State Scholarships - Illinois

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Ada Mucklestone Memorial Scholarship


Sponsored by: American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois
Amount: $1,000
Apply by: March 15
Description: Students must be residents of Illinois who are in their senior year of high school or who have graduated but have not previously attended college. They must be children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of Armed Forces veterans who served during American Legion eligibility dates.
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Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program


Sponsored by: National Medical Fellowships Inc.
Amount: $5,000
Apply by: March 12 and April 11
Description: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are second or third year medical students at accredited U.S. medical schools. Applicants must be attending school in Southern California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York City or Philadelphia. They must also exhibit outstanding academic achievement, leadership and the potential to make great contributions to medicine. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application as well as financial need.
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Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program


Sponsored by: Illinois Department of Public Health
Amount: $7,500
Apply by: June 30
Description: Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited Illinois school to become a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or certified nurse midwife. Students must demonstrate financial need, and they may be full-time or part-time students as long as part-time students are enrolled for at least a third of the hours required to be a full-time student. Scholarship recipients agree to set up their practice in designated shortage areas after graduation.
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