Funding Your Education

Need a scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year?

Don’t miss the opportunity to fund your 2019-2020 BenU education! The application process is now available online. Find information about the scholarships that are available and learn how to apply for them here.

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (630) 829-6100.

Visit the Financial Aid website for information about government grants and student loan programs


The following information is provided for the convenience of our students. All information is being passed on to you as we receive it. Please contact the sites directly for information regarding their scholarships.

  • Benedictine University's Evelyn R. Simmers Nursing Scholarship
    2019-2020 scholarship applications will be available starting the the Fall 2018. The application deadline is 1/31/2019.  This scholarship was established to assist students pursuing either a bachelor's or master's degree in Nursing and who have GPA of 3.2 and 3.5 respectively. All BSN and MSN students who are enrolled in yearlong cohort or online programs are eligible. Only applications with all required documents will be considered for scholarship funding. If you are a current student and have questions regarding scholarship criteria and/or filling out the application, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 630-829-6100 or financialaid@ben.edu
  • Benedictine University's Geri Curley Endowed Scholarship in Nursing 2019-2020 scholarship application deadline is 01/31/2019.  This scholarship was established for students who are of junior or senior status, enrolled full-time, are pursuing a degree in nursing and have demonstrated financial need.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  For further information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 630-829-6100 or email them at financial aid@ben.edu.
  • The National Association of Hispanic Nurses Illinois Chapter This organization promotes academic attainment, mentorship, and professional development for Hispanic nurses.  Scholarship opportunities are available at https://www.nahnillinois.org.

  • APNA Janssen Student Scholarship
    Graduate and undergraduate nursing students across the United States who show an interest in psychiatric mental health nursing are invited to apply for the APNA Janssen Student Scholarship Program.  Click here for details: www.apna.org/StudentScholars

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    Undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors are encourage you to apply to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's nationally acclaimed Summer Congressional Internship Program. For additional information visit:https://www.chci.org/programs/chci-scholar-intern-programs/
  • The Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program
    The Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program provides 140 nursing students with enough money to pay tuition and other expenses in nursing programs across the state. The scholarships are funded through license fees paid to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) by the state's 200,000 licensed nurses and awarded by the Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH. Scholarship criteria, information and online and printable applications can be found at here. The application cycle runs from March 1 through May 31 of each year.
  • CampusRN Scholarship Program
    CampusRN has launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network. CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region. Students can apply directly at: http://www.campusrn.com/register/scholarship.asp. The deadline for applications is April 1st. Search available Nursing jobs on their website.
Department of Nursing and Health
Benedictine University
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Lisle, College of DuPage, Morton College, Triton College, Springfield and Decatur cohorts:

Liliana Ascencio
Admissions Counselor - Adult Programs
E-mail: lascencio@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6328
Fax: (630) 829-4301
Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

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Lisle, IL 60532