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Scholarships

NMC Scholarships

Nebraska Methodist College assists students by providing the following types of scholarships: 

  • Upfront Merit Scholarships — based solely on previous academic performance. 
  • Academic and Leadership Scholarships — based on academic performance, leadership potential demonstrated by participation in activities outside the academic setting and service to the community (separate application required).
  • Membership Scholarships — based on church, club or honor association membership, or relation to an NMC alumnus 

NMC Scholarship recipients are required to have a FAFSA on file by June 1st each year.  

Methodist Health System Scholarships

The Methodist Health System provides benefits to their employees, including scholarships for college. These opportunities are only available for Health System employees.

External Scholarships

NMC wants to provide you with as many opportunities as possible related to scholarships for college. In addition to those listed below, students and parents are encouraged to look at their own access to scholarship resources: student employers, parent employers, churches and organizations that students and parents belong to.

NMC Scholarships
Methodist Health System Scholarships
External Scholarships
NMC Scholarships

Upfront Merit Scholarships - First-Year Students

Upfront Merit Scholarships Criteria for First-Time First-Year Students

Scholarship Amount HS GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
$4,500 per year >= 3.7
$3,500 per year >= 3.3
$2,500 per year >= 3.0

 

Scholarship funding is limited and distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date. All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Upfront Merit Scholarships - Transfer Students

Upfront Merit Scholarships Criteria for Transfer Students

Scholarship Amount Cumulative College GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
$4,000 per year >= 3.6
$3,000 per year >= 3.3
$2,000 per year >= 3.0

All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Scholarship funding is limited and distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other financial aid for which you may be eligible.

Upfront Merit Scholarships - Accelerated Nursing (ACE) Students

Upfront Merit Scholarships Criteria for Accelerated Nursing (ACE) Students

Scholarship Amount (for total program) Cumulative College GPA (based on a 4.0 scale)
$5,000 >= 3.6
$4,000 >= 3.3
$3,000 >= 3.0

All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Scholarship funding is limited and distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk  with your admissions counselor about this and other financial aid for which you may be eligible.

Becker Presidential Scholarship

The Becker Presidential Scholarship provides an award of $9,000 a year for 4 years to a first-time first-year student seeking a bachelor's degree. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
 
In order to renew, the recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and assume a leadership role on campus.
 
Application Deadline:
December 6, 2021
 
 
Call (402) 354-7200 or email admissions@methodistcollege.edu to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Wischmeier Dean's Scholarship

The Wischmeier Dean's Scholarship provides an award of $6,000 a year for 4 years to a first-time first-year student seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
 
In order to renew, the recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and assume a leadership role on campus.
 
Application Deadline:
December 6, 2021
 
 
Call (402) 354-7200 or email admissions@methodistcollege.edu to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship

The Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship provides an award of $6,000 a year for 2 or 4 years to a first-time first-year student seeking an associate or bachelor's degree in an allied health field. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA.
 
In order to renew, the recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and assume a leadership role on campus.
 
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2022
 
 
Call (402) 354-7200 or email admissions@methodistcollege.edu to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Kathleen Montgomery Memorial ACE Scholarship

The Kathleen Montgomery Memorial ACE Scholarship provides an award of $7,500 for the 12 months of the program. A selected number of scholarships will be awarded each year to ACE applicants who demonstrate academic merit or financial need (as determined by the FAFSA application).
 
Application Deadline:
January 12, 2022
 
 
Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

HOSA Leadership Scholarship

The HOSA Leadership Scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 for active members of a high school HOSA chapter. Verification required.

Scholarship funding is limited and is distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date. All students must complete a FAFSA by June 1 and pay a deposit fee to be eligibile.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

NMC Legacy Grant

The NMC Legacy Grant provides a one-time award of $2,000 to the following:
 
  • Graduates of an NMC degree program
  • Siblings of a current NMC student
  • Sibling or dependent child of an alumnus of Nebraska Methodist College.
 
Scholarship funding is limited and distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date. All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 for initiated PTK members. Documentation of membership is required.

