College of Arts and Sciences

Scholarships for the School of Nursing 

Application Form
Recommendation Form
Applications due by May 1

Please consider donating to one or more of these worthwhile scholarships. To donate please go to the WIU Foundation Office and we thank you for your willingness to support our outstanding students!

Bertha Brieshaber Fink Nursing Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Admitted to the School of Nursing program
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • From a rural area in Illinois, Iowa or Missouri
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to undergraduate students with financial need and desire to work in public health or community health in rural areas of Illinois and to students enrolled in the RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program
  • Graduate students should be admitted to graduate study in public health nursing or community health nursing in either the clinical specialist program or nurse practitioner program at WIU

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be chosen by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Director of Nursing and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

The student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each academic year

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Dr. Budris Andernovics M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Available to undergraduate and graduate students
  • First preference will be given to an incoming freshman or current student pursuing a nursing degree through the School of Nursing and is a resident of the former Industry School District or a resident of the Village of Industry and the surrounding area comprising the Industry School District as it existed at the time of this agreement (April 17, 1990)
  • Second preference shall be given to a student who's birth certificate is signed by Dr. Andernovics
  • Third preference shall be given to a graduate of Macomb Junior/Senior High School or resident of McDonough County and pursuing a degree in nursing
  • Fourth preference shall be given to a high school graduate in counties surrounding McDonough County who are pursuing a degree in nursing
  • Fifth preference will be given to a student of Latvian descent
  • Financial need, academic performance and participation in extracurricular activities may also be considered

Terms:

Up to three awards of $1,000

Additional Comments:

The amount of the scholarship awarded to any student shall be within the discretion of the WIU Foundation, taking into consideration the availability of funds and the total number of deserving and qualified applicants

Selection Process:

Recipient(s) will be chosen by the School of Nursing Scholarship Selection Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

Student must maintain good academic standing at WIU

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CAS School of Nursing Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Nursing major
  • Resident of Illinois, Iowa or Missouri
  • Financial need
  • Desire to work in public health or community health in rural areas of Illinois

Terms:

The award will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment. The award will be applied to the student's university account, half in the Fall semester and half in the Spring semester

Selection Process:

Recipient will be chosen by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

No

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Dorothy R. "Dode" Hanson Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Students must be admitted to the School of Nursing
  • Applicant's legal permanent address for the past year must be in McDonough County, Illinois
  • Preference to a student who demonstrates outstanding service in the field of nursing

Terms:

The award will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment. The minimum annual award should be $2,000 to be applied to the student's university account, half in the Fall semester and half in the Spring semester

Selection Process:

Recipient will be chosen by the Hanson Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

The student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each academic year

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Norman & Carmelita Teeter Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Declared major in the School of Nursing program
  • Must have 60 semester hours by the semester of application
  • Financial need is a consideration

Terms:

Award amount will be determined each academic year by the donors or the Foundation Executive Director

Selection Process:

Recipient will be chosen by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

The student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each academic year

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Ron & Gayle Peterson Nursing Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Junior standing
  • 3.25 or better GPA
  • Accepted into the School of Nursing
  • Demonstrated service to the field of nursing
  • Financial need is not a consideration

Terms:

Award amount will be determined by the annual interest earnings on the endowment

Selection Process:

Recipient will be chosen by the School of Nursing Scholarship Committee

Applications and Inquiries:

Western Illinois University
School of Nursing
1 University Circle
Currens Hall 510
Macomb, IL  61455
309/298-2571

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

The student must reapply and enter the applicant pool each academic year

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Ruth Dexter Scholarship in Nursing

Criteria:

The purpose of this endowment fund is to award scholarships to an employee(s) of McDonough District Hospital who have been approved by the McDonough District Hospital Loan Grant Committee and who have been accepted into the WIU Nursing Program and wish to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. If there are not any employees from MDH eligible, the award will be made available to individuals in McDonough County who have been accepted into the WIU Nursing Program and wish to pursue a BSN degree and have been approved by the McDonough District Hospital Loan Grant Committee.

Terms:

$1,000 to be awarded half in the fall and half in the spring to the student's university account

Selection Process:

Selection will be made by the McDonough District Hospital Loan Grant Committee

Application and Inquiries:

McDonough District Hospital
Human Resources Department
525 E. Grant St.
Macomb, IL  61455
(309)833-4101
www.mdh.org

Deadline for Application:

June 1

Is this Award of Scholarship Renewable?

Yes

What are the Criteria for Renewal?

It is automatic as long as all criteria are met

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