JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Who Should Apply

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) administers the Post-Master of Social Work School Social Work Professional Educator License Scholarship Program to provide scholarship assistance to licensed social workers with master's degrees in social work who wish to obtain an Illinois Professional Educator License with an Endorsement in School Social Work. The program was designed to encourage students to work as social workers in Illinois schools and to provide minority children with access to a greater number of positive minority role models, more reflective of the diversity of Illinois students. Each scholarship pays tuition and mandatory fee costs for an academic year (including summer) at participating Illinois public universities, with priority given to minority applicants. A total of up to 250 scholarships may be awarded each year.

To receive this scholarship, you must agree to work as a social worker in an Illinois school. If this commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan, and you must repay the entire amount, plus interest.

Read all the information provided with the online application to learn about this program's application process, including the priority consideration date and eligibility requirements.