Scholarship funding is limited and is distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date. All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Tuition Exchange

Council of Independent Colleges—Tuition Exchange Program
The scholarship is awarded to students entering Nebraska Methodist College under the Council of Independent Colleges—Tuition Exchange Program. This scholarship is applicable to dependents, spouses or employees from participating CIC colleges and universities. Please contact the TEP Liaison at your home institution for more information. 

National Tuition Exchange Program
This scholarship is awarded to students entering Nebraska Methodist College under the National Tuition Exchange Program. This scholarship is applicable to dependents of employees from other participating colleges and universities. For more information please contact the TEP Liaison at NMC, Lindsay Snipes, at (402) 354-7259 or lindsay.snipes@methodistcollege.edu.

United Methodist Church Member Award

The United Methodist Church Member Award provides a one-time grant of $1,000 for members of the United Methodist Church. Documentation of active membership is required.

Scholarship funding is limited and is distributed based upon deposit date and FAFSA filing date. All students must complete a FAFSA and pay a deposit fee to be eligible.

Call (402) 354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

Nebraska Career Scholarship

The Nebraska Career Scholarship is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and eligible private nonprofit postsecondary institutions. This program provides scholarships to students pursuing degrees in programs of study leading to high wage, high skill and high demand careers.
 
Application required.
Applicants must have an ACT score of 18 on file.
Applicants must have a FAFSA application on file by February 1, 2022
 
Application Deadline
February 1, 2022
 
 
Call (402) 354-7200 or email admissions@methodistcollege.edu to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.
Methodist Health System Scholarships

Ruth Freed Leadership Scholarship

Benefit: A $9,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, and supplies for Health System employees seeking a Masters, Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility: Registered Nurses or supervisory personnel working in Methodist Health System for a minimum of 16 hours per week for the past two years. Individuals employed in clinical positions that provide direct patient care or patient care positions aspiring to be a nurse are also eligible. Continuing interest in Nebraska Methodist Health System and the nursing profession. Selection criteria include patient focus, honor and respect, excellence, teamwork, and service to community.

Deadline: Applications are only available during the months of January and February for the upcoming academic year. Applications are due at the end of February. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April.

Administered by: Methodist Hospital Foundation

Funded by: Methodist Hospital Foundation

Contact: Methodist Hospital Foundation, (402) 354-4825 or foundation@nmhs.org

Carolyn Scott “Spirit of Excellence” Scholarship

Benefit: A $7,500 scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, and supplies for Health System employees seeking a Masters, Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility: Registered Nurses or supervisory personnel working in Methodist Health System for a minimum of 12 hours per week for the past two years. Continuing interest in Nebraska Methodist Health System and the nursing profession. Selection criteria include caring qualities, academic excellence, leadership potential and performance record.

Deadline: Applications are only available during the months of January and February for the upcoming academic year. Applications are due at the end of February. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April.

Administered by: Methodist Hospital Foundation

Funded by: Methodist Hospital Foundation

Contact: Methodist Hospital Foundation, (402) 354-4825 or foundation@nmhs.org

Employee Development Grant

The Employee Development Grant (EDG) provides up to $1,600 per academic year for eligible Methodist Health System employees who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program of study at NMC.  The employee must have been employed at MHS for a minimum of two years, must be an employee in good standing, and must work a minimum of 16 hours a week. 

The application is available on the benefits page of the MHS intranet.  The completed application must be signed by the employee, supervisor, and HR representative, and it must be submitted to the NMC Financial Aid Office by the appropriate deadline:

Fall - August 1

Spring - December 1

Summer - May 1

Dependent Discount Program

The Dependent Discount Program is available to legal dependents of MHS employees and provides a 20% discount of tuition only. The application form is available on the benefits page in the MHS Intranet.

Find out more here.

Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides up to $2,000 a year for employees who have worked at least six months, at a minimum of 16 hours prior to the beginning of the semester or term. The actual amount is limited to tuition costs of a course or degree program that is directly related to the employee's current position or promotion within MHS.

