Scholarships

Free Money is a Fine Thing!

In addition to Federal and State Financial Aid, students are encouraged to explore all avenues of scholarships and educational assistance that does not need to be repaid. Free money is a fine thing! Apply, apply, apply! The more “free money” you get, the less debt (i.e. student loans) you have!

Explore all options EARLY! Most scholarship deadlines are between January and April and awards are made for the following academic year. Some scholarships require that you file for Federal and State aid as well, so you are strongly encouraged to file www.FAFSA.ed.gov by mid-November every year for best results!

  • Scholarship Resources

  • Private Scholarships (Undergraduate)

    • ALHF Healthcare Careers Scholarship
      Logan or East Mason County resident., commitment with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 2.5 GPA.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Applications available at http://www.almh.org/foundation/healthcare-Career-Scholarships.
    • Career Link/United Workforce Development Board
      Must show significant financial need.
      May pay education expenses, uniforms, childcare, and transportation.
      Residents of Mclean Cty call (309) 268-8794.
      Residents of Tazwell Cty call (309) 347-8492 x305.
      Residents of Fulton Cty call (309) 647-2946.
      Residents of Mason Cty call (309) 543-1035.
      Residents of Peoria or Woodford counties call (309) 999-4586.
      Residents of Marshal Cty call (309) 364-4120.
      Residents of Stark Cty call (309) 301-4043.
      Residents of Sangamon, Logan, and Macon counties call (217) 735-5441.
    • Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Acceptance in a Nursing Program, resident of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam County.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • CSBG Scholarship
      Enrolled at an accredited Illinois institution or vocational training school, registered for a least six credit hours, resident of Tazewell or Woodford Counties, income eligible and provide proof of income for 3 months, maintain a 2.5 GPA.
      Amount: $375- $1000.
      Deadline: May 12.
      Applications available in the Student Finance Office.
    • Dolores "Dee" Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      First year of nursing program completed, resident of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam or Marshall county.
      Amount: $3000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact IVCH: Foundation, 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-223-3300.
    • Foster Care to Success Scholarship
      Under age of 25 on 3/31, been in foster care or orphaned while living in the US.
      Deadline: March 31.
      For applications visit http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30.
    • Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
      3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen, be Hispanic/Latino, demonstrate financial need, and be a legal permanent resident.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Application available at https://hsf.net/
    • HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
      In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA.
      US citizen, legal permanent resident.
      Awards tuition, fees, books, monthly living stipend.
      Deadline: May 8.
      More information at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship.
    • IL Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship
      Early FAFSA date needed. EFC <1000.
      Amount: tuition/living stipend.
      Deadline: May 31.
      Application available at https://idph.illinois.gov/nespmis/ or call 1- 217-782-1624.
    • IL Masonic Healthcare Scholarship Fund
      GPA 3.0, IL residence, full time student.
      Pays: tuition, fees, books & supplies.
      Amount: varies.
      Deadline: April 1.
      Contact Eric Johnson, Scottish Rite Peoria, (309) 676-4472.
