School of Nursing

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Dorothy R. "Dode" Hanson Scholarship


The intent of the scholarship is to assist undergraduate students in a nursing program at Western Illinois University. Students must be admitted to the School of Nursing. Applicant’s legal permanent address for the past year must be in McDonough County, Illinois.


Applications can be obtained


The amount of the award is $2,000.00 annually applied to student’s account. $1,000.00 for Fall semester and $1,000.00 for Spring semester.

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected by the NursingScholarship Committee.

Additional Comments

Applicants must have two (2) letters of reference sent using the attached form. Financial need IS NOT a consideration.

Inquiries Should Be Sent To

School of Nursing, Currens Hall 125, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

Deadline for application

May 1. Recipient will be selected by June 1.

Is the Scholarship Renewable?

Recipients may reapply for the scholarship; it is not automatically renewable.