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Scholarship Application for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training

Scholarships for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training are awarded every year to those who seek training and require financial assistance. Applicants must pass a background check to be considered for a SANE training scholarship. 

Please only fill out one application per 12-month period. If you are not awarded a scholarship for your first choice of training location and date, you may be eligible for a scholarship at a future date and location.

Nurses from rural Iowa, nurses of color, and nurses whose first language is not English are highly encouraged to apply. 

Before filling out your application, you will need to have the following documentation ready.

The following documentation for your SANE training scholarship application can be submitted as an attachment to the form below:

  1. Your resume, which includes your educational background, employment history, awards, and volunteer experience.

  2. A letter from your employer supporting your attendance of a SANE training and guaranteeing you will be given the time off to attend the training.

  3. A letter of support from your local victim service provider. For list of victim service programs in Iowa, click here.

  4. A letter of support from your local Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) or emergency department. This letter will need to include that you will be given privileges at the hospital to perform Sexual Assault Exams and that you will be utilized as a trained SANE.

For questions about the scholarship program or the application, please call (515) 244-7424. 

More resources and information:

University of Iowa Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program: 

(319) 335-7075 or email molly-james@uiowa.edu

5.1.5 Forensics: offers training for professionals who comes into contact with those impacted by sexual assault. Offers initial Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) course and also a refresher course for those who have already attended the initial training. Find out more.