      More information at  http://www.valleyofbloomington.org/WP/scholarships-given/ .
    • IL Nurse Association Sonne Scholarship
      IL Student Nurse Association member and min. 2.5 GPA.
      Amount: educational expenses
      Amount: varies $500 -$1500.
      Deadline: March 15.
      Visit http://www.illinoisnurses.foundation/programs/scholarships/.
    • IL Sheriff's Association
      IL resident and full-time student.
      Amount: tuition, books and fees.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: March.
      Applications at http://www.ilsheriff.org/.
    • IVCH Auxiliary Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a medical related field at any college.
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Jean Brown Nursing Scholarship
      Resident within 50 miles of Peoria, full-time or part-time, 3.0 GPA and have financial need.
      Pays: charges on college account.
      Amount: $2,500.
      Deadline: 1st Wednesday in March
      Applications available at https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/.
    • Joyce & Thomas H. Stanisic Memorial Scholarship
      Awarded every 2 years. Recipients awarded for up to 4 years, based on financial need. 
      Deadline: June 1. 
      For applications visit https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/.
    • Loraine Lambert Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Full-time enrollment, financial need, graduate of Kewanee High School, resident of Kewanee or Henry Counties. 
      Award: $1500. 
      Deadline: April. 
      For applications contact Kewanee High School Foundation Office at (309) 856-8702, 1211 E. Third St. Kewanee, IL 61443.
    • McFarland Charitable Foundation Scholarship
      Contract to work in Havana, IL area. 
      Amount: education/living expense, $1,000-7,000. 
      Deadline: May 15.
      Contact: Havana National Bank Trustee, (309) 543-3361.
    • Minority Nurse Scholarship Program
      Minority, 3.0 GPA, Junior or Senior in BSN program, US citizen, permanent resident.
      Award: $1000-$3000.
      Deadline: February 1.
      http://www.minoritynurse.com/scholarship/minority-nurse-magazine-scholarship-program#sthash.zfYizw8b.dpuf.
    • Nurse Corps – Navy, AirForce or Army
      Up to $34,000.
      http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/nurse.html or www.airforce.comor www.goarmy.com.
    • National Image Latino Scholarship
      Latino background, IL Resident, 2.5 GPA. 
      Pays: educational expenses. 
      Amount: $1000. 
      Deadline: June. Postmarked by June 25. 
      Contact National Image Latino Scholarship Fund, 6101 Willow Springs Rd., Springfield, IL 62712.
    • National Student Nurses Association Inc.
      Academic achievement, financial need, nursing student organizations & community activities. 
      Amount: $1000-$5000. 
      Deadline: January 11. 
      Applications available at http://www.nsna.org/
    • Purdue Global
      "13 Minority Nursing Scholarships" published by Purdue Global. This guide shares 13 scholarship opportunities for prospective and current nursing students to relieve the cost of their education. The resource details industry scholarships for students studying nursing highlighting grants for those with a culturally diverse background. It also lists minority nursing associations and tips for applying to scholarships.
      Amount: $1000-$7000. 
      Applications available at  https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/nursing/minority-nursing-scholarships/
    • Ruth Daniels Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a nursing program at any college, Completion of the 2nd year of a nursing program or college
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Sallie Mae Fund
      Financial need and full-time student. 
      Pays: educational expenses. 
      Visit https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarship-search/
    • United States Public Health Service

