Scholarships

ResU offers scholarships based on financial need, community service and/or merit

Resurrection University is proud to offer numerous scholarship opportunities that are funded by private gifts from individuals, groups and institutions. These scholarships are considered gift aids – they do not have to be repaid if the required eligibility is met.

The ResU Scholarship application is usually available in May for Fall Semesters and October for Spring Semesters. Students are notified via their school email when the University’s scholarship applications are available. Scholarship recipients are selected by the ResU Scholarship Committee and notified in August for Fall recipients and in December for Spring recipients.


Scholarship Programs at Resurrection University

President Scholarship

This scholarship is an institutional scholarship offered to all incoming and continuing eligible BSN, HIM, and BSIT students. The cumulative GPA of each continuing ResU undergraduate student is reviewed at the beginning of each semester to determine eligibility. The scholarship is awarded after the Add and Drop Period each eligible semester. The awarding period for this scholarship is not retroactive.

Students are eligible for the scholarship based on:

  • HIM, BSIT, and continuing BSN students: A cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the beginning of each semester.
  • Incoming BSN students: A cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher; a science GPA of 3.75 or higher; and a TEAS Exam percentage of 80% or higher.

Scholarship exclusions: BSN for RN; MSN; DNP; HIM Post Baccalaureate; BSIT Post Baccalaureate; and any recipients of a tuition discount.

For full President’s Scholarship criteria, click here.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Available Scholarships

Bear Construction Company Scholarship

Two $5,000.00 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate the value of entering a healthcare profession and how giving back will fit into their future plans, as healthcare professionals.

Bud and Lupie McClevey Scholarship

One $1,500.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on financial need and academic performance.

Distinguished Nursing Alumni Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a not yet graduated BSN student based on superior academic achievement, clinical qualities, professionalism and leadership.

Distinguished Nursing Scholar

One $5,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on superior academic achievement, clinical qualities, professionalism and leadership.

Ethel Fearing Brown Memorial Nursing Scholarship

One $500.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on financial need and involvement in co-curricular activities.

Faculty and Staff Sister Sandi Sosnowski Scholarship

Six $500.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need, academic good standing, and students’ outward display of ResU’s Core Values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Service) through their work, in their school or in the community.

Florence Nightingale Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student based on merit and financial need, in honor of Florence Nightingale who was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper medical care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the “Lady with the Lamp.”

Foglia Family Foundation Scholarship

Several $5,000.00 scholarships are awarded to students in the BSN Pre-Licensure or HIM programs, who already have a bachelor’s degree in another area of study and financial need.

Founders Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student based on merit and financial need. This scholarship recognizes the founding of the College of Nursing in 1914 and the School of Radiography in 1946, which celebrates the deep history for both programs.

Hazel Orr Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on superior academic achievement and focus on clinical practice.

Hermitage Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on merit and financial need.

Illinois Chapter of National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship (Fall Only)

One scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate nursing students and is based on being an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Illinois Chapter. This scholarship is renewable annually, contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Kurtz Mesenbrink Nursing Scholarship

One $5,000.00 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate nursing student based on merit and financial need.

Lorraine Haag Keener Scholarship

Two $2,500.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students based on significant financial need. Funding for the scholarship was provided by West Suburban College of Nursing alumna Lorraine Haag Keener. Having found a supportive family at the school, Lorraine wanted to ensure that other future nurses are given the same opportunities and encouragement she received.

Muehrcke Scholarship

One $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on cumulative GPA.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship (Illinois Chapter)

One scholarship (of variable amount) is awarded to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. This scholarship is based on being an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Illinois Chapter. This scholarship is renewable annually, contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Awards: Undergraduate Pre-Licensure is $3,000/semester for the life of the program, as long as criteria is met; Undergraduate Post-Licensure (BSN for RN) is $2,000/semester for the life of the program, as long as criteria is met; Graduate is $2,000/semester for the life of the program, as long as criteria is met.

President’s Community Scholarship

There are two (2) scholarships awarded with varying amounts to undergraduate students who are local area residents that reside within a 2-mile radius of Resurrection University, who attended one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and have a transfer cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher from the City Colleges of Chicago.

Proviso Township Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

Eight $5,000.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate BSN students residing in Proviso Township who demonstrate financial need. Proviso Township includes the following fourteen villages: Bellwood, Broadview, Berkeley, Brookfield, Forest Park, Hillside, LaGrange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, North Riverside, Stone Park, Western Springs, and Westchester. This scholarship is renewable, not to exceed a $10,000.00 (two academic years) lifetime maximum. A valid FAFSA must be processed by deadline date of scholarship. The Resurrection University school code is 022141.

