NHA Foundation Health Care Career Scholarship Program

The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The purposes of the Foundation include:

  • To advance the improvement of the health of the people of Nebraska through the provision of better health care.
  • To foster and sponsor educational programs for training of health career personnel.
  • To provide financial aid for Nebraska hospital employees needing assistance in the pursuit of an education in the health care field.
  • To promote and sponsor research of health care issues.

For more information, contact Brian Noonan, Senior Director of Communications and Education, via email or call (402) 742-8151.

Undergraduate Health Care Scholarship

Considering the importance and complexities of high-quality health care in today’s society, it is critical for bright, talented people to be encouraged to pursue professions in the field. With that in mind, the NHA Research and Educational Foundation offers the Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program, designed for students interested in a career in health care.

These scholarships support future leaders in their efforts to earn a high-quality education. This scholarship is available to students who are employed by an NHA member hospital and who are enrolled in an accredited program leading to a bachelor’s degree, certification or registration in a health care career. Approved programs include, but are not limited to, nursing, radiological technology, clinical medical technology, physical therapy, etc.

Ten recipients are selected to receive $1,500 for the academic year. Applicants must be employed by a member hospital of the Nebraska Hospital Association for at least 1 year. 

Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in health care at an accredited college or university or an accredited institution offering online degree programs. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist with tuition and academic expenses in the form of an award of $3,000 for an academic year for eight individuals. Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in health care administration are preferred, but many programs are still eligible. 

The NHA Foundation is pleased to provide additional scholarships due to a generous donation to the Health Care Career Scholarship Program from both FocusOne Solutions and Aureus Medical Group.

These new scholarships assist students who are working toward a career to improve the health and well-being of Nebraska’s communities. Aureus Medical Group and FocusOne Solutions are dedicated to helping outstanding health care professionals take the next step forward in their health care career. 

NHAREF announces 2018 health care career scholarship recipients

The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Graduate Studies Tuition Aid Program and the Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program.

“The NHAREF is pleased to award scholarships to hospital employees who have selected to focus on a health care career.  This year’s awardees represent the commitment to advance their learning to enable them to provide direct patient care or to offer the many support services hospitals utilize,” Nebraska Hospital Association President Laura Redoutey said. “We are honored that so many applied for these scholarships. We wish all of our student employees well as they pursue their educational dreams.”  

Nebraska’s hospitals are proud to support these outstanding students who will keep our quality of care among the best in the nation.

Recipients of the 2018 Graduate Studies Tuition Aid Program:

  • Emily Colyer, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha (Aureus Medical Group scholarship)
  • Suzanne Day, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha (FocusOne Solutions scholarship)
  • Brett Eggleston, Callaway District Hospital, Callaway
  • Kristianna Farley, CHI Health St. Francis, Grand Island
  • Christina Flaata, Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior
  • Dawn Friesel, Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn
  • Dayle Harlow, Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva
  • Sarah Huettner, Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus
  • Alisha Obando, Chadron Community Hospital, Chadron
  • Sara Rybacki, Community Hospital, McCook

Recipients of the 2018 Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program:

  • Marcy Aldana, CHI Health St. Mary’s, Nebraska City (FocusOne Solutions scholarship)
  • Amanda Barnes, Webster County Community Hospital, Red Cloud
  • Bethanie Bates, Box Butte General Hospital, Alliance
  • Jeanne Hansen, Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman
  • Arthur Martin, CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha
  • Elizabeth Maschmann, Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior
  • Neil Schmedding, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha
  • Natalie Uhing, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, Blair (Aureus Medical Group scholarship)
  • Jordin Wasson, Tri Valley Health System, Cambridge
  • Andrea Wilder Wilson, Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center, Broken Bow
  • Taylor York, Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff