Floyd Valley Foundation – Scholarships

Steven H. Musson Memorial
Emergency Services Scholarship & Endowment Dissolved

(April 2, 2024) The Steven H. Musson Emergency Services Endowment was established in 2003 by the Musson family to recognize and honor Steve for his passion for emergency care.  Floyd Valley Healthcare recognizes and appreciates the 27 years of steadfast duty, organization, and care he gave.  Steve helped start the Le Mars Ambulance service in 1975 and served as co-director until his death in 2002.  He also served on the Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees and was instrumental in the decision to expand the Outpatient and Emergency Departments, a vision that was completed in the fall of 2004.

After Steve passed away in 2002, The Steve H. Musson Memorial Emergency Services Endowment and Scholarship Program was created with the intent to help support and pay costs associated with becoming EMS trained. As time has passed, circumstances have changed with how educational opportunities are funded for responders on a national and state level. 

After 20 plus years as the endowment sponsor of this scholarship program, and awarding many local funds to those wishing to become a first responder, the family of Steve Musson has announced that they will dissolve the Steve Musson Memorial Endowment and scholarship program.   The Musson family has decided to divide the earnings between the six Plymouth County EMS services and the remainder of funds to be donated to Floyd Valley Healthcare departments of their choosing.

“It has been a privilege and honor to offer this scholarship program in Steve’s memory.” states Jan Musson.

“We are grateful for the impact that this program has had on our local emergency services,” states Dustin Wright, CEO. “The Le Mars Ambulance was a second home for Steve Musson and his family for many years and the endowment created by Jan was a moving tribute to honor his passion for emergency services.  We would like to thank Jan and their family for their support over their last 20 years.  Because of generous families like the Mussons, we all have access to great emergent care when we need it.”