Boone County Hospital

Scholarships

Auxiliary Scholarship

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Thank you for your interest in the Boone County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance for tuition and books for a Boone County Hospital employee (FT, PT, PRN) pursuing an education in a health related field. The criteria for eligibility includes:

  • Acceptance in an accredited college or trade school on a full-time basis
  • Completion of the scholarship application
  • Enrollment in a course of study related to the health field

If selected, the recipient(s) will be notified by mail and the scholarship(s) will be paid in two $500 installments, by the semester, and made payable to the recipient(s) and the institution(s). If the student drops out of the program, they must notify the BCH Auxiliary of the change. Application is for one year and may be reapplied for the following year.

Information to be included with your application must include:

  • Two letters of reference
  • Letter of application stating school and community involvement and future goals

Auxiliary scholarship deadline is April 15th.  Send to:

Boone County Hospital
ATTN:  BCH Auxiliary
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

Boone County Hospital Scholarship

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Thank you for your interest in the Boone County Hospital Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance for tuition and books for a Boone County resident pursuing an education in a health related field. The criteria for eligibility includes:

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Acceptance in an accredited college or trade school on a full-time basis
  • Completion of the scholarship application
  • Enrollment in a course of study related to the health field

If selected, the recipient will be notified by mail and the scholarship will be paid in two $500 installments, by the semester, and made payable to the recipient and the institution. If the student drops out of the program, they must notify the hospital of the change. Application is for one year and may be reapplied for the following year. 

Information to be included with your application include:

  • A transcript of grades
  • Three letters of reference, at least one from a teacher
  • Letter of application stating school and community involvement and future goals

The Boone County Hospital Scholarship deadline is April 15th.  Send to:

Boone County Hospital
ATTN:  BCH Foundation Office
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

Cid (Cynthia) Metcalf Memorial Scholarship

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This $500 scholarship has been established in memory of Cid (Cynthia) Metcalf. Cid was an employee of Boone County Hospital for thirty-two years. Her career ended as she was getting ready for work and had a stroke. Cid began her career at Boone County Hospital as an OB technician and continued to expand her knowledge and training, reaching the position of Accountant. Her attention to details earned her the respect of Administration and the financial auditors.

Cid grew up in Eagle Grove and attended in Community college in Fort Dodge. She has many family members and friends in the Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, and Webster City areas. She was an avid fan of many sports. In the spring, she and her husband would host NCAA parties where the games were on multiple TVs, and in the fall she wouldn’t miss a Raiders football game. Cid also enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard and seeing the many different animals that would come to her feeders. Family was very important to Cid and enjoyed organizing family gatherings.

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Cid’s memory by establishing a scholarship for a student pursuing a business or technical/professional program. It is hoped that the recipients of this scholarship will approach their career with the same commitment and joy that Cid did.

Preference will be given to students in financial need, and/or those who have, or are trying to, overcoming adversity, and/or demonstrating that they are the type of person who will bring to the profession the qualities that Cid did.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A grade point of at least 3.0
  • A student in good standing at their current high school or technical school
  • Completion of scholarship application

Deadline for application is April 15th. To be considered for the Cid (Cynthia) Metcalf Memorial Scholarship, you must provide the following: completed Application Form, two completed Reference Request Forms, a Transcript of Your Grades and your Personal One-Page Letter to:

Boone County Hospital
ATTN:  BCH Foundation Office
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

Lila Carpenter Memorial Nursing Scholarship

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This scholarship has been established in memory of Lila Carpenter. Lila was an employee of Boone County Hospital for thirty-one years. Lila overcame many adversities during her lifetime. With the encouragement of a physician, she returned to school and became a Registered Nurse.  Lila approached all of her patients in a very professional and caring manner. Her positive attitude was contagious. She had the ability to make her patients feel like getting better. Lila understood the immense power of a positive attitude and the ability to genuinely care for, and about, another person.Lila enjoyed life and “never gave up”. She challenged all obstacles in her path and never lost her faith in God, her family and her friends.The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Lila’s memory by helping selected nursing students complete their nursing education. It is hoped that the recipients of this scholarship will approach their nursing careers with the same commitment and joy that Lila did.Preference will be given to students in financial need, and/or those who have, or are trying to, or have, overcome adversity, and/or demonstrate that they are the type of person who will bring to the nursing profession the qualities that Lila did.  $1,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to help a special student during the final year of their nursing education at the DMACC Boone Campus. Any second year student is eligible irregardless of when their second year begins or ends.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A grade point of at least 78%
  • A second year nursing student in good standing at DMACC Boone Campus
  • Completion of scholarship application

Application deadline is April 15th.  To make application for the Lila Carpenter Memorial Scholarship you must provide the following: completed Application Form, two completed Reference Request Forms, a Transcript of Your Grades and your Personal One-Page Letter to:

Boone County Hospital
ATTN:  BCH Foundation Office
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

Puntenney Scholarship

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This $500 scholarship has been established in memory of Sigrid E. Puntenney and in honor of Sandra L. Puntenney.