Ralph Jepsen Scholarship

One $5,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on merit and financial need.

ResU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to incoming undergraduate students based on being an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. The maximum scholarship amount is $3,000.00 for an academic year and $1,500.00 for half of an academic year.

Ruth Replogle Scholarship

One $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to a senior undergraduate BSN student based on financial need and involvement in co-curricular activities.

Sharon Bolin Scholarship

One $3,000 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BSN student based on superior academic achievement and leadership skills.

Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology (BSIT) Available Scholarships

Bear Construction Company Scholarship

Two $5,000.00 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate the value of entering a healthcare profession and how giving back will fit into their future plans, as healthcare professionals. 

Don LaCour Scholarship

This scholarship awarded to a continuing undergraduate radiography student who demonstrates a financial need and shares a vision of where the student would like to be in the future as a healthcare professional. This scholarship is may be applied toward tuition only and amount can vary.

Faculty and Staff Sister Sandi Sosnowski Scholarship

Six (6) $500.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need, academic good standing, and students’ outward display of ResU’s Core Values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Service) through their work, in their school or in the community.

Founders Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student based on merit and financial need. This scholarship recognizes the founding of the College of Nursing in 1914 and the School of Radiography in 1946, which celebrates the deep history for both programs.

Hermitage Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on merit and financial need. 

President’s Community Scholarship

There are two (2) scholarships awarded with varying amounts to undergraduate students who are local area residents that reside within a 2-mile radius of Resurrection University, who attended one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and have a transfer cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher from the City Colleges of Chicago.

ResU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to incoming undergraduate students based on being an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. The maximum scholarship amount is $3,000.00 for an academic year and $1,500.00 for half of an academic year.

Wilhelm Rontgen Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student based on merit and financial need. In honor of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who, in 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) Available Scholarships

Bear Construction Company Scholarship

Two (2) $5,000.00 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate the value of entering a healthcare profession and how giving back will fit into their future plans, as healthcare professionals.

Faculty and Staff Sister Sandi Sosnowski Scholarship

Six (6) $500.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need, academic good standing, and students’ outward display of ResU’s Core Values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Service) through their work, in their school or in the community.

Foglia Family Foundation Scholarship

Several $5,000.00 scholarships are awarded to students in the BSN Pre-Licensure or HIM programs, who already have a bachelor’s degree in another area of study and financial need.

Hermitage Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students based on merit and financial need.

President’s Community Scholarship

Two (2) scholarships awarded with varying amounts to undergraduate students who are local area residents that reside within a 2-mile radius of Resurrection University, who attended one of the City Colleges of Chicago, and have a transfer cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher from the City Colleges of Chicago.

ResU Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to incoming undergraduate students based on being an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required. The maximum scholarship amount is $3,000.00 for academic year and $1,500.00 for half of an academic year.

MSN and DNP Graduate Available Scholarships

CVS Health Foundation Scholarship Program (Spring Only)

Three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships are awarded to Family Nurse Practitioner graduate students. Recipients must have worked with organizations that are supporting underserved populations- whether as a student, volunteer, or as a professional working with these populations.

Florence Nightingale Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student based on merit and financial need. In honor of Florence Nightingale who was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper medical care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the “Lady with the Lamp.”

Founders Scholarship

One $3,000.00 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student based on merit and financial need. This scholarship recognizes the founding of the College of Nursing in 1914 and the School of Radiography in 1946, which celebrates the deep history for both programs. 

Homer Thomas Charitable Trust Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to students pursuing graduate studies in nursing and demonstrate financial need.

Kurtz Mesenbrink Nursing Scholarship

One $5,000.00 is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate nursing student based on merit and financial need.

Lorraine Haag Keener Scholarship

Two $2,500.00 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate nursing students based on significant financial need. Funding for the scholarship was provided by West Suburban College of Nursing alumna Lorraine Haag Keener. Having found a supportive family at the school, Lorraine wanted to ensure that other future nurses are given the same opportunities and encouragement she received.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship (Illinois Chapter) - Fall Only

One scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate nursing students and is based on being an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Illinois Chapter. This scholarship is renewable annually, contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Nurse Educator Scholarship

Four (4) $5,000.00 scholarships are awarded to MSN students enrolled in the MSN Nurse Educator program. This scholarship is renewable, not to exceed a $15,000.00 (three academic years) lifetime maximum.