Nursing Education Scholarship Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to increase the number of nurses available for employment in Illinois by offering financial aid to overcome barriers to education. 

The program provides financial assistance to qualified individuals pursuing an ADN, an associate degree in applied sciences in nursing, a hospital based diploma in nursing, BSN, a graduate degree in nursing or a certificate in practical nursing.

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Deadlines & Renewal

Application Deadlines May 31
Winners Announcement Dates No Detail Available
Award Cycle Annually
Is the scholarship auto renew every cycle No Detail Available

Eligibility Requirements

Gender No Requirement
Program Accreditation Required
Veterans and their families only No
State of Residence Illinois
Minimum GPA No Requirement
Essay No Requirement
Eligible minority groups No Requirement
Eligible nursing programs
  • LPN
  • Diploma
  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
  • RN to BSN

Sponsoring Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761

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