SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The Center for Rural Health administers a number of scholarship programs for students in the health professions. All programs require scholarship recipients to practice in an underserved area upon completion of their training.


Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program
This scholarship program was created 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.

This scholarship is not available at this time.

More Details FAQs Rules 2010 AH Application (PDF file)


Medical Student Scholarship Program
This program awards scholarships to Illinois residents attending medical schools in the state. Illinois physician shortage areas have gained several hundred physicians through this program.

This scholarship is not available at this time.

More Details FAQs Rules 2010 MSSP Application (PDF file)


Nursing Education Scholarship Program
This program provides assistance to individuals pursuing a certificate in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, a hospital-based nursing diploma, a baccalaureate degree in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing. Recipients pursuing a graduate degree are required to teach nursing in Illinois.

Applications accepted March 1 through May 31

More Details FAQs Rules NESP Application (PDF file)
(download this file to submit a paper application by U.S. mail)
Apply Online


Podiatric Medicine Scholarship Program
This program awards scholarships to Illinois residents attending medical schools in the state accredited in podiatry.

Applications accepted March 1 through June 30

More Details FAQs Rules 2010 Pod. Application (PDF file)



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