      The U.S. Public Health is recruiting nursing students to participate in a paid externship, the U.S. Public Health Service Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training & Extern Program (SRCOSTEP).

      Paid Externship

      Deadline August 3, 2019. Applications open period June 3 to July 3 2019.

      Find more information at:

      https://usphs.gov/

      https://usphs.gov/student/srcostep.aspx

      https://usphs.gov/apply/srocstep.aspx

      https://usphs.gov/profession/      

    • U.S. Bank Scholarship Program 
      40 $1000 scholarships awarded in random drawing.
      Deadline: March 30.
      Applications online at http://www.usbank.com/scholarship
  • Private Scholarships (Graduate)

    • Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship
      Acceptance in a Nursing Program, resident of LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam County.
      Amount: $500.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Casey Family Graduate Scholarship
      Under age of 25 by March  31.
      Deadline: March 31.
      For more information visit: http://orphan.org/index.php?id=30.
    • A Colville Wilson Scholarship
      Graduate Degree in Nursing, related to children, IL Resident, preference to full-time and 3.0 GPA.
      Amount: $200-$7500.
      Deadline: April 1.
      For applications, call the Scottish Rite Office (309) 676-4472 or visit http://www.valleyofbloomington.org/WP/scholarships-given/.
    • Davis Scholarship for Future Nurse Educators
      Must agree to become a nursing faculty in the state of Illinois for a minimum of one year after graduation.
      Deadline: March.
      Amount: $1,000.
      Visit http://www.illinoisnurses.foundation/programs/scholarships/
    • IL Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship
      Early FAFSA date needed. EFC<1000.
      Pays: tuition/living stipend.
      Deadline: May.
      Application available at https://idph.illinois.gov/nespmis/.
    • Illinois Nurse Educator Loan Forgiveness Program
      Must be IL resident, taught as a nursing faculty for 12 consecutive months before applying.
      http://www.isac.org/students/after-college/forgiveness-programs/nurse-educator-loan-repayment-program.html.
    • IVCH Auxiliary Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a medical related field at any college.
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org.
    • Jean Brown Nursing Scholarship
      Resident within 50 miles of Peoria, full-time or part-time and have financial need. Preference to student pursuing Occupational Nursing.
      Pays: charges on college account.
      Amount: $2,500.
      Deadline: June.
      For applications visit http://www.communityfoundationci.org/.
    • March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship
      Registered nurse currently enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing. Have at least one academic term to complete after August of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
      Pays: $5,000.
      Deadline: March 31.
      Applications available at http://www.marchofdimes.com/scholarship.
    • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
      Woman over age 25 from a developing country who plans to return to her home country within two years.
      Pays: $11,000.
      Deadline: February 28.
      1818 H Street, NW, Room H2-200, Washington, DC 20433.
    • Nurse Corps – Navy, AirForce or Army
      Sign on bonuses, loan repayment.
      http://www.navy.com/careers/healthcare/nurse.html or www.airforce.comor www.goarmy.com.
    • National Student Nurses Association Inc.
      Academic achievement, financial need, nursing student organizations & community activities.
      Amount: $1000-$2500.
      Deadline: January.
      Applications available at http://www.nsna.org/.
    •  Purdue Global
      "13 Minority Nursing Scholarships" published by Purdue Global. This guide shares 13 scholarship opportunities for prospective and current nursing students to relieve the cost of their education. The resource details industry scholarships for students studying nursing highlighting grants for those with a culturally diverse background. It also lists minority nursing associations and tips for applying to scholarships.
      Amount: $1000-$7000. 
      Applications available at  https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/nursing/minority-nursing-scholarships/

    • Ruth Daniels Scholarship
      Must be an employee or son or daughter of an employee enrolled in a nursing program at any college, Completion of the 2nd year of a nursing program or college
      Amount: $1000.
      Deadline: May 1.
      For applications contact Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation: 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-780-4642, or email jheri.emerling@ivch.org 
  • College of Nursing Scholarships for New Students

    • AwardSpring Online Scholarship Program
      Visit https://sfmccon.awardspring.com/  for more information.
    • The President's Scholarship
      This Scholarship is awarded to new students who maintain a high honors level pre-nursing GPA (minimum 3.55). A FAFSA must be filed.
    • College of Nursing (CON) Scholarship
      This Scholarship is based on Socio-economic factors. Students with financial need are encouraged to apply. A FAFSA must be filed.
  • College of Nursing Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

  • Due to the generosity of individuals and businesses, Institutional and Private College of Nursing Scholarships/Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. Many are listed below. Additional Scholarship/Loan Funds may also be considered. These Scholarships are available only to students currently enrolled at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. Current students will be notified when applications are available online. Current Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Students only need to complete one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships. Deadline is April each year.

    Endowed Scholarships

    • Ada Oetgen Memorial Scholarship
      Established to honor Ada Oetgen, a 1945 graduate, a valued faculty member who played an integral part in Saint Francis diploma program transition to a bachelor's degree program in the 1980's, and a strong student advocate until her retirement in 1994.
      Criteria: Enrolled full time, good academic standing, financial need.
    • Angela E. (Mattingly) Hank Endowed Scholarship
      As a 1944 Cum Laude graduate from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, Angela (Mattingly) Hank worked at St. Francis Hospital, private duty nursing and geriatric nursing until her retirement in 1985. She ministered to her ailing husband until his death in 1997. She continued to volunteer her nursing services in the community until she passed away in 2006. This scholarship was created in loving memory by her eight children. It is intended to help recipients reach their goal of becoming a Registered Nurse, so that they too can have the opportunities of a life long career in nursing and helping others.
      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate BSN program, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, Financial Need (the following criteria will be considered if there are multiple equally qualified applicants - Graduate of Henry Senachwine High School, Resident of Marshall or Putnam county, working single parent).
    • Barbara L. Adams, Barbara G. Tanner-Handley & Robbie L Tanner-Haugens Endowed Scholarship
      The Barbara G. Tanner-Handley (Class of 1940) and Robbie L. Tanner-Haugens (Class of 1944) Endowed Scholarship was started by Barbara Adams, a member of the Class of 1975. This scholarship is in honor of her mother and aunt who were also alumni of the School of Nursing.
      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate BSN program, Preference given to min 2.0 GPA

