Your education is within reach. We have the resources to help make your education affordable.


Through the generosity of alumni, friends, and foundations, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. 


Westlake Nursing Scholarship


Current and prospective students living or working in the healthcare field in West Suburban Cook County can apply for a Westlake Nursing Scholarship. The Westlake Nursing Fund provides up to $20,000 tuition funding each year to undergraduate and graduate students at Loyola Nursing, including students enrolled in the RN to BSN and ABSN tracks.

Please submit your application using the Loyola Scholarship Connection.



To be eligible for a Westlake Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must be a current Loyola Nursing student or have an active application and must provide proof of current residency over the past three years or current employment in the healthcare field in one of the following West Suburban Cook County communities:

  • Bellwood
  • Berwyn
  • Broadview
  • Berkeley
  • Brookfield
  • Cicero
  • Forest Park
  • Hillside
  • LaGrange
  • LaGrange Park
  • Maywood
  • Melrose Park
  • Northlake
  • North Riverside
  • Oak Park
  • Proviso Township
  • Riverside
  • River Forest
  • Stone Park
  • Westchester
  • Western Springs

If selected, scholarship recipients must enroll in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program at Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing to receive funding. In addition, recipients must agree to supply a personal (non-Loyola email) and be willing to share occasional career updates in the future.

*Preference for funding will be given to students who live in Proviso Township and demonstrate a high probability for success as evidenced by their statements and/or GPA.


Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Arthur J. and Glenna B. Collins Scholarship
  • Audrey A. Krueger Scholarship
  • Barr Scholarship
  • Catherine Lense Scholarship
  • Dr. John N. Nicholson Scholarship
  • ELKS Scholarship
  • Florence T. Nasenbeny Scholarship
  • Helen Grace Endowment Scholarship
  • John & Helen C. Ayres Scholarship
  • Julia Sweeney Scholarship
  • Laura Klink Scholarship
  • Madeleine C. Anderson Scholarship
  • Mary Menze Thomas Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Woods Johnson Scholarship
  • Sandy Panda Scholarship
  • Suzanne Becker Scholarship
  • VNA Foundation Scholar

Applications are available on Sakai in the spring term of a student's sophomore and junior year. We review applications in August and announce the awards in the fall semester. Scholarship recipients are required to send an acknowledgement letter to the donor. 

ABSN students do not qualify for federal, state, or Loyola need-based grants and scholarships, but may qualify for federal and private loan programs. 

Additional Scholarships

Students also may want to pursue non-Loyola scholarships. While Loyola Nursing does not endorse any organization, we recommend you review the criteria, deadlines, and application process for each scholarship:

Explore other scholarship opportunities on Fastweb


Graduate Scholarships


The Kim Noonan Scholarship provides support for advanced nursing education to a registered nurse who exemplifies the spirit of the award: a unique enthusiasm for life and the ability to impart courage to patients facing the challenge of illness. One $6,000 scholarship will be awarded to a MSN student who has a minimum of two semesters remaining in the graduate program. 

Additional Scholarships