Illinois Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program
Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Rural Health
The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives practicing in areas of Illinois that have an insufficient number of primary care providers.
Scholarship recipients repay the awards by practicing as nurse practitioners, physician assistants or certified nurse midwives in areas of the state determined by the Illinois Department of Public Health to be designated shortage areas.
The nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife student must be accepted or enrolled in a graduate school located in Illinois and accredited in its field to be eligible for a scholarship.
A student may be full-time or part-time, although part-time students must be enrolled for at least one-third of the number of hours required per term by the school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must apply to their school's financial aid department on or before the school's designated application deadline date. The school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need.
In selecting award recipients, preference will be shown to applicants meeting the above criteria and demonstrating:
- Previous experience with medically underserved populations
- Greatest financial need
- Academic achievement
Approximately 12 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship awards of $7,500 per student per academic year.
Scholarship applications are available through the financial aid offices of Illinois schools offering credentials for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives and on the Illinois Department of Public Health Web site at: http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/rural_health/rural_scholarship.htm.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.