    • Carolee A. Farris Endowed Scholarship
      Carolee graduated from the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1961. She was so proud of her 23 years of service to the Sisters and the mission of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Her professional career included time as a staff nurse, GI Lab nurse, Patient Relations, Transport, Surgery Hostess, and finally as a private duty nurse with Nurses Caring for People. In 2009, she received the Ruby Cealey Distinguished Alumni Award for demonstrating caring, professionalism, leadership, community service and contributions to the profession. Carolee was so fortunate and proud to receive a $500 scholarship to attend nursing school. We, her family, are also proud to reward a deserving student a scholarship in our Mom’s name.
      Criteria:Enrolled full time in undergraduate BSN program, Preference given to min 2.0 GPA
    • Chuck Tolly Memorial Scholarship
      Established by his family, in loving memory to Chuck. Chuck was hospitalized for four months battling cancer. The majority of that time was spent in critical care units. The family was very grateful for the consistently excellent and compassionate nursing care her received. It truly made a difference to all of us! This scholarship was established to enable nursing students to peruse a critical care nursing career.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN students, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, must be interested in pursuing a career in critical care.
    • Dewitt Community of Caregivers Endowed Scholarship
      Established by Dr. Phillis Dewitt. The Dewitt family cared for over 100 foster children since 1985 and have provided permanent homes for 10. Having lived in foster care, Phillis knows first-hand the obstacles often faced by those who have gone through the foster care system and understands that it takes a community of caregivers to help the vulnerable. Many friends and family members helped ease the challenges of raising a large evolving family. This scholarship is established to help ease the burden and raise awareness of the value of becoming part of a community of caregivers responsible for helping others in times of crises.
      Criteria: Full time BSN student, Financial Need, good academic standing, must show a commitment to being part of a community of caregiver and to help those in need, Priority to student touched in some way by Foster Care.
    • Dr. Patricia Stockert Endowed Scholarship
      The Dr. Patricia Stockert Endowed Scholarship was started by Dr. Stockert upon her retirement, to help students realize their dream of becoming a professional or advanced practice nurse. Dr. Stockert's career in nursing spanned 43 years at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, with 41 of those years at Saint Francis School and College of Nursing. She started at the School as a faculty and served her last 8 years as President of the College. Nursing education is Dr. Stockert's passion.
      Criteria: Enrolled full time in undergraduate or graduate program.
    • Dr. Rita Endowed Scholarship
      Established by Peter Fischbach and family in honor of Dr. Rita Fischbach. Dr. Fischbach served on the College Board from 1995 – 2004. She served as President in her final term. Dr. Fischbach was a long-time faculty and administrator at Illinois Central College. Dr. Fischbach’s daughter, Anne, was a 1992 graduate of the College of Nursing.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN students, Preference given to min 3.0 GPA, must complete pre-nursing courses at ICC.
    • Dr. Roswell G. Daniels Endowed Scholarship
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • Earl and Miriam Swords Endowment
      This endowment was created out of the generosity of Earl and Miriam Swords to financially assist students to meet their goal of becoming a Registered Nurse.
      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, minimum 3.0 GPA, preference may be given to those with financial need.
    • Gail A. Mills Endowed Scholarship
      Gail A. Mills (O'Bryan) graduated from our School of Nursing in 1977.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • Heart of Illinois United Way Power of the Purse Endowed Scholarship
      Established by the Heart of Illinois United Way through their program, Power of the Purse. This scholarship is set up to assist low-income women within the Heart of Illinois United Way region.
      Criteria: Full-time enrollment BSN female student, minimum 3.0 GPA, preference may be given to those with financial need, must reside in one of these counties Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazwell or Woodford.
    • Kaye Kaylor Foss Endowed Scholarship
      The Kaye Kaylor Foss Endowed Scholarship was started by an anonymous donor in memory of Kaye Kaylor, a 1965 graduate of the School of Nursing. Kaye was tragically killed shortly after her graduation and marriage.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • "Living the Dream" Brian Alexander Endowed Scholarship
      As a 1993 graduate of Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Brian Alexander was a critical care nurse in Medical ICU until his tragic death at age 44. He had previously worked in Dietary, Admitting & Bed Control before achieving his goal of graduating from the College of Nursing. When asked how he was doing, his inevitable reply would be "Living the dream!" This scholarship defines the very essence of Brian Alexander and how he would want to assist another potential Registered Nurse to "Live the Dream".
      Criteria: OSF employee, Enrolled minimum of 6 semester hours or more in BSN or RN-BSN program, Min 2.0 GPA, FAFSA Completion Required, priority to those with financial need.

