Yaw Scholarship Program

Yaw Scholarship Scholarship applications are due on Monday, April 3, 2017.


Bob Yaw loved to brag that he started his friendship with St. Luke's when he was born at the hospital on December 20, 1913. Mr. Yaw became a leader at St. Luke's when he joined the hospital board and eventually became board chair. During his tenure, he saw a need for the hospital to have a Foundation.

His foresight led to the establishment of the St. Luke's Foundation in 1977. He took it upon himself to gather leaders from the Cedar Rapids area to build a Foundation that gave people the opportunity to make contributions and serve the healthcare needs of eastern Iowa.

In 1998, he established the Yaw Endowment, which provides scholarships for children of St. Luke's Associates. Since that date, hundreds of students have received funds to help them with their educational pursuits.  Mr. Yaw passed away December 20, 2007. His wife, Connie, passed away Dec. 9, 2014.

To be eligible:

  • The applicant's parent must be a St. Luke's associate working a minimum of 20 hours per week at St. Luke's.
  • The applicant must be graduating high school in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must have plans to pursue additional education at a college, university or accredited technical business trade school. The applicant does not need to be pursuing a degree in a healthcare related field.