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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.





Now Accepting 2017 Community Grant and Scholarship Applications

Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation is now taking applications for the 2017 Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grants and Health Care of Tomorrow Scholarships.

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.

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.

All applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2017. For complete eligibility guidelines and application details, please contact Melissa Schutte at (605) 764-1495 or choose a link below.

To print a 2017 scholarship application, click here

To print a 2017 grant application, click here

To complete a 2017 grant application via email, complete and submit the form below.

Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grant Application

2017 Heart of the Community Health & Wellness Grant Applications must be received by April 7, 2017 to be considered.
  • Please explain how your request for a grant from Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation will impact the health/wellness of individuals who live in your community.
  • Please indicate if this request is for a new service program or an enhancement to an existing program and how it will provide for unmet needs.
  • Please provide a detailed budget and timeline for the project.
  • If this request is for partial funding of a project, please describe how you will retain the remaining funding to fulfill the project.
  • If you were to receive only partial funding of what you’ve requested would you be able to complete the project?
  • Explain why
  • If the project for which you are requesting funding will continue indefinitely, please explain how you intend to fund the project after the initial grant year.
  • Please upload either a .pdf or .docx file. Thank you!
  • Please upload either a .pdf or .docx file. Thank you!
  • * Recipients will receive a post-project summary form to be submitted to Canton-Inwood Area Health Foundation within 30 days of completion of their project or no later than May 31, 2018.

    ** It is required that grant funds awarded be expended to complete the project by April 30, 2018.

    *** Unused or underutilized grants are expected to be returned to allow other worthy causes the opportunity to receive funding.

  • In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Any falsification of the required information and any missing information will disqualify from receiving grant funds.