Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship

Illinois Department of Public Health
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $7,500
Duration 1 YearApplications accepted March 1st through June 30th.



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.


To be eligible for a scholarship, a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife student must be accepted or enrolled in a school located in Illinois and accredited in its field. A student may be full-time or part-time, although part-time students must be enrolled for at least one-third of the number of hours required per term by the school for its full-time students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must apply to their school's financial aid department on or before the school's designated application deadline date. The school will be asked to attest to the applicant's good academic standing and financial need.

In selecting award recipients, preference will be shown to applicants meeting the above criteria and demonstrating 1) previous experience with medically underserved populations, 2) greatest financial need, and 3) academic capabilities.



    This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

    More Information

    Illinois Department of Public Health
    Center for Rural Health, Allied Healthcare Professional Scholarship Program
    535 W. Jefferson St.
    Springfield, IL 62761
    Phone: 217-782-1624