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

The application period for the LTCNA Scholarship is now closed. 

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 or 800.252.8988.

Eligibility Requirements
  1. Must have completed the prerequisites for an LPN, RN or APN program and be accepted into a nursing program on a full-time basis.
  2. Must be working in an assisted living or long term care facility (either full-time or part-time).
  3. Must provide proof of satisfactory completion of the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.
  4. Must be committed to working as an LPN, RN or APN in a long term care center or program.
Required Materials
To be considered complete, each application must include the following: 
  • A completed scholarship application. 
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the nursing school.
  • Proof of completion of prerequisites for the RN or LPN program (as applicable).
  • Letter of recommendation from the facility program Administrator.
  • Letter of recommendation from the facility/program Director of Nursing.
  • An evaluation form completed by the Administrator or Director of Nursing (click here to download). 
Applications now being accepted!!

Click here to submit your application online. 
Click here to download the PDF application.
Click here to download the Evaluation form. 

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 If you would like us to send you a receipt, please be sure to include your email address on the donation form.