The IASN Foundation

Supporting the School Health Community

The IASN Foundation has several grants that are awarded each year.  Details of regarding each grant and how to apply are included below.


  • DuPage Valley PEL Grant

    Deadline: Midnight September 1

    The IASN Foundation is honored to offer the DuPage Valley PEL Grant to support the school health community.

    The DuPage Valley PEL Grant is intended to provide some financial assistance to IASN members in the former DuPage Valley Division area obtaining their School Nurse Certification. Up to 10 one-time grants of $1,000  may be awarded annually until the funds run out.

    Applicants must:

    • Reside in DuPage or Will Counties.
    • Been approved for and started in the internship program of a PEL-CSN program in the past 12 months.
    • Been a current member of the IASN for at least one year.

    The grant will be given to the individual.  The Individual is responsible for any applicable taxes.

    To Apply:

    • Complete the application form  (attached)
    • Attach a letter (500 words or less) to the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) regarding your philosophy of school nursing and your aspirations / goals for contributing to the of professional school nursing in Illinois.
    • Have a School Nurse Certification Program faculty member sign the application
    • E-mail the application form as an attachment and written pages explaining the project to: IASNFoundation.contact@gmail.com.


  • Lake Shore Calumet Valley PEL Grant

    Deadline: Midnight September 1

    The IASN Foundation is honored to offer the Lake Shore Calumet Valley PEL Grant to support the school health community.

    The Lake Shore Calumet Valley PEL Grant is intended to provide some financial assistance to IASN members in the former LSCV Division area obtaining their School Nurse Certification.  The grants will be for $1,000 each.  Up to 10 grants may be awarded annually.

    Applicants must:

    1. Resides in Cook County
    2. Been approved for and started in the internship program of a PEL-CSN program, in the past 12 months
    3. Been a current member of the IASN for at least one year

    Note: This grant will be given to the individual.  The individual  is responsible for any applicable taxes.

    These grants will be given until the money given to the IASN Foundation for LSCV PEL Grants is exhausted – estimated to be 25 grants

    To Apply:

    • Complete the application form  (attached)
    • Attach a letter (500 words or less) to the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) regarding your philosophy of school nursing and your aspirations / goals for contributing to the of professional school nursing in Illinois.
    • Have a School Nurse Certification Program faculty member sign the application
    • E-mail the application form as an attachment and written pages explaining the project to: IASNFoundation.contact@gmail.com


  • Marquette-Kaskaskia Legacy Grant

    Deadline: Midnight September 1

    The IASN Foundation is honored to offer the Marquette-Kaskaskia Legacy Grant to support the school health community.

    The former Marquette-Kaskaskia IASN division is offering 2 one-time $1,200 grants to nurses pursuing a Professional Educator’s License as a School Nurse.  These grants are for the purpose of assisting members in the former Market-Kaskaskia area obtain their School Nurse Certification.

    Applicants must:

    • Reside in  Pike, Scott, Calhoun, Macoupin, Madison, Greene, Jersey, Montgomery, Bond, St. Clair, and Monroe.
    • Been approved for and started in an Approved Illinois School Nurse Certification Program.
    • Be a current member of the IASN

    The grant will be given to the individual. The individual  is responsible for any applicable taxes.

    To Apply:

    • Complete the application form  (attached)
    • Attach a letter (500 words or less) to the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) regarding your philosophy of school nursing and your aspirations / goals for contributing to the of professional school nursing in Illinois.
    • Have a School Nurse Certification Program faculty member sign the application
    • E-mail the application form as an attachment and written pages explaining the project to: IASNFoundation.contact@gmail.com


  • North Lakes Legacy Grant

    Deadline: Midnight September 1

    The IASN Foundation is honored to offer the North Lakes Legacy Grant to support the school health community.

    The former North Lakes IASN division is offering 2 one-time grants of $2,000 to nurses pursuing a Professional Educator’s License as a School Nurse.  These grants are for the purpose of assisting members in the former North Lakes area obtain their School Nurse Certification.  One grant will go to a student attending Lewis University’s School Nurse Certification Program.  (grants for students at other programs have already been awarded)

    Applicants must:

    • Reside in Lake County.
    • Been approved for and started in an Approved Illinois School Nurse Certification Program.
    • Be a current member of the IASN

    The grant will be paid directly to the university.

    To Apply:

    • Complete the application form  (attached)
    • Attach a letter (500 words or less) to the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) regarding your philosophy of school nursing and your aspirations / goals for contributing to the of professional school nursing in Illinois.
    • Have a School Nurse Certification Program faculty member sign the application
    • E-mail the application form as an attachment and written pages explaining the project to: IASNFoundation.contact@gmail.com.


  • School Nurse Certification Grant

    Deadline: Midnight September 1

    The IASN Foundation is honored to offer the School Nurse Certification Grant to support the school health community.

    The IASN Foundation School Nurse Grant is intended to provide some financial assistance to IASN members obtaining their School Nurse Certification.  The IASN Foundation offers two $800.00 grants annually.  Recipients also receive complimentary admission to the next IASN Annual Conference (approximate value: $150).  Award will be based upon personal needs and
    individual goals in school nursing.

    Applicants must:

    • Be currently enrolled in, or completed within the past academic year, an Illinois School Nurse Certification Program .
    • Be current members of the Illinois Association of School Nurses Association (IASN).

    The grant will be given to the individual.  The individual  is responsible for any applicable taxes.

    To Apply:

    • Complete the application form  (attached)
    • Attach a letter (500 words or less) to the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) regarding your philosophy of school nursing and your aspirations / goals for contributing to the of professional school nursing in Illinois.
    • Have a School Nurse Certification Program faculty member sign the application
    • E-mail the application form and letter to: IASNFoundation.contact@gmail.com