The Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship grants one-year scholarships with varying amounts.

The State of Illinois is one of the many states that have been encouraging high school graduates to take up college courses in the field of health care in recognition of the acute shortage of health care professionals nationwide. To help the state toward this end, the Illinois American Veterans Organization, the fourth largest congressionally chartered Veterans Organization in the country, launched the Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship program.

The Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship was created for Illinois high school seniors who have been accepted into a pre-approved college nursing program and for students who are already enrolled in an approved nursing school in the state of Illinois. Qualification for this scholarship will be dependent on the applicants proving their satisfactory academic record, character, interest and activity record, and financial need. The scholarship will be limited to student nurses-in-training. Priority to the scholarship program will be given to dependents of disabled or deceased veterans.

Applying for the Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarship is easy as the application process does not take more than an hour. The chances of getting admitted into the scholarship program are high considering that there are not that much applicants.

Illinois high school seniors who are applying for the scholarship program must submit a completed application form by the 1st of March of each year. The following documents must be submitted with the application form:

  • Official transcripts (to include the first semester of the senior year)
  • An explanation of the high school’s grading system
  • ACT or SAT test scores
  • Copy of acceptance letter to a pre-approved nursing program

Application form and other required documents must be mailed to:

Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
2200 South Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Amount: $500
Deadline: 1-MAR
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