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Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Illinois Center for Rural Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Apr 30, 2024

The Nursing Education Scholarship Program aims to increase the supply of nurses in Illinois. Scholarships are offered to Illinois residents pursuing nursing education who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

The program is open to qualified individuals pursuing an associate's degree in nursing, a hospital-based diploma in nursing, a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a graduate degree in nursing, or a certificate in practical nursing.

Participants must agree to work in Illinois upon graduation for a period equivalent to the educational time supported by the scholarship.


Applicants must be:

  • A resident of Illinois for at least 1 year prior to application
  • A U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE Act
  • Enrolled in or accepted for admission to an approved nursing program in Illinois
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts vary based on the type of education pursued. The scholarship pays for coursework within the nursing curriculum, but does not pay for pre-requisite coursework.

Some full-time students may be eligible to receive stipends.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Scholarships for health careers · Illinois

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