    • Mary Ann C. Knell and Rose M. Crabill Endowed Memorial Scholarship
      Established initially by Mary Ann and Dennis Knell in honor of Rose M. Crabill, Mary Ann’s mother a 1934 graduate of the School of Nursing. Upon Mary Ann’s death, the scholarship was renamed in honor of Mary Ann Knell and Rose Crabill. Mary Ann was a member of the College Board from 2010 – 2014.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student.
    • Paul Estes Endowed Scholarship
      Established by Paul Estes, attorney with Hinshaw and Culbertson in Peoria. Mr. Estes was a member of the College Board from 1998 – 2007, serving as Vice-Chairperson and then Chairperson of the Board in his second and third term.
      Criteria: Enrolled full or part time in undergraduate or graduate program.
    • Philip L. Graves & Carol Kenney Graves Endowed Scholarship
      This endowed scholarship was established to honor wife, Carol Kenney Graves and in recognition of her spirit of giving and compassions particularly for those who experienced the difficult struggle to carry on as a single parent.
      Criteria: Single parent with custody of children, enrolled minimum of 6 semester hours or more, min 2.0 GPA, preference to those with financial need
    • Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of EnsignAnne Fischbach
      Established by Peter and Rita Fischbach to honor their daughter Ensign Anne Fischbach Buttoph. Anne was a 1992 graduate of the College of Nursing. Upon graduation, Anne served as a Navy Nurse for 6 years. She was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While she was at Bethesda, she was a member of the Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit designated to provide care to the President and Vice-President along with their families.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student.
    • Terri O'Hern Render/MaryJane O'Hern Scholarship
      Terri O'Hern Render was an enthusiastic life-long learner who adapted to a variety of roles and challenges. Despite adversity, she brought joy to others with her energy and humor. This scholarship is a tribute to Terri and the time she spent teaching at Saint Francis School of Nursing while her husband served in the Vietnam War as well as to her mother who wanted to help students with this scholarship in Terri's memory.
      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, FAFSA Completion Required.
    • Tony Dewitt "Keep On Dancing" Endowed Scholarship
      Established by Dr. Phillis Dewitt in loving memory of her husband Tony Dewitt. He was a great example of positive living and often repeated the quote “I get up, I walk, I fall down, meanwhile I keep dancing.” He modeled that quote for the entire 12 years he suffered with cancer. He was always positive and encouraging to those around him. He was cared for by many wonderful nurses who shared his humor, listened to his stories and truly made a difference. He encouraged and uplifted his friends, his family, his co-workers and his community.
      Criteria: Fulltime BSN students, Financial Need, Priority to student who has overcome a challenging hardship.

