TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS TO DENTAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
PART 597 NURSING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
SECTION 597.100 ELIGIBILITY


 

Section 597.100  Eligibility

 

a)         To qualify for consideration, an applicant shall meet the eligibility criteria outlined in Section 5 or 6.5 of the Law showing that the applicant:

 

1)         For Nursing Scholarships

 

A)        Has been a resident of this State for at least one year prior to application, and is a citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (Section 5(1) of the Law); and

 

B)        Is enrolled in or accepted for admission to an Illinois school in an associate degree in nursing program, hospital-based diploma in nursing program, baccalaureate degree in nursing program, graduate degree in nursing program or certificate in practical nursing program at an approved institution (Section 5(2) of the Law); and

 

C)        Agrees to meet the nursing employment obligation (Section 5(3) of the Law);

 

2)         For Nurse Educator Scholarships

 

A)        Has been a resident of this State for at least one year prior to application and is a citizen or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (Section 6.5(a)(1) of the Law); and

 

B)        Is enrolled in or accepted for admission to a graduate degree in nursing program at an approved institution (Section 6.5(a)(2) of the Law); and

 

C)        Agrees to meet the nurse educator employment obligation (Section 6.5(a)(3) of the Law).

 

b)         An individual is ineligible to receive a scholarship if he or she:

 

1)         Cannot meet the eligibility requirements in subsection (a);

 

2)         Pursues nursing education at a school that is not an approved institution in Illinois;

 

3)         Defaulted on an educational loan;

 

4)         Previously received a scholarship under this Part and was granted a waiver of the continuous attendance requirement (see Section 597.240) or a waiver of the nurse employment or nurse educator employment obligation (see Section 597.335); or

 

5)         Receives monies from other scholarship or loan funds requiring service commitments that would prevent the applicant from meeting the nurse employment or nurse educator employment requirements of this Part.

 

(Source:  Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 7113, effective April 21, 2016)