Gift of Hope
The Illinois Nurses Foundation’s (INF) Gift of Hope Legacy Program provides beneficial plans that help protect donor’s and/or their family’s resources and personal interests through long-range gift considerations to the Foundation.
Mother Bickerdyke Award
This award honors a nurse(s) who supports the true spirit of Illinois nursing by preserving its’ history, performing exceptional selfless work for Illinois citizens and/or exhibiting unparalleled leadership qualities of compassion and dedication. An honorarium/stipend to help fund a project will be determined by the INF Board pending review of a proposal.
For more information about this program send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By providing scientific and educational opportunities and resources, the Illinois Nurses Foundation achieves its mission to enhance the development of Illinois nurses and further the nursing profession. INF offers scholarships to nursing students.
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.
Arthur L. Davis Scholarship for Future Nurse Educators
The Centennial Scholarship is dedicated to qualified students majoring in Nursing who are considered underrepresented according to the Sullivan Commission data.
D2 Nurses Association Scholarship
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.
D21 Nurses Association Scholarship
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.
North Suburban Nursing Scholarship
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.
South Suburban Nursing Scholarship
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).
Wendy Burgess Memorial Scholarship
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
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