Allied Health Care Professional Assistance Program

  • Bronwyn Jones-Leach, Section Administrator
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • 535 West Jefferson, Ground Floor
  • Springfield, IL 62701-0001
  • Phone: 217-782-1624
  • Fax: 217-782-2547
  • TDD:
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

Department provides scholarships for individuals becoming a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist or nurse midwife. Provides educational loan repayment for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists or nurse midwifes.  In return for a scholarship or loan repayment, individual must work in a health shortage area.

Who is Eligible

Eligibility requirements are listed at:

Application Process

Application requirements are listed at:

Availability of Funds

FY 13:  $0

How Funds are to be used

To offset education expenses while student is enrolled in an approved school or to retire educational debt from a commercial lending institution.

Types of Assistance

Grants, Loan repayment

Year Program was established