Undergraduate Scholarships

Information on private scholarships/agencies is provided as a service to our students and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Methodist College.

Beware of Scholarship scams! Do NOT provide personally identifiable information such as social security number, phone, credit card or bank account information. Scholarship applications that request payment are suspect.

AAMN Foundation Scholarships for Men

(American Association for Men in Nursing)
Award: $500
Deadline: March 1
Visit the AAMN website for more information. 

ALHF Healthcare Careers Scholarship

Logan or East Mason County resident., commitment with Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, 2.5 GPA.
Deadline: March 30.
Applications available online

American Association of University Women Peoria Branch

Peoria female, full-time student, & community involvement.
Amount: $1000.
Deadline: February 28.
Questions: email pianomame@aol.com with AAUW Scholarship in the Subject line.

Career Link/United Workforce Development Board

Must show significant financial need.
May pay education expenses, uniforms, childcare, and transportation.

Residents of Mclean City call (309) 872-6237, press #3, then #1.
Residents of Tazwell City call (309) 347-8492.
Residents of Fulton City call (309) 647-2946 or (309) 647-7017.
Residents of Mason City call (309) 543-1035 or (309) 543-1023.
Residents of Peoria, Marshall, Stark, or Woodford counties call (309) 495-8900.
Residents of Sangamon, Logan, and Macon counties call (217) 735-5441.


A scholarship for student-caregivers. Provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.
1,500-word essay or a two-minute video
Two scholarships - $1500.
Applications available online.

Charter One Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

250 word essay or 60 second video on what you do to help others in your community and the world.
40 scholarships - $1000- $5000.
Deadline: April 30.
Applications available online.

Dolores "Dee" Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship

First year of nursing program completed, resident of LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam or Marshall county.
Amount: $3000.
Deadline: May.
For applications contact IVCH: Foundation, 925 West Street, Peru, IL 61354, or call 1-815-223-3300.

Foster Care to Success Scholarship

Under age of 25 on 3/31, been in foster care or orphaned while living in the US.
Deadline: March 31.
View applications online

Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program

3.0 GPA, U.S. citizen, be Hispanic/Latino, demonstrate financial need, and be a legal permanent resident.
Deadline: December 30.
Application available online

HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program

In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA.
US citizen, legal permanent resident.
Awards: tuition, fees, books, monthly living stipend.
Deadline: May 8.
For more information, visit the HRSA website.

IL Department of Public Health Nursing Education Scholarship

Early FAFSA date needed. EFC <1000.
Amount: tuition/living stipend.
Deadline: May 31.
Application available online or call 1- 217-782-1624.

IL Masonic Healthcare Scholarship Fund

GPA 3.0, IL residence, full time student.
Pays: tuition, fees, books & supplies.
Amount: varies.
Deadline: April 1.
Contact Eric Johnson, Scottish Rite Peoria, (309) 676-4472.
More information

IL Nurse Association Sonne Scholarship

IL Student Nurse Association member and min. 2.5 GPA.
Amount: educational expenses
Amount: varies $500 -$1500.
Deadline: March 15.
Visit the ANA-Illinois website for more information. 

IL Sheriff's Association

IL resident and full-time student.
Amount: tuition, books and fees.
Amount: $500.
Deadline: March.
Applications available online

IL Veterans' Home Nurse Loan Repayment Program

Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, Illinois resident, fulfill a 12-month period as RPN or LPN at one of the state's four Veterans' Homes.
For more information, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website

Jean Brown Nursing Scholarship

Resident within 50 miles of Peoria, full-time or part-time, 3.0 GPA and have financial need.
Pays: charges on college account.
Amount: $2,500.
Deadline: June 1.
Applications available online

Joyce & Thomas H. Stanisic Memorial Scholarship

Awarded every 2 years. Recipients awarded for up to 4 years, based on financial need.
Deadline: June 1.
Applications available online

Loraine Lambert Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Full-time enrollment, financial need.
Award: $1500.
Deadline: April.
Contact: Kewanee High School Foundation Office at (309) 856-8702.

McFarland Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Contract to work in Havana, IL area.
Amount: education/living expense, $1,000-7,000.
Deadline: May 15.
Contact: Havana National Bank Trustee, (309) 543-3361.

Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

3.0 GPA, US citizen, permanent resident.
Award: $1000-$3000.
Deadline: February 1.
Application available online

Nurse Corps - Navy, Air Force or Army

Up to $34,000.

National Image Latino Scholarship

Latino background, IL Resident, 2.5 GPA.
Amount: $1000 towards educational expenses. 
Deadline: June. Postmarked by June 25.
Contact: National Image Latino Scholarship Fund, 6101 Willow Springs Rd., Springfield, IL 62712.

National Student Nurses Association Inc.

Academic achievement, financial need, nursing student organizations & community activities.
Amount: $1000-$5000.
Deadline: January 11.
Applications available online

Oncology Nursing Society

RN to BSN.
Amount: $2000.
Deadline: March.
Applications available online.

Peoria Medical Society and Alliance Foundation, Inc.

Residents of Peoria, Tazewell or Woodford Counties, 3.0 GPA, financial need and leadership.
Amount: up to $3000.
Deadline: February.
For more information, visit the Peoria Medical Society website or email megw@peomedsoc.org.

Sallie Mae Fund

Financial need and full-time student.
Pays: educational expenses.
For more information, visit the Sallie Mae website.

Talbots Women's Scholarship

High school graduate before September 1998, female, min. of 2 semesters as undergraduate and financial need.
Amount: $1000.
Deadline: January.
Visit the Scholarship America website for more information.

Turner Pest Control 

Student in the U.S. who has demonstrated his or her commitment to community service, and who has been accepted to a university, college or trade school.
Amount: $1000
Deadline: November 1, 2018 for Spring 2019 semester
Visit the Turner Pest Control website for more information.

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program

40 $1000 scholarships awarded in random drawing.
Deadline: March 30.
Applications available online.

Women's Lifestyle Educational Fund Scholarship

Peoria females, continuing education, graduate of Peoria area high school or GED recipient.
Pays: educational expenses.
Amount: up to $1000.
Deadline: April.
Applications available online

ZipRecruiter Scholarship

Students (18+) who apply through the ZipRecruiter website and submit the most creative essay.
Pays: educational expenses
Amount: $3000
Deadline: June 20 (for fall) and December 31 (for spring)
Applications available online.