Scholarships

Long Term Care Nurses Association Scholarship

LTCNAThe Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA), an affiliate of the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), offers up to two $1,000 scholarships annually to individuals who wish to further their education in nursing. It may be a nursing assistant or LPN with a desire to advance to RN, or RN who wishes to pursue additional studies. For more information, contact Ashley Caldwell at acaldwell@ihca.com

The application period for the 2022 LTCNA Scholarship is now closed. Please check later this year for information about next year's scholarships. 
 

John W. Maitland, Jr. — Joseph F. Warner Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund

Maitland-WarnerEach year, the John W. Maitland, Jr. – Joseph F. Warner Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to individuals seeking to pursue nursing degrees and employment in long term care in Illinois. The fund was created to honor Senator John W. Maitland, Jr., and Joseph F. Warner, two champions of long term care in Illinois. Senator Maitland is considered to have done more to advance the needs of the long term care profession and residents in the General Assembly than any other elected official in Illinois. Warner is credited with spending countless hours educating legislators and elected officials about long term care issues. A former IHCA board president, he truly valued the power of education.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Caldwell at acaldwell@ihca.com or 800.252.8988.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. 

To be eligible for the Maitland Warner Scholarship, an applicant:
  1. Must have completed the prerequisites for an LPN, RN or APN program.
  2. Must be accepted into a nursing program on a full-time basis.
  3. Must be working in an assisted living or long term care center (either full-time or part-time).
  4. Must be willing to work as an LPN, RN or APN in a long term care center or program.
In order to be considered, an applicant must submit ALL of the following: 
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the nursing program.
  • Proof of completion of prerequisites for the LPN, RN or APN program (as applicable).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one by your Administrator and one by your Director of Nursing.
  • Completion of RN and LPN Scholarship Evaluation Form completed by the Director of Nursing or Administrator. 
Deadline for submission of all materials is June 30, 2022.

Click here to access the printable application.
Click here to access the evaluation form
Click here to submit your materials online

In order to continue providing financial assistance for deserving long term professionals, we need your help! To contribute to the Maitland-Warner Scholarship Fund, please mail your check to: 
         Maitland-Warner Long Term Care Nurse Scholarship Fund
         c/o Illinois Health Care Association
         1029 S. Fourth St.
         Springfield, IL  62703

If you would like to make your donation via credit card, click here to access our printable donation form. You may fax your completed form to 217.528.0452 or scan and email it to Ashley Caldwell at acaldwell@ihca.com. If you would like us to send you a receipt, please be sure to include your email address on the donation form. 

NEW! You may now also make a donation online through our GoFundMe fundraiser at bit.ly/Maitland-Warner-Fund