JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2023-24 Nursing Education Scholarship Program Applications Due April 30


The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce availability of the 2023-24 Nursing Education Scholarship Program (NESP) application. Links included in this message provide access to program information and the online application.

Program Highlights

  • This program was designed to assist individuals who are pursuing a certificate in practical nursing, an associates degree in nursing, a hospital-based diploma in nursing or a bachelor’s or graduate degree in nursing and who demonstrate the greatest financial need among qualified students.
  • The scholarship pays for coursework within the nursing curriculum, but does not pay for pre-requisite coursework.
  • The number of years for which NESP funding may be received is based on the certificate, diploma, or degree being pursued.
  • Scholarship recipients must begin full- or part-time employment as a licensed practical or registered nurse in Illinois within six months of graduating, and remain employed for a period equivalent to the educational time supported by the scholarship.
    • If this commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan, which must be repaid with interest.
  • To be considered for funds during the 2023-24 academic year, the NESP Application/Promissory Note/Grant Agreement must be submitted to ISAC on or before Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Learn More

The following NESP resources are available at the ISAC website (isac.org).


If you have question regarding the NESP application process, contact the ISAC Call Center.

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