Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Student Scholars Program

The CBPR Student Scholars program is a program designed to offer students who are interested in public health and research an opportunity to further explore those interests and develop skills for effective health care provision and promotion and research.  As Scholars, students will work with the Faculty Fellows research team on faculty-led CBPR projects.  Students will have a Faculty Mentor and will be intimately involved in the research.


  • Students must be in the final year (or year and a half) of their program at NMC
  • Students must complete the application and identify an area of research they would be interested in working on
  • Students must be able to fully participate in the CBPR project over the course of one year (August-May) (typical time commitment is 5-10 hours per month)
  • Students must meet with their Faculty Mentor monthly
  • Students must present (individually or with a group) the results of their research in a public forum (NMC Research Day, conferences, etc.)


  • Students will receive a $500 stipend upon successful completion of their CBPR project
  • Students will receive funds (up to $200) for materials they may need, such as poster for their presentation, or to apply towards conference registration fees
  • Students will gain hands-on research experience at the undergraduate level and have the opportunity to be published
  • Students will be mentored by faculty
  • Students will be able to put this research experience on a job resume and/or graduate school applications

Application Process and Timeline

  • Students must complete the application for the CBPR Student Scholars Program 2016-2017 by April 15, 2016
  • Students will be notified of their acceptance in to the program by May 2, 2016
  • Students who are accepted will be required to attend the CBPR Student Scholars Orientation in August 2016

Contact Staff

Allison Kinney-WalkerAllison Kinney-Walker
Assistant Professor, Arts and Sciences
Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Ne 68114
Phone: 402.354.7121