Governors State University’s GSU Foundation and Alumni Association sponsor several scholarships of University students. Scholarships are also available for students in specific colleges and programs.
For more information about these scholarship opportunities and how to apply, visit the GSU Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarships page.
The College of Health and Human Services also provides scholarship opportunities based on various criteria. When these are available for students in Department of Nursing programs, they will be posted below.
NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships Available
Attention Master's and Doctoral Students: Are you pursuing an advanced Nursing or Related Degree in preparation for a career as a Full-Time Academic Nurse Educator?
Three scholarships are available from the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education. Application deadline is April 30, 2013.
The NLN Foundation encourages more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators through scholarships. Awards range from $3,000 to $6,000. Candidates must be NLN members.
Visit www.nlnfoundation.org/Scholarship_Awards.cfm for details and to apply.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of healthcare facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
In exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients have their tuition, eligible fees and other costs (books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms) paid for them. In addition, scholarship recipients receive a monthly stipend.
This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Health Resources and Services Administration.
As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master's level nurse practitioner degree.
Applications are accepted once a year, usually during the spring.
Individuals eligible for this scholarship program must be accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States:
- Associate Degree School of Nursing (ADN)
- Collegiate School of Nursing (BSN, Graduate Degree)
- Diploma School of Nursing
- U.S. Citizen (U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. national, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
- Free from any Federal judgment liens.
- Free from existing service commitments.
- Not delinquent on a Federal debt
Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited undergraduate nursing program or Master's nurse practitioner program as full-time students.
- Two-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support (full-time status).
- 1-year service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students for more than two years of scholarship support (4 years maximum support).
- Full-time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year.
Twenty-six hours providing clinical services to patients.
Funding may be used for:
- Required Fees
- Other reasonable educational costs (e.g., books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms)
- Monthly support stipend for the 2012-2013 school year
To Receive a 2013 Application
Sign up to receive an e-mail when the 2013 application cycle opens in the spring.
Additional information available at GetHelp@hrsa.gov or 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) weekdays (except Federal holidays), 8 am to 8 pm ET.
Healthcare Jobs for Chicago Southland: Scholarships and Support Services for CHHS Students Still Available!
A Unique Opportunity: There's Still Time to Apply!
Health Care Jobs for Chicago Southland is offering a unique opportunity for students enrolled in Governors State University’s College of Health and Human Services. As steady job growth is predicted in the healthcare industry, $250,000 has been set aside to assist existing health and health science students with scholarships and supportive services that encourage development and preparation of a well-trained, able and agile health care workforce.
Eligible students will be awarded $500 scholarships that may be used toward tuition, fees, books and/or graduation expenses. Scholarships are issued on a first-come, first-served basis while funding is available. U.S. Military veterans receive priority status.
More than Just a Scholarship
As you prepare for success, we understand that financial assistance is only one piece of the puzzle. To further assist you, we have designed the program to provide comprehensive support services in addition to the scholarship funds.
Support services include:
- Free childcare at GSU’s on-campus Family Development Center (as long as the individual is a student, and throughout the first 90 days of employment);
- Life skills and economic empowerment coaching (based on individual need);
- Resume writing, interview preparation, and job placement services (upon completion of degree or certificate program);
- Job readiness training (up to 36 hours, if needed).
Note: All scholarship recipients are required to complete a 30-minute orientation with Health Care Jobs for Chicago Southland staff and attend a one-hour Job Developer Assessment session/meeting.
How to Obtain Your Scholarship Application Packet
To obtain an application packet for the Health Care Jobs for Chicago Southland Scholarships, click on the link below:
Or stop by the College of Health and Human Services Grants Office, located at Hantack House, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Hantack House is located on the western edge of the campus).
More Information on Health Care Jobs for Chicago Southland
As many industries experience lay-offs and job losses, the healthcare industry remains a critical driver in regional economies across the nation. Employment growth in the healthcare sector continues to be driven by significant increases in demand for healthcare and assistance because of an aging population and longer life expectancy. In addition, projected retirements for current healthcare workers will necessitate a pipeline of skilled individuals ready to enter health care occupations. [U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration]
Governors State University’s Health Care Jobs for Chicago Southland is an equal opportunity program, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) with funding made possible through President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The funds support a coordinated system of networks that provide vocational training, case management, job placement, and other supportive services to unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers, enabling them to pursue healthcare careers. The project focuses on the suburbs south of Chicago – Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy, and Kankakee counties. GSU’s partner agencies include:
• CAAN Academy of Nursing, Matteson
• Family Development Center at GSU
• Proactive Community Services, Hazel Crest
• Robert Morris University, Chicago & Tinley Park Campus
• South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium, GSU Campus
• Southland Health Care Forum & Southland Health Careers, Chicago Heights
• SouthSTAR Services, Chicago Heights
• YWCA Metro Chicago - South Suburban Center, Chicago Heights
Partner agencies are long-standing organizations in the region with considerable experience in workforce development, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the needs of healthcare and healthcare-related fields and industry. Governors State University provides overall coordination and leveraging of partners’ capacity to develop, articulate, and coordinate health career pathways. This network of providers offers expertise in recruitment, intake, assessment, employment and education training, job placement and retention and case management services of eligible individuals. Educational outcome will vary from short-term certificate programs to degrees, Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral; all recognized and needed by healthcare employers. The desired outcome is that program participants become employed in a healthcare job and continue their advancement in education and healthcare employment opportunities in this region through bridging skills and development of career ladders.
This workforce solution is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.
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