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Scholarships & Grants

Learn about the available scholarships & grants offered at Nebraska Methodist College. 

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

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 7, 2020
 
 
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 7, 2020
 
 
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:
December 7, 2020
 
 
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 11, 2021
 
 
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 for a sibling of a current NMC student, or a 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.

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.aacn.nche.edu.
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. For more information visit http://www.nsna.org/.
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.
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.
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.

Grants
Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest financial need who meet federal eligibility requirements. For 2020-2021, annual award amounts for a full-time student range from $639 to $6,345 based on a formula and payment schedule issued by the U.S. Department of Education. In certain situations, an eligible student can receive up to 150% of the scheduled Pell Grant award for an academic year. Awards are prorated for enrollment less than full-time. In some cases, a student enrolled less than half-time may qualify for a Pell Grant. Eligibility is limited to no more than 12 full-time equivalent semesters.

To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, fill out your FAFSA and continue to submit your FAFSA for each year you are enrolled.

During the Fall 2020 semester, 30 percent of full-time undergraduate students received a Federal Pell Grant. Of these recipients, 95 percent were female. Female students represent 90 percent of the total undergraduate student body. 75 percent of Federal Pell Grant recipients were of White/Non-Hispanic race/ethnicity, which represents 81 percent of the student body ethnicity. The table below is a breakdown of Fall 2020 enrollment by gender and race/ethnicity of students receiving Federal Pell Grants.

Fall 2020 Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Race/Ethnicity Female Male
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0
Asian 6 2
Black or African American 8 0
Hispanic of Any Race 12 1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 0
Race and Ethnicity Unknown 2 0
Two or More Races 5 0
White 107 4
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Available to eligible undergraduate students with first priority given to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. Although award amounts may range from $100 to $4,000, the typical award is $2,000.  Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more).

To apply for a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, fill out your FAFSA and continue to submit your FAFSA for each year you are enrolled. The financial aid office will award FSEOGs to students that have the most financial need.

Nebraska Opportunity Grant

Available to Nebraska residents who have substantial financial need. The maximum award amount is based on available funding and current legislative guidelines. A typical award is $2,000. Must be enrolled at least half-time. This program is funded by the State of Nebraska.

To apply for a Nebraska Opportunity Grant, fill out your FAFSA and continue to submit your FAFSA for each year you are enrolled. The financial aid office will award NOGs to students that have the most financial need.

Residents of states other than Nebraska should contact the respective state's higher education agency for information on sources of state funding that may be available to you. For more information, check the listing of state agencies and contact information.

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) Grant

Available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at least half-time. Funds are provided by the Methodist Hospital Foundation.  A typical award is $2,000.

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

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