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Scott Scholars

The Scott Scholars Program at Nebraska Methodist College was established by the Walter Scott Family in recognition of the outstanding medical care and personal attention their mother, Carolyn, received from her nurses. Carolyn was a patient at Methodist Hospital in the 1980s.

This full-tuition scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, Amy L. Scott Foundation, Dixon Family Foundation, and Parker Family Foundation.

“Our mother received extraordinary care from a group of exceptional nurses at Methodist Hospital. The care she received brought her comfort during a difficult time. With the Scott Scholars Program at Nebraska Methodist College, we hope to support caring individuals as they pursue their dreams of becoming a nurse,” said the Scott family, Karen Dixon, Sandy Parker and Amy Scott.

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Program Benefits

  • scott-scholars2Fully funded tuition and fees, renewable for four years.
  • Access to funding for approved student enrichment opportunities.
  • Individualized academic and career advising.
  • Assigned mentors who are nursing professionals at Methodist Health System.
  • Healthcare career exploration, professional development and networking.

Requirements and Application Information

scott-scholars3The Scott Scholars Program provides a renewable award in the amount of tuition and fees available to incoming students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing through NMC’s traditional nursing program. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete Scott Scholars application – click HERE for the 2024 application (Applications open October 2, 2023).
  • Applicants must have a FAFSA application on file by March 1, 2024.
  • 3.2 cumulative GPA required and must maintain a 3.0 GPA at NMC.
  • Success in math and science coursework.
  • A select group of candidates will be invited to participate in an interview.

Application Timeline

The application opens in the fall and acceptance agreements will be sent out mid-spring.
  • Application opens October 2, 2023.
  • Application due March 1, 2024.
  • Interviews held in March 2024.
  • Scholarship recipients notified late March 2024.
  • Acceptance agreements signed April 2024.

Meet the Current Scott Scholars

Check out our Scott Scholars:

These students are inspiring. At a time when our communities desperately need skilled, dedicated nurses, they’re stepping forward to do the hard, important work. That takes commitment and courage. We celebrate all they have achieved, and we’re grateful to the Scott family for supporting them.” - Tracy Madden-McMahon, President and CEO of Methodist Hospital Foundation

This award is different because the most important qualification is the students’ ‘heartset.’ Their reason for going into the nursing profession matters. These Scott Scholars stood out with their level of compassion and understanding. We’re honored to have them as students at NMC,” - Dr. Deb Carlson, President and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College

Scott Scholars Program Contact Information

Susan L. Ward, PhD, RN

Scott Scholars Program Coordinator,

Accreditation Specialist, Graduate Faculty

Nebraska Methodist College

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114

(402) 354-7063

View Dr. Ward's bio

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