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Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Higher Education

EducationQuest Foundation for Scholarships

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Students, College Students, Adult Learners
Majors/Fields of Study: All
Residency: Nebraska Other Comments: EducationQuest Foundation helps Nebraska residents search for local Nebraska Scholarships through their program called ScholarshipQuest. This program will ask students to submit a profile to match scholarships to their specific criteria. Please visit their website for more information.
Contact: EducationQuest’s website below.
Website:
http://www.educationquest.org/


Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Waiver of Tuition

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Nebraska
Student Attends School In: Nebraska
Other Comments:has a parent, stepparent or spouse who was a member of the armed forces of the United States and who: (1) Died of a service connected disability; (2) Died subsequent to discharge as a result of injury or illness sustained while in service; (3) Is permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service; (4) Is classified as missing in action or as a prisoner of war during armed hostilities after August 4, 1964.
Contact: Students should contact the County Veterans Service Officer from the Veteran’s Department in their area. Applications may be submitted to the County Veterans Service Officer.
Website:
www.vets.state.ne.us/

Nebraska Health & Human Services, Office of Rural Health

Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Medical Professionals

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Students pursuing professional medical graduate degrees
Majors/Fields of Study: Medicine, Physician’s Assistant
Residency: Nebraska
Other Comments: This program is open to Nebraska residents accepted for admission into an accredited medical school or to a physicians assistant program in the state. The recipient must agree to practice primary care medicine in an area of the state designated by the commission as medically under-served. Three-Year practice obligation. Communities with in shortage areas must apply to become approved loan repayment sites, and must agree to provide an equal match to state dollars (up to $10,000 per year for up to three years) The local match can come from any source.
Contact: Marlene Janssen, Research Analyst Nebraska Office of Rural Health 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95007 Lincoln, NE 68509-5007 PHONE: (402)-471-2337 FAX: (402)-471-0383
Website:
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/LR_INFO072011.pdf

Nursing Student Loan Program

Amount: $1,000 not to exceed $2,000 per year;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: Nursing
Citizenship: United States
Residency: Nebraska
Other Comments: The loan will be forgiven when the recipient of the loan has engaged in full time nursing practice in Nebraska for the number of years for which loans were received. Please visit the website listed for more information.
Contact: Visit the website below to access pdf forms for the program and visit the financial aid office at your educational institution.
Website:
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_nursing_crna_loan.aspx

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