Funding Your Education

Need a scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year?

Don’t miss the opportunity to fund your 2014-15 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 Steven Herrmann at (630) 829-6099 or smherrmann@ben.edu.

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.

BSN Program Scholarships

  • Benedictine University's Geri Curley Endowed Scholarship in Nursing - Nursing Scholarship is for a full-time student with financial need pursuing a degree in nursing. Scholarship to be used for junior or senior undergraduate years or graduate classes. GPA 3.0/4.0.  A letter of recommendation is no longer needed.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.
  • Benedictine University's Evelyn R. Simmers Nursing Scholarship
    2014-2015 scholarship applications will be available starting the the Fall 2013. 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. Preference will be given to student/s that plan continuation from BSN to MSN at Benedictine University. Only applications with all required documents will be considered for scholarship funding. A letter of recommendation is no longer needed. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.  If you are a current student and have questions regarding scholarship criteria and/or filling out the application, please contact Steven Herrmann at (630) 829-6072 or smherrmann@ben.edu
  • The Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association (IHNA)The organization would like to give every Hispanic student the opportunity to apply and would appreciate a contact person for which we can provide the scholarship information and information about the organization. In addition, I would like to discuss the possibility of IHNA participating in career/health fairs or open houses scheduled in the near future. Should you require additional information, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Isis Reyes RN, BSN, Vice President, Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association, Chapter of National Association of Hispanic Nurses isisreyes2@gmail.com 312-927-1667

  • 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: http://www.chci.org/internships
  • The Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program
    The Illinois Nursing Educatin 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 http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/rural_health/rural_scholarship.htm. The application cycle runs from March 1 through May 31 of each year.
  • HB 382 (Brosnahan / Maloney) - Amends the Nursing Education Scholarship Law and the Nurse Practice Act
    HB 382 requires the Department of Public Health to provide nurse educator scholarships among the scholarships offered for nursing, to be awarded for a period of up to 3 years. [NOTE: The program would be substantively similar to the Nurse Educator Scholarship Program administered by ISAC, but funded by a different source. The ISAC program receives General Revenue Funds, whereas the program under this bill would be funded by professional fees paid by nurses into the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund .] The bill also requires the Department of Public Health to maintain a database of all available nurse educator positions in this State. Finally, it provides that for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 and for each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000 (instead of $1,200,000) of the moneys deposited in the Nursing Dedicated and Professional Fund each year shall be set aside and appropriated for nursing scholarships. The bill's provisions would take effect immediately. Passed House 116-0-0 Passed Senate 58-0-0
  • 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.
  • Health Careers Foundation
    Offers scholarships/loan programs that run January 1 - April 1 of each year. For additional information, see their website at: www.hcfinfo.org/services.html
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary scholarship fund
    This scholarship provides financial awards to qualified students to assist with school expenses. This scholarship award is not based on financial need. Please click here for additional information. To be considered for the scholarship, applications must submit all paperwork no later than July 1st of application year.
  • Benedictine University's Geri Curley Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
    Nursing Scholarship is for a full-time student with financial need pursuing a degree in nursing. Scholarship to be used for junior or senior undergraduate years or graduate classes. GPA 3.0/4.0
  • Benedictine University's Evelyn R. Simmers Nursing Scholarship
    2014-2015 scholarship applications will be available starting the the Fall 2013. 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. Preference will be given to student/s that plan continuation from BSN to MSN at Benedictine University. 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 Steven Herrmann at (630) 829-6072 or smherrmann@ben.edu

MSN Program Scholarships

  • 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

  • Benedictine University's Evelyn R. Simmers Nursing Scholarship
    2014-2015 scholarship applications will be available starting the the Fall 2013. 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. Preference will be given to student/s that plan continuation from BSN to MSN at Benedictine University.  Only applications with all required documents will be considered for scholarship funding. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2014.  If you are a current student and have questions regarding scholarship criteria and/or filling out the application, please contact Steven Herrmann at (630) 829-6072 or smherrmann@ben.edu

  • AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund
    AfterCollege, the leading employment website for nursing/allied health care students and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer this new scholarship program for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. Resources for Graduate and Post-Graduate Nursing Students.
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment
    NELRP is a competitive program that repays 60 percent of the qualifying nursing educational loan balance of Registered Nurses (RNs) selected for funding in exchange for 2 years of service at a critical shortage facility. Participants may be eligible to work a third year and receive an additional 25 percent of the qualifying nursing educational loan balance. For more information visit the website.
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Hicela Woods,
Associate Director of Non-Traditional Programs

By mail
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Lisle, IL 60532

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Janet Richter, M.A.
Director of Development for Adult and Graduate Programs

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Springfield, IL 62702
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