TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS TO DENTAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
PART 597 NURSING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
SECTION 597.200 SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION


 

Section 597.200  Scholarship Description

 

a)         Scholarships shall be awarded to recipients at approved institutions for the following time frames:

 

1)         A student in good standing pursuing an associate degree in nursing may receive a scholarship for up to 2 academic years.  (Section 5 of the Law)

 

2)         A student in good standing pursuing a hospital-based diploma in nursing may receive a scholarship for up to 3 academic years.  (Section 5 of the Law)

 

3)         A student in good standing pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing may receive a scholarship for up to 4 academic years.  (Section 5 of the Law)

 

4)         A student in good standing pursuing a graduate degree in nursing to become an advanced practice nurse may receive a scholarship for up to 5 academic years.  (Section 5 of the Law)

 

5)         A student in good standing pursuing a certificate in practical nursing may receive a scholarship for up to one academic year.  (Section 5 of the Law)

 

6)         A student in good standing pursuing a graduate degree in nursing for the purpose of becoming a nurse educator may receive a scholarship for up to 3 years.  (Section 6.5(c) of the Law)

 

b)         Awards for students at approved private institutions shall not exceed the tuition and fee charges at community colleges and universities statewide and the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget for the academic year in which the scholarship is made.  (Section 7 of the Law)

 

c)         Part-time awards shall be determined by applying the proportion represented by the part-time enrollment to full-time enrollment ratio to the average per term scholarship amount for a student in the same nursing degree category.  (Section 7 of the Law)

 

d)         Using information provided annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 75% of the weighted tuition and fees charged by community colleges in Illinois shall be added to the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget to determine the full-time scholarship amount for students pursuing an associate degree in nursing or a hospital-based diploma in nursing at an Illinois community college.  (Section 7 of the Law)

 

e)         Scholarship amounts for students pursuing associate, baccalaureate  or graduate degrees in nursing at a college or university shall include 75% of the weighted tuition and fees charged by public universities in Illinois plus the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget.  (Section 7 of the Law)

 

f)         Scholarship amounts for students in practical nursing programs shall include 75% of the average tuition and fees charges at all practical nursing programs plus the uniform living allowance reported in the weighted MAP budget. (Section 7 of the Law)

 

g)         Scholarship funds shall not be used for expenses incurred when the recipient must complete a prerequisite course or courses (as determined by the approved institution).

 

h)         Scholarship funds shall not be used for expenses incurred when the recipient must repeat an academic course or courses, if the repetition is necessary because the recipient has an academic performance below an acceptable level (as determined by the approved institution).

 

i)          Under the provisions of the State Comptroller Act, recipients may have their scholarship funds offset to fulfill a delinquent State debt.  The offset of funds shall not reduce, waive, defer or suspend a recipient's continuous attendance requirement or service obligation under this Part.

 

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