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  • Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students working toward their first Bachelor's degree.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Students who qualify for these grants will be given a specific amount based upon the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  Amounts will be prorated for less than full-time enrollment.

    Pell Grant amounts range from $0 to $5,550 for the 2012-13 academic year.  There is an aggregate cap on the amount of Pell Grant assistance a student can receive for all combined undergraduate study.
     
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are available to undergraduate students working toward their first Bachelor's degree.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Preference is given to Pell Grant eligible students, and amounts may be prorated for less than full-time enrollment.  Funding for this program is limited, so not all Pell Grant eligible students may receive an FSEOG award.

    FSEOG amounts range from $0 to $4,000 for the 2012-13 academic year.
     
  • Illinois Monetary Award Programs (MAP) Grants are available to undergraduate students working toward their first Bachelor's degree, and who are Illinois residents.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Students who qualify for these grants will be given a specific amount based upon the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  Amounts will be prorated for enrollment of less than 15 credit hours per quarter.  MAP Grant funding is not available for the summer term.  MAP Grant funding is limited and the State of Illinois will cut off funding for FAFSAs received after a certain date.

    MAP Grant amounts range from $0 to $4,720 for the 2012-13 academic year.  There is an aggregate cap on the amount of MAP Grant assistance a student can receive for all combined undergraduate study.
     
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships (AENT) are available for both full- and part-time advanced nursing education students who wish to become primary care nurse practitioners.  Eligible students must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States.  Students must submit the AENT Application for the appropriate academic year to be considered.

    The College of Nursing applies for funding annually.  Not all students who meet the above criteria will be awarded funds through this program as the application process is competitive.  Award amounts vary based on the funding that is available.
     
  • Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships (NAT) are available for students in Rush's nurse anesthetist academic programs.  Eligible students must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States.

    The College of Nursing applies for funding annually.  Not all students who meet the above criteria will be awarded funds through this program as the awarding process is competitive.  Award amounts vary based on the funding that is available.
     
  • The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is a federal program through the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Participants must be US citizens or nationals attending medical, physician assistant or nurse practitioner school full-time.  The NHSC covers full tuition and fees, and provides an allowance directly to the student for books, supplies and living expenses.  Participants agree to provide service post-graduation based on the number of years of support they receive.  Complete details are available on the NHSC website.
     
  • The Nursing Education Scholarship Program from the Illinois Department of Public Health is available to current and accepted nursing students who are Illinois residents.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Complete eligibility and application guidance is available on the IDPH website.
     
  • The Medical Student Scholarship Program from the Illinois Department of Public Health is available to current and accepted medical students who are Illinois residents.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Students must commit to certain primary care specialties to be eligible.  Complete eligibility and application guidance is available on the IDPH website.
     
  • The Allied Health Care Professional Scholarship Program from the Illinois Department of Public Health is available to current and accepted nurse practitioner and physician assistant students who commit to working in an area of Illinois that have an insufficient number of primary care providers.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Complete eligibility and application guidance is available on the IDPH website.
     
  • The Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) program is available to current and accepted full-time graduate/professional minority students.  Applicants must be Illinois residents and commit to actively seek and accept a full-time faculty or staff appointment at an Illinois postsecondary institution.  Students must apply for federal student aid to be considered.  Complete eligibility and application guidance is available on the DFI website.


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