Find out more here.

Academy Programs

The Methodist Health System Academy Program provides tuition coverage for MHS employees enrolled in specific programs (see below). This coverage is specifically designated for tuition and does not include funding for textbooks or any other associated fees. In exchange for coverage, employees must agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Eligibility Guidelines.

MHS offers the Academy Program to employees upon acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College, completion of Academy selection form, approval through Human Resources and as Academy funding is available.

Selection forms providing eligibility and sponsorship by affiliate are also available on our internal portal, Lawson.  Follow this path on Lawson for the selection forms: Human Resources > MHS Benefits or MJE Benefits > Pursuing Your Dreams. 

Learn more about the programs available to academy students:

Contact NMC Admissions at (402) 354-7200 or admissions@methodistcollege.edu with any questions.

External Scholarships

American Association for Men in Nursing Foundation

American Association for Men in Nursing Foundation offers scholarships for male nursing students. For more information visit www.aamn.org.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing has many nursing and nursing related scholarships, along with links to the organizations that offer them. For more information visit www.aacnnursing.org/Students/Financial-Aid.

College Board

The College Board provides an up-to-date scholarship search, as well as advice on how to apply for a scholarship and spot a scholarship scam. For more information visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/scholarships-grants.

DiscoverNursing.com

Discover Nursing, hosted by Johnson & Johnson, has an extensive nursing scholarship search feature. For more information visit www.discovernursing.com.

EducationQuest Foundation

EducationQuest is located in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney, and provides several services to students including a free scholarship search. For more information visit www.educationquest.org.

Exceptional Nurse

Exceptional Nurse awards scholarships to qualified students with a documented disability. Preference is given to undergraduates. For more information visit www.exceptionalnurse.com/scholarship.php.

FastWeb

FastWeb scholarship search lets students create a personalized profile that is matched against an expansive database of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has over 1.5 million scholarships totaling more than $3.4 billion. FastWeb also notifies students when new scholarships are added and application deadlines are approaching. For more information visit www.fastweb.com.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) awards scholarships to NAHN members enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program. For more information visit nahnnet.org.

National Student Nurses Association

The National Student Nurses Association offers scholarships to undergraduate nursing students. 

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, administered by HRSA, is available for registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nursing faculty.

Applicants must work full-time in an eligible Critical Shortage Facility in a high need area, or in an accredited school of nursing.

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program, administered by HRSA, is available to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program.

The scholarship assists with tuition, fees and other educational costs; in exchange, the recipient must work at an eligible facility upon graduation.

To apply, students must be free from an existing service agreement.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation awards academic scholarships for students pursuing bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees. For more information visit https://www.onfgivesback.org/apply-now.

P.E.O.

PEO is a philanthropic, educational organization with the purpose of "Women Helping Women Reach for the Stars!" 

PEO Scholar Awards - a one-time, competitive, merit-based award for women pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, study or research, and who will make significant contributions in their field. Learn more at https://www.peointernational.org/scholar.

View other PEO supported projects at https://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Nebraska Methodist College partners with the Creighton University ROTC to provide scholarships and training for undergraduate nursing students. For more information and to learn if you are eligible contact the Creighton Army ROTC at www.armyrotc.com/edu/creighton.

Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae provides two scholarship databases. 

Scholarship Search includes more than 6 million college scholarships worth up to $30 billion.

Graduate School Scholarship Search includes 950,000 scholarships worth up to $1 billion.

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com was founded in 1998 with the purpose of making college funding more attainable and has grown into the largest independent, free scholarship search and financial aid information online. For more information visit www.scholarships.com.

Sigma Global Nursing Excellence

Sigma Global Nursing Excellence maintains a list of nursing scholarship opportunities

United Methodist Church Scholarship Programs

NMC students who are active, full members of a United Methodist Church may be eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the United Methodist Church Foundation or the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Award amounts range from $2,000 to $5,000. The NMC Financial Aid Office distributes information about these opportunities when the application cycle opens.

Call 402-354-7200 to talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.