    Other Scholarships

    • Carmella (Knoblauch) Kapraun Scholarship (class of 1947)
      Established by her children, in loving memory and tribute to Carmella’s life of caring and giving to others.
      Criteria: good academic standing, financial need.
    • Christine Karpowicz Scholarship
    • Cooper Family Leadership Scholarship
      This scholarship was established by the Cooper family in honor of faculty member, Paulette Archer's Doctoral accomplishment and in memory of mother, father and sister who have passed away.
      Criteria: Must serve in a leadership role at the College as a Senator, member of the Senate Executive Board, Student Nurses Association, member of the Student Nurses Association Executive Board, Students Offering Support, Residence Assistant or representative of a faculty committee including the Graduate Committee. Must show consistent involvement in the leadership role. Must have at least one semester remaining in the nursing program. Must be registered for the Fall semester.
    • CON Council Designated Scholarship Fund Endowment
    • CON Quasi Endowment Scholarship 
    • Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Cashman Scholarship
    • Dr. Janice Boundy Scholarship
    • Franklin and Jean Smith Scholarship
    • Jamie Hansen Memorial Scholarship
      Mary Ann Perona generously donated funds for an ongoing scholarship in memory of her daughter, Jamie Hansen. Jamie’s aunt, Elizabeth Klieber, was a 1976 graduate of the School of Nursing.
      Criteria: Full-time enrolled BSN student
    • Julie Alms-DuBois Scholarship
    • Loren and Margaret Swanson Scholarship
    • Mary Rose Kelly Scholarship
    • Matthew and Alexandra Shunick Scholarship
    • Mr. and Mrs. William Ganey Scholarship
    • Scott Kuntz Scholarship
      As a 1988 graduate of SFMC-CON Scott Kuntz has established this scholarship to help a BSN student to accomplish their goal of becoming a nurse.
      Criteria: Full time Undergraduate student 
    • SFMC-CON Alumni Scholarship
      This scholarship is provided through donations from Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Alumni Association. It is open to graduate students who are active members of the Alumni association or BSN students with family members who are alumni.
      Criteria: Applicant or their family member must be an alumni of the College of Nursing.
    • SFMC College of Nursing Scholarship Endowment
    • Suzanne M. Swietek Memorial Scholarship
      After graduating from Saint Francis in 1979, Sue Swietek enjoyed a rewarding career on the Surgical Unit, Open-Heart and ICU. Her great sense of humor made her a joy to be around and allowed her to pass on her nursing knowledge to those she mentored.
      Criteria: BSN Student, Full-time, financial need.
    • Tari L. Cruse Nursing Memorial Scholarship
      The Tari L. Cruse Nursing Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Tari Louise Cruse as a tribute to her dedication, hard work and perseverance. She struggled with being a single parent. And she struggled to complete her nursing degree. But she overcame her many struggles and she persevered. She will be remembered as a nurse who made a permanent impact on those for whom she cared. Tari was known by her patients as a devoted, loving caretaker who loved her role as a nurse.
      Criteria: Full-time enrollment, single parent.
    • Tau Omicron Honor Society Scholarship
      This Scholarship was established for members of Tau Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.
      Criteria:Full-time enrollment, must be a member of Tau Omicron, dues must be paid and must be enrolled for the next semester.
    • William D. Martin Memorial Scholarship
      Established by Kimberly Martin Pearson (class of 1984) and family in loving memory of their father and with gratitude for the nurses who make a difference in the lives of the patients and families they touch.
      Criteria: BSN Student, Full-time, good academic standing, financial need.
    • Yvonne Shields Memorial Scholarship 
      Yvonne was a member of the Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing Class 1951.Yvonne spent her 40 years professional nursing career providing care in the Peoria and Illinois Valley areas.
      Criteria: BSN Student, full-time, good academic standing.

    Unrestricted Institutional Scholarships

    • College of Nursing Scholarship Fund
    • Beatrice S. Hight Fund (Scholarship or Loan)/ President's Scholarship Undergraduate
      This prestigious scholarship was developed by the College of Nursing to recognize superior high honors level academic performance.
      Criteria:Minimum 3.55 Pre-Nursing GPA New Incoming J1 and Currently enrolled students 4.0 CON GPA.