Deadline to apply for Spring 2023 semester funding is 12/16/2022. Applicants may still apply to be considered for Summer 2023 semester.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) granted $5,000,000 to Nebraska DHHS to distribute in the form of scholarships to eligible Nebraska nursing students in approved nursing programs up to $2,500/semester. This scholarship will fulfill two primary goals: to reduce barriers to entry in the nursing field and to grow Nebraska's public health workforce. Upon completion of their nursing programs, these students will be obligated to practice nursing in Nebraska for a minimum of two years. Each of these students will play a vital supporting role in rebuilding Nebraska's public health infrastructure and will advance the state's recovery from COVID-induced nursing shortages.

Any Nebraska resident currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a Nebraskan LPN, ADN, or accelerated BSN program is eligible to apply.  These scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. After submitting their applications and all necessary documentation, students will receive the scholarship amount in Spring 2023 and each subsequent semester until either their program is completed or ARPA funds run out.

Please complete the application below to determine your eligibility. You will enter your personal information, demographic information, and nursing program information. Failure to enter correct Student Identification Number may cause scholarship funds to be delayed. You will also be required to attach proof of enrollment as well as complete the W9/ACH Enrollment form. To complete this form, you will need to upload the file, fill it out digitally, then submit the completed version.

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