Scholarships

One of the primary functions of the Illinois Nurses Foundation is to provide scholarships to students that have decided to major in nursing or to nurses who are looking to continue their education.

Available Scholarships

The Sonne Scholarship Program was created through a generous bequest from the estate of Maybelle Sonne, a retired nurse, who directed that the funds be used to aid those entering a career in nursing.

Members in good standing of the Student Nurse Association of Illinois (SNAI) are eligible for the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s Sonne Scholarship. These funds may be used to cover tuition, fees, or other costs encountered by a student enrolled in a state-approved nursing program which leads to eligibility to sit for licensure examination as a registered professional nurse.

The Arthur L. Davis Scholarship is provided to a nurse who intends to serve as faculty in Illinois.

Funding from the grant is received from Arthur L Davis Publishing in honor of Arthur L. Davis (known as Art to his friends and family) who founded the publishing agency in 1983.

ALD publishes the Nursing Voice as well as 38 other publications, reaching a combined circulation of over 2.7 million nurses and pharmacists every quarter.

The Centennial Scholarship is dedicated to qualified students majoring in Nursing who are considered underrepresented according to the Sullivan Commission data.

The District 2 Scholarship is dedicated to nursing students enrolled at one of the followings programs of nursing University of St Francis, Joliet Junior College, College of DuPage, or Elgin Community College.

The District 21 Scholarship is dedicated to US veteran nursing students with military service within the past 10 years and/or nursing students employed at the University of Illinois, University of Chicago, City of Chicago or Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

In honor of the historical District 18, this scholarship was developed to assist undergraduate and graduate student schools of nursing located in north suburban Chicagoland schools of nursing. The scholarship is dedicated to qualified students majoring in nursing who are currently enrolled and attending one of the accredited schools of nursing within Northern Cook and Lake County.

In honor of the historical District 20 of the IL Nurses Association, this scholarship was developed to assist students attending nursing schools located in the South Suburban Chicagoland Schools of Nursing. This scholarship is dedicated to qualified students majoring in nursing who are currently enrolled and attending South Suburban Community College, Moraine Valley Community College, Prairie State Community College, St. Xavier University, Trinity Christian College, Governor’s State University, or Chamberlain School of Nursing – Tinley Park Campus (only).

This scholarship is dedicated to qualified students majoring in Nursing who reside in or attend nursing schools within the historic boundaries of INA District 19 (West Cook and DuPage Counties).

Nursing schools within the historic boundaries of INA District 19 include: Loyola University, Triton College, College of DuPage, Elmhurst College, West Suburban College of Nursing, Benedictine University, and Lewis University.

Scholarship Applications

Our application process is completed online. All applications and supporting material must be submitted online to be considered for a scholarship award.

To save you time, please review the Application Packet before submission to determine, if you qualify for consideration. This will give you a better understanding of the documents required for each scholarship.

Applications are accepted from January to March 15th each year. Awards are announced on the website in June of each year.

For questions concerning the INF scholarship process, please contact us.

Previous Scholarship Winners

 

Scholarship Name Last School/College
Dr. Wendy Burgess Scholarship Audrey Paitz Loyola University Chicago
South Suburban Nursing Sara Ismail Saint Xavier University
Sonne  Shea Demonteverde Aurora University
North Suburban Nursing Jackie Falotico Northern Illinois University
D21 Janeshia Robinson Bradley University
D2 Justin Jasper University of St Francis
Arthur L. Davis Yougkwan Song University of Illinois at Chicago
Centennial Jayro Cortez Millikin University
Anna Gallagher/American Nurses Foundation  Lanette Stuckey Capella University
Fresenius Kabi/American Nurses Foundation Charitee Rummage University of Illinois of Chicago
Scholarship Name Last School/College
Arthur L. Davis Mary Hannan University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Julia Darley Lewis University
Centennial Rocio Palacios University of Illinois at Chicago
District 2 Melissa Hunt University of Saint Francis
District 2 Alexus Dorado Joliet Junior College
District 21 Patrick O’Carroll University of Illinois at Chicago
North Suburban Nursing Odalys Ortiz Northern Illinois University
Sonne Phoebe Vuong Rush University
Scholarship Name Last School/College
Arthur L. Davis Mary Bowman DePaul University
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman Lewis University
Centennial Chanale Jackson Saint Xavier University
Centennial Kathleen Fabular Saint Xavier University
District 2 Raquel Harris University of Saint Francis
District 2 Grace Estrada Joliet Junior College
District 21 Timothy Hartmann Chamberlain College of Nursing
North Suburban Nursing Libby Ross Northern Illinois University
South Suburban Nursing Chanel Smith Prairie State College
Sonne Angelica Michalak Dominican University
Scholarship Name Last School/College
Arthur L. Davis Kate Karabinos Rush University, College of Nursing
Future Leader, ANF Amy Wiley University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Nanci Reiland Lewis University
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Katie Vogler Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Centennial Alec Gee Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
District 2 Katie Young Joliet Junior College
District 2 Ryan Stuckey Joliet Junior College
North Suburban Nursing Rachel Shapland Northern Illinois University
North Suburban Nursing Justen Jones Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
South Suburban Nursing Kahkashan Khan Chamberlain College of Nursing
Sonne Sarah Cordell Bradley University
Scholarship Name Last School/College
Arthur L. Davis Angela J Caldieraro-Bentley Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Sue Durkin Lewis University
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Jennifer Krock Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Amy Schuh Lewis University
Centennial Constance Ger University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Nursing
District 2 Sara Cassady University of St. Francis – Leach College of Nursing
District 21 Rahul Sinha Millikin University – College of Nursing
North Suburban Nursing Michelle Jordan Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Sonne Kathleen Dowling-Barbiyeru Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Scholarship Name Last School/College
Arthur L. Davis Caryn Konopinski Olivet Nazarene University
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Emily Matthews Resurrection University
Dr. Wendy Burgess Memorial Jessica Bay Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Centennial Brennett Williams Chicago State University
District 2 Michelle Siears University of St. Francis
North Suburban Nursing Jacqueline Garreau Loyola University, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Sonne Amy Bachman Resurrection University
Sonne Hannah Loek Rush University
Sonne Sikirat Ajoke Yusuf Resurrection University

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