The Nebraska Medical Foundation provides scholarship opportunities to medical students who have demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership. Please review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship below.

Not a current student member of the NMA? Signing up is easy (and free) through our application here. Not sure if you’re a member or if we have your current information? Email our membership director Meghan Johnson at meghanj@nebmed.org.

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE
January 5, 2024
Scholarship application period opens
February 4, 2024
Scholarship application period closes
March 7, 2024
NMF Board meeting – scholarship selection
March 8, 2024
Scholarship winners announced
April 21, 2024
Scholarship award recognition banquet

Click on the + sign next to each scholarship to review the eligibility criteria.
Please note: the application form doesn’t have the ability to save so be sure to allocate time to complete it in its entirety.

Creighton University Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, or Phelps County in Nebraska (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Chuck Pallesen, JD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current second year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in health policy and advocacy.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Herbert Reese, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current third year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Jerry Schenken, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Linda Ford, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in public health.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current second or third year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Lincoln County (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Lincoln County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their current activities in medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Colfax, Loup, Nance, Platte, Polk, or Valley County in Nebraska (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Platte Loup Valley County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their current activities in medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

UNMC Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan or Phelps County in Nebraska (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Chuck Pallesen, JD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current second year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in health policy and advocacy.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established from an endowment by Ron Asher, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current third year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Outstanding academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Herbert Reese, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current third year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Jerry Schenken, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established in honor of Linda Ford, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Strong interest in public health.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska
  • Current second or third year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Lincoln County resident (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Lincoln County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their current activities in medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Resident of Colfax, Loup, Nance, Platte, Polk, or Valley County in Nebraska (determined by residence of parent or yourself).
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • The student agrees to correspond with the Platte Loup Valley County Medical Society and the Nebraska Medical Foundation at least once a year concerning their current activities in medical school.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Established from an endowment by the Roger Meyer, MD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current third or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Outstanding scholarship (as judged by a cumulative assessment of such performance during medical school education).
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).
  • Planning to do a residency in family practice, OB/GYN, surgery, internal medicine or pediatrics (with preference in order listed).
  • Planning to practice in rural Nebraska in a town with population of 15,000 or less.

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

  • Attending medical school in Nebraska.
  • Current first, second, third, or fourth year medical student.
  • Member of the NMA Medical Student Chapter.
  • Good academic standing.
  • Demonstrated outstanding traits of character and leadership qualities (a judgment of such traits as measured at the time of selection).

Policies & Procedures

  • Award will be made on basis of competitive application.
  • Selection of the award shall be made by the NMF Scholarship Committee.
  • Notice of the award may be published at the option of the Nebraska Medical Association and the Association may issue a general news release.

Application Form