Sigrid E. Puntenney was a resident of Boone for 63 years. She was the widow of A. Wallace Puntenney, M.D. When their son Kevin died at the age of 10, she and Wallace established a Math and Science award in his memory. This award recognizes students who excel in math and science by earning maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during their final two years in high school. At the time of Sigrid’s death in 2010, the award was in its 50th year. During those 50 years nearly 1,000 of the approximately 10,000 students graduating from the Boone High School had been recognized for their academic success by receipt of this award.

Sandra L. Puntenney is a Registered Nurse whose career spanned 43 years. She was a graduate of the Mercy School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa and Ottawa University of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. In July of 2010 Sandra retired after nearly 18 years as the Assistant Administrator for Nursing at the Boone County Hospital. During her tenure at the Boone County Hospital she was actively involved in developing and supporting the Tuition Assistance Program that enabled hospital employees to complete their nursing education. She was also a member of the Lila Carpenter Memorial Nursing Scholarship Committee.

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the accomplishments of these two women by continuing to offer financial assistance to Boone County Hospital employees, or their children, as they pursue basic or advanced education in a healthcare-related field. This may include careers in Nursing, Radiology, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Pharmacy, Medicine, etc.

Application deadline is April 15th. Send completed application, transcripts and one-page letter to:

Boone County Hospital
ATTN:  BCH Foundation Office
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

IvaLou Wright Scholarship

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Thank you for your interest in the IvaLou Wright Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is to benefit any Boone County High school or first year college student going into a medical profession.  This may include Nursing, Radiology, Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Medical School, etc.  Preference will also be given to applicants who demonstrate a similar passion and commitment to IvaLou..  

IvaLou Wright started her life on February 10, 1923 in Boone, Iowa. She was one of two children born to her parents, Loren and Verna Smith.  She had a brother, Bill, whom she adored.  IvaLou married Dahrl Wright on August 29, 1948.  They had 60 wonderful and busy years together before she passed away.  In earlier years, she was a teller and bookkeeper at Boone State Bank. 

She and Dahrl enjoyed traveling to Denver, New Orleans, and Mexico.  She also enjoyed family trips to Minnesota to fish.  IvaLou loved to watch Dahrl fish while she soaked up the sun.  She loved to cook and was very good at it.  They socialized frequently with family and friends for picnics and she would spoil them with her excellent cooking.  She was also a big fan of NASCAR racing and especially enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon, #24.  IvaLou and Dahrl were never blessed with children but they had their beloved dogs, their first one being Judy, a beagle. Then there was Amy, followed by Jetta, both of which were toy fox terriers.  They enjoyed sitting with IvaLou in the afternoon sun, on her three season porch.

After her retirement from the bank, she never slowed down.  IvaLou’s passion was quickly changed from her work life to her volunteer life.  She coordinated the blood drive in Boone County for 25 years and was the chairperson for 18 years.  She spent countless hours on the phone asking for blood donors.  She was always very committed to the tasks she took on.  IvaLou volunteered at the Boone County Hospital for 18 years.  She served as the chairperson of the Surgery hostess area, was one of the buyers for the gift shop and an Atrium hostess.  She volunteered over 5,000 hours to the Boone County Hospital.

IvaLou’s husband Dahrl set up this scholarship and dedicated it to IvaLou and her years volunteering at Boone County Hospital.  The criteria for eligibility includes:

  • A grade point of at least 3.0
  • A student in good standing at their current high school or college 
  • Completion of scholarship application 

Information to be included with your application must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Grade transcript
  • Your personal one-page letter

Scholarship deadline is April 15th.  Please mail to:

Boone County Hospital Foundation
1015 Union Street
Boone, Iowa 50036 


Preference will be given to applicants with financial need, those who have or are trying to overcome adversity (such as a personal hardship including death of a family member, illness, divorce, etc.), or those have demonstrated excellence in school.

Boone County Hospital
1015 Union Street
Boone, IA, 50036
T: (515) 432-3140
F: (515) 433-8926
Email: lschmidt@bchmail.org
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Boone County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has been serving the healthcare needs of Boone County and the surrounding communities since the early 1900s. Our mission is to improve and enhance the health and well-being of those we serve.
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