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Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements

Students applying for the scholarship must have the following credentials:

  1. Illinois resident
  2. Registered nurse
  3. University Nurse Practitioner
    Program acceptance

Applicants must submit a transcript of prior academic work and three letters of reference, one of which shall be from a registered nurse.  Recipients must agree to practice as a nurse practitioner in an approved rural community in Illinois for two years. For the purpose of this program, a rural community is identified by its population and rural character.  Recipients are eligible to receive more than one year of funding by reapplying. If selected to receive an additional year of funding the recipient must practice in a rural area two years for each year of funding received.

Time Table

May 1 Applications due

June Scholarship Committee Recommends recipients to grant providers

July Recipients Notified

September First installment paid to university.

January Recipient submits a one-page progress report

January Second installment paid to university.

May Second progress report is submitted

Upon graduation Recipient submits verification letter to scholarship committee

2 Years of service verify he/she has been employed in a rural area.