at William Penn University; coordinating philanthropy, alumni relations and marketing for the university. She lives in Oskaloosa with her husband, Mike and their dog, Trooper. A native of northern Iowa, she is a graduate of William Penn with a BA degree in both Biology and Physical Education. She has been at the university since 1980. Prior to her coming to Oskaloosa, Marsha served as a medic in the US Army. She is a member of Oskaloosa Kiwanis Club and American Association of University Women and has served on numerous committees and boards in the community, including Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, Mahaska Future View and Ragbrai.