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Scholarships

The Scholarship application period has closed for 2022.  Thank you for your interest!

The Nebraska Medical Foundation provides scholarship opportunities to medical students who have demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership.  Please contact Amy Reynoldson at amyr@nebmed.org with any questions.

***Scholarship application eligibility is based on your current year in medical school.  Scholarships will be awarded during the current academic year.***
 

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE
March 1, 2022
Scholarship application period opens
March 31, 2022
Scholarship application period closes
May 10, 2022
Nebraska Medical Foundation Board meeting – scholarship selection
May 12, 2022
Scholarship winners announced
May 21, 2022
Scholarship recognition banquet in Omaha

 

Creighton University Scholarships

Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000

Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000
Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Medical student at or near the end of the second or third year of medical school.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Buffalo County resident (determined by residence of parent or other indices of independence).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Buffalo County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their activities during the third or fourth year of medical school.
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.       
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Awards Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form 

Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000

Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000
Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000

Established in honor of Chuck Pallesen, JD

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Successful completion of one year of medical school at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.               
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Herbert Reese, MD

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.       
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Jerry Schenken, MD

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.       
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Linda Ford, MD

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in public health and public health issues.
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.               
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

H. Bernice Shanklin Memorial - $1,000

H. Bernice Shanklin Memorial - $1,000
H. Bernice Shanklin Memorial - $1,000

Established from an endowment by H. Bernice Shanklin, MD

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000

Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000
Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Medical student at or near the end of the second or third year of medical school.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Lincoln County resident (determined by residence of parent or other indices of independence).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Lincoln County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their activities during the third or fourth year of medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Student Community Involvement - $1,000

Student Community Involvement - $1,000
Student Community Involvement - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Successful completion of one year of medical school at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Final selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Committee taking into consideration the recommendations of the University Nominating Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form


UNMC Scholarships

Ara Jane & James H. Dunlap, MD Medical Education - $5,000

Ara Jane & James H. Dunlap, MD Medical Education - $5,000
Ara Jane & James H. Dunlap, MD Medical Education - $5,000

Established from an endowment by James Dunlap, MD

Eligibility

  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Nebraska resident (determined by residence of parents or other indices of independence).
  • Outstanding academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000

Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000
Buffalo County Medical Society - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Medical student at or near the end of the second or third year of medical school.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Buffalo County resident (determined by residence of parent or other indices of independence).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Buffalo County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their activities during the third or fourth year of medical school.
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

C. A. McWhorter, MD Memorial - $1,000

C. A. McWhorter, MD Memorial - $1,000
C. A. McWhorter, MD Memorial - $1,000

Established from an endowment by C.A. McWhorter, MD

Eligibility

  • Medical student at or near the end of the third year of medical school.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000

Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000
Chuck Pallesen Student Leadership - $1,000

Established in honor of Chuck Pallesen, JD

Eligibility

  • Successful completion of one year of medical school at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.               
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. & Mrs. Ron Asher Medical Education - $5,000

Dr. & Mrs. Ron Asher Medical Education - $5,000
Dr. & Mrs. Ron Asher Medical Education - $5,000

Established from an endowment by Ron Asher, MD

Eligibility

  • Third year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Outstanding academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Herbert E. Reese Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Herbert Reese, MD

Eligibility

  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Jerry Schenken Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Jerry Schenken, MD

Eligibility

  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000

Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000
Dr. Linda B. Ford Medical Education - $1,000

Established in honor of Linda Ford, MD

Eligibility

  • Second year medical student at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in public health and public health issues.
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.               
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000

Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000
Lincoln County Medical Society - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Medical student at or near the end of the second or third year of medical school.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Lincoln County resident (determined by residence of parent or other indices of independence).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Lincoln County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their activities during the third or fourth year of medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Roger H. & Patricia J. Meyer Family Foundation Trust Medical Education - $5,000

Roger H. & Patricia J. Meyer Family Foundation Trust Medical Education - $5,000
Roger H. & Patricia J. Meyer Family Foundation Trust Medical Education - $5,000

Established from an endowment by the Roger Meyer, MD

Eligibility

  • Third or fourth medical student at the time the scholarship is presented (priority to fourth year student).
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Outstanding scholarship (as judged by a cumulative assessment of such performance during medical school education).
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Planning to do a residency in family practice, OB/GYN, surgery, internal medicine or pediatrics (with preference in order listed).
  • Planning to practice in rural Nebraska in a town with population of 15,000 or less.
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

Student Community Involvement - $1,000

Student Community Involvement - $1,000
Student Community Involvement - $1,000

Eligibility

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Successful completion of one year of medical school at the time the scholarship is presented.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Demonstrable financial need.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee. 
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.
  • The University may publish (list) or acknowledge such award in appropriate honors of graduation listings or ceremonies, provided that such are published following formal presentation of the award.

Application Form

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