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.
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 DEI-Next Generation Scholarship is focused on providing educational funding for qualified students majoring in Nursing who are Black, Indigenous & People of Color.
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.
This scholarship was approved by the 2017-2019 Board of Directors to establish a means to support nurses wishing to pursue an APRN degree and APRNs wishing to pursue additional education. Applicants must be an ISAPN member and reside in Illinois or be attending an Illinois college/school.
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
Illinois State University
|Arthur L. Davis||Tamara||Boll||University of Nevada|
|D2||Bryanna||Gueness||University of St. Francis|
|North Suburban||Alexandria||Epperson||Northern Illinois University|
|South Suburban||Joanna||Sieczka||St Xaviers University|
|Wendy Burgess Memorial||Noell||Carrillo||Elmhurst University|
|Sonne||Erin||Bateman||Malcolm X College|
|Centennial||Choa||Sung||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Arthur L. Davis||Tina||Dorau||Illinois State University|
|D2||Anja||Huettemann||University of St. Francis|
|D21||Sungwon||Park||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|North Suburban||Haileyesus||Adeye||Oakton Community College|
|South Suburban||Gabriel||Holtman||Saint Xavier University|
|Wendy Burgess Memorial||Min Jung||Kim||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Wendy Burgess Memorial||Rebeca||Meyer||Loyola University|
|ISAPN APRN||Stephanie||Nye||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
|Dr. Wendy Burgess Scholarship||Audrey||Paitz||Loyola University Chicago|
|South Suburban Nursing||Sara||Ismail||Saint Xavier University|
|North Suburban Nursing||Jackie||Falotico||Northern Illinois University|
|D2||Justin||Jasper||University of St Francis|
|Arthur L. Davis||Yougkwan||Song||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Anna Gallagher/American Nurses Foundation||Lanette||Stuckey||Capella University|
|Fresenius Kabi/American Nurses Foundation||Charitee||Rummage||University of Illinois of Chicago|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||Sikirat||Ajoke Yusuf||Resurrection University|