JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Nursing Education Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the Nursing Education Scholarship Program, an applicant must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (FSA Handbook Volume 1, Chapter 2) or meet the "undocumented student" criteria of the RISE Act
  • be an Illinois resident for at least one year prior to the date of application/li>
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or the Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • demonstrate financial need
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the college
  • establish satisfactory repayment arrangements if they are in default on any federal student loan
  • sign an Application/Promissory Note/Grant Agreement promising to fulfill the employment commitment or repay funds received, plus interest