Scholarships & Funding Opportunities
Apart from students loans and grants, there are a number of scholarships and funding opportunities available for nurses to help support their career goals.  Below is a compiled list of scholarships ranging from $500-$2500.

ATS Career Advancement Scholarship
ATS will match your Employer Tuition Reimbursement program up to $2,000. This scholarship is limited to STNA’s/CNA’s who want to continue their education and become an LPN nurse. ATS is offering this scholarship towards educational expenses (i.e. books, uniforms, software) for new students who have completed a state-approved nurse aid training program and are currently working at a healthcare facility.
For requirements and deadlines see the Student Handbook
ATS Presidential Scholarship
ATS Presidential Scholarship is a merit-based award that pays $2100 tuition ($700 per nursing semester) for those prospective students who enter ATS as a full-time 1st semester nursing student (semester without developmental classes). This scholarship does not need to be repaid and is renewable each semester.
For requirements and deadlines see the Student Handbook

The Family
Legacy Foundation

The Foundation offers up to $2000 in scholarships towards your school balance for those that quality.

  • Students who receive TANF/SNAP benefits
  • $1000 per semester, for a maximum of $2000
  • You must reside in the State of Illinois.

To get started and speak with an adviser, please follow this link and click on
“START NOW” to begin the process.
Mortgage Rates Today Scholarship 2023
Our academic scholarship is a one-time only grant of $750 put towards a student’s academic costs. All scholarships will be disbursed directly to the student’s college/university.
Applicants must: 

  • Be in good academic standing with a “C” average or higher
  • Be accepted to an accredited US college or university.
  • Submit a 500 word Essay stating “How Can We Help Less Fortunate in Our Communities”
  • Previous scholarship applicants or winners are eligible to re-apply for the current year.

Appliaction and Requirements can be found here
Nursing Scholarships
This site allows you to search for any available scholarships.
F. A. Davis Scholarship
These scholarships reflect our continual commitment to the education of nurses and health care professionals and their commitment to quality health care for all of us. They recognize the very special nature of those who have chosen to embark on these challenging yet rewarding career paths.

  • Award Amount: 3 awards of $1,000

To learn more click HERE

National Black Nurses Association Scholarships
African American nursing students who are current members of the NBNA, currently enrolled in a nursing program, and have at least one year of school remaining in their BSN, ADN, diploma or LPN/LVN nursing programs qualify for this scholarship.  Applicants will need to complete an essay, provide transcripts and get letters of recommendation to apply for the award.

Chicago Chapter of Black Nurses, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 4612 Chicago, IL 60680
Telephone: 773.792.7222
Website:   Home Page
Website:  AF Member Committee


Exceptional Nurse
This is for nursing students with a disability, this scholarship will provide a $250-500 award.  Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply and must have demonstrated a desire to work with others who have disabilities.
Bureau of Health Professions Nursing Scholarship
Health Resources and Services Administration is offering full or part-time nursing students who are currently enrolled or accepted into any level of nursing program scholarships.  Students must U.S. citizens or nationals and be willing to commit to at least two years of service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. The award will cover the costs of tuition, fees, books and give students an additional monthly stipend.

TYLENOL® Health Professionals Scholarship
Applicants to this scholarship program must be pursuing an undergraduate course of study.  wards are given out in the amounts of $10,000 and $1,000.

ATS Nursing Scholarship

ATS will match your Employer Tuition Reimbursement program up to $1,000. We are offering this scholarship towards educational expenses (i.e. books, uniforms, software).
For requirements and deadlines see the Student Handbook.
John W. Maitland, Jr. – Joseph F. Warner Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship
The Fund awards scholarships to individuals seeking to pursue nursing degrees and employment in long term care in Illinois.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Caldwell at or 800.252.8988

To be eligible for the Maitland Warner Scholarship, an applicant:
Must be accepted into a nursing program on a full-time basis.
Must be working in an assisted living or long term care center (either full-time or part-time).
Must be willing to work as an LPN, RN or APN in a long term care center or program.
In order to be considered, an applicant must submit ALL of the following:

  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the nursing program.
  • Proof of completion of prerequisites for the LPN, RN or APN program (as applicable).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one by your Administrator and one by your Director of Nursing.
  • Completion of RN and LPN Scholarship Evaluation Form completed by the Director of Nursing or Administrator.

For full access to the application and stipulations please enter this link into your browser:
The Website

Superpower Scholarship

It’s a simple essay contest where individuals must simply answer in 250 words:
“Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?”
For more information go here

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited school of nursing.  All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter (See Librarian).  However, no affiliation with DAR is necessary.  The award amounts is $1,000. Applications are available by written request and must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Committee Services Office
Attn.: Scholarships
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303


Max Gorin Scholarship We are a new academic scholarship looking to award $1,000 to a lucky student. As an immigrant from Ukraine, scholarship founder Maxim Gorin grew up understanding the importance of serving his community, and for it to thrive, access to education is vital. Details and the application are available on our website

Greta James Nursing Scholarship
AIn remembrance of Greta James, ScrubShopper will award two $2,500 scholarships to nursing students.  Candidates for these scholarships will be currently attending or enrolled to attend a nursing school.

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
This scholarship has been established in memory of Stephanie Carroll, long-time valued NADONA employee.  It is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in an accredited nursing program who has chosen Long Term Care or Geriatrics as their practice area after graduation.   Nursing students in an undergraduate or graduate program are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.


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