Scholarships and Grants

Dr. and Mrs. Robert KellyDr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Scholarship

Grand Itasca Foundation is proud to be the recipient and administrator of the Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Scholarship. Dr. Kelly and his wife, Donna, started their scholarship fund in 1999. In 2006, Dr. and Mrs. Kelly generously increased the amount of funds available to the scholarship recipients. Each year, two scholarships are awarded to a non-traditional student who has returned to school to pursue a degree in a health science field.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Scholarship applications can be obtained by visiting the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation website at www.gracf.org or by contacting the Foundation Office at 218.999.1009.

Grand Itasca Foundation High School Health Care Scholarship

Grand Itasca Foundation administers and awards up to five high school scholarships to graduating seniors in the Grand Itasca service area who are pursuing an education in a health science field.

Grand Itasca Foundation High School Health Care Scholarship applications can be obtained by visiting the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation website at www.gracf.org or by contacting the Foundation Office at 218.999.1009.

Grand Itasca Foundation Scholarship Recipients in 2013: $12,000

  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Scholarship:
    ~Awarded to Willow Loney and Tina Holets
  • High School Health Care Scholarship:
    ~Awarded to Lydia Aultman, Derek Brink, Justina Brusacoram, Reid Larson & Haley Ross

Grants

As part of Grand Itasca Foundation's new strategic plan, the board is currently reviewing their grant application and funding process. The new application and funding criteria will be available as soon as possible. Please check back later this year for details. 

Capital Projects Funded at Grand Itasca in 2012: $105,090

  • Video Analysis System for Vestibular Conditions: $4,795
  • Educational Videos and Equipment for Breastfeeding:  $295
  • Patient Monitors throughout Facility: $100,000

Grand Itasca Foundation Grants Awarded in 2012: $12,600

  • Care to Share Fund - Grand itasca employee emergency assistance: $1,500
  • Walking Workstation - City of Grand Rapids: $500
  • ElderCircle Senior Wheels Program - transportation to medical appointments: $3,000
  • Complete Health Improvement Project (CHIP): $500
  • Itasca Water Legacy Partnership (IWLP) - pharmaceuticals in our water: $100
  • Home Visitor Program - outreach and education ofr at-risk seniors: $3,000
  • Community Cafe - operation fresh fruits and vegetables: $2,000
  • Itasca Hospice Foundation - end-of-life care education (Barbara Karnes, RN): $2,000