Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program
Frequently Asked Questions
is the application period?
are accepted beginning March 1 and
must be postmarked on or before June 30.
I obtain an application?
Applications can be
downloaded from this site. You may
call to request an application to be mailed or e-mailed.
If applications are not available for the coming year, you may call
us to be placed on the mailing list.
What can I expect after the Center for Rural Health receives my
You will be notified by mail once your
application has arrived and informed if the application is complete or if
additional documents are needed. All applicants will be offered the
opportunity to interview for the scholarship. You will be
notified of an interview time in August.
Who is eligible for the Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship
Illinois residents accepted for or
enrolled in a graduate school in Illinois seeking to become a
nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife.
are the payments disbursed and when can I expect payments if I am
Scholarship funds are sent directly to you
at the beginning of each semester.
I received the scholarship last year, what do I need to do this year to
continue receiving the scholarship?
As long as you are in good academic
standing you are eligible to receive this scholarship for two years.
The renewal contracts will be sent to you in June.
I am a recipient, what is my obligation?
As a recipient of the scholarship, you are
required to work as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified
nurse midwife in an area within
a shortage area designation
for the same number of years you receive the scholarship.
if I complete my education, but do not fulfill my obligation?
If you fail to meet your obligation, you
are required to reimburse the state three times the total amount of the
scholarship grant received for each unfulfilled year of the obligation.
do I need to do when I move, change phone numbers or have a change in my
submit your changes in writing to the Center for Rural Health within seven
days of any change of contact information.
can I expect once I complete my obligation?
Once you have documented that you have fulfilled your obligation, you will
receive a letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health stating your
obligation has been completed.