HBA Scholarship Program

Heartland Biomedical Association (HBA) Scholarship @ Iowa Western Community College

General Information

The Heartland Biomedical Association is a non-profit, non-union, volunteer trade group dedicated to the advancement of the biomedical technology profession (www.heartlandbiomed.org). The association is based in Omaha, NE, but draws members from Nebraska, Western Iowa, Northwest Missouri and Southeastern South Dakota. Our goals include:
o To form a professional association of individuals interested in the advancement of biomedical technology dedicated to better patient care.
o To promote education and training of biomedical personnel.
o To encourage networking and the free exchange of information pertaining to the biomedical technology field.
o To increase recognition of the biomedical field within the medical community.

Scholarship Qualification Criteria:

• The HBA Scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in the Biomedical Technology field in the clinical, vendor sales & support or manufacturing environments.
• The HBA Scholarship will be for $2,500 awarded to one (1) student per year. Scholarship award can only be used to pay for tuition, books, or other IWCC fees.
• The HBA Scholarship is only for students with 2nd year academic status in the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Electronic Engineering Technology program.
• Student must be at full-time status, in good academic standing and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher while at Iowa Western C.C.
• Award emphasis on good character, communication skills and service/involvement.
• If all else is equal between qualified students, preference to the student with financial need.
• Award recipient will be given a free annual membership to the Heartland Biomedical Association and is encouraged to attend educational meetings (4 per year) and the annual symposium.
• Award recipient will be given the opportunity to job shadow to learn about potential career paths in the Biomedical Technology field.
• Award recipient is encouraged to take the courses HSC-113 Medical Terminology and HSC-128 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Programs as their Science/Social Science/Humanities electives for the AAS Electronic Engineering Technology degree.