ANA-Illinois commits to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by ensuring all programs, policies, and procedures are made with a lens to advance those values within the association and there is diverse representation across the association. 

With this commitment in mind, the ANA-Illinois Board of Directors in collaboration with the Expert Panel on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion are proud to announce the new ANA-Illinois Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award.

Scholarship Award Amount: $2500

The ANA-Illinois Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award was created to intentionally invest in the professional development of nurse leaders that have been historically and systematically marginalized in nursing.

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be a member of ANA-Illinois from a historically and systematically marginalized community as defined by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Expert Panel’s mission statement.
  2. Employed in nursing a minimum of Two (2) years as a licensed nurse (APRN, RN, LPN).
  3. Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)
  4. Personal Statement that includes the following information:
    1. How the selected program will support the applicant to advance the mission of ANA-Illinois’ DEI Expert Panel (500 words maximum)
    2. Identification and description of desired leadership/development program planned to attend.
    3. Cost of program
    4. Program start date and tentative date of completion
  5. If selected, the recipient must commit to an oral or written presentation of the leadership program overview within 6 months of completion.  The selected presentation should be submitted for approval by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert Panel.

To apply please visit