Scholarships offered at UNMC are provided by the University of Nebraska Foundation's fundraising efforts and a variety of private donors. Most awards are made based on merit and financial need. Scholarship committees select scholarship recipients in each of the respective colleges and programs.

Who is eligible to apply: All full-time students are eligible to apply by completing the UNMC Scholarship application in MyRecords. Students who begin their academic year in Spring term, are also eligible to apply.

*Your college or program may request additional information*

Questions regarding scholarship eligibility within your college or program should be directed to the following:

College of Allied Health Professions

College of Dentistry

College of Medicine

College of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

College of Public Health

Graduate Studies

When are scholarships awarded

Scholarship award notifications are sent to recipients by their college or program beginning in June. Award notifications include the scholarship name and amount awarded.

Scholarships are disbursed to recipients’ student accounts in two installments, Fall and Spring, unless otherwise dictated by the scholarship criteria. Scholarships are applied to the student account approximately one week prior to start of the term.

Recipient Expectation:

UNMC expects scholarship recipients to acknowledge the receipt of a scholarship with a thank you note to the donors. Please review the instructions for completing the thank you note process as failure to recognize a scholarship may jeopardize students' eligibility for future scholarship awards. For questions, please email, Attn. Karen.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Plough Scholarship – College of Pharmacy Students

Plough, Inc. is a recognized leader in ethical pharmaceuticals and proprietary medicines throughout the world. Scholarship funding was established in 1981 for Pharmacy students in tribute to the retail pharmacists of Nebraska. The scholarship requires a one-time application. Students are encouraged to apply at the time of admission to the College of Pharmacy. Completed Plough Scholarship applications should be forwarded to, Attn. Karen.

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship - College of Medicine Students

The Gratitude Scholarship for the UNMC College of Medicine has been established at the Arizona Community Foundation by Dr. Deborah L. Lindquist. The Foundation will award $10,000 annually.

Dr. Lindquist grew up in Plattsmouth, NE and received her first UNMC Degree in Medical Technology, then returned to medical school at UNMC as a second career student, graduating in 1980. She trained in hematology/oncology and specialized in breast cancer treatment, serving patients in Northern Arizona for over 30 years. She created the scholarship out of deep gratitude for her medical education.

Please download and complete the scholarship application and return via email to Karen Freeman, UNMC Scholarship Coordinator at The deadline for completing the application is May 1, 2021.

The Arizona Community Foundation will select the recipient no later than July 1, 2021, and the UNMC Financial Aid Office will notify the recipient. The scholarship may be renewable for up to four (4) years, provided the student meets the qualifying criteria and is approved by the Arizona Community Foundation for renewal.

Applicant qualifications are:

Nebraska Medicine Guild Alice Friedlander Scholarship – College of Nursing, College of Public Health, College of Allied Health Professions, College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy Students

The Nebraska Medicine Guild annually awards students with $5,000 scholarships. Scholarship details and the application can be found here. The application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is March 19, 2021. For questions, please email, Attn: Stephanie Fryers

Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship – Undergraduate, First Degree Only Students

Students transferring to UNMC from another University of Nebraska institution, who have eligibility under the guidelines of the Buffett scholarship, should notify the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation of their transfer to UNMC. The Buffett Foundation will advise UNMC of the student's remaining eligibility. The maximum Buffett UNMC scholarship award includes the book allowance. UNMC does not provide book vouchers to recipients. For questions, please email

Davis-Chambers Scholarship – All Students

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find the financial requirements of Postsecondary education a major obstacle. Students who have knowledge and experience in a diverse environment of community are encouraged to apply. This scholarship requires a specific Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application.

Students may submit their application/essays to EITHER of the following: 

University of Nebraska-Medical Center
Office of Student Equity and Multicultural Affairs
984275 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4275

OR UNMC Financial Aid Office

Nebraska Legacy Scholarship – Undergraduate Students

Nebraska Legacy scholarships are only available to undergraduate students. The nonresident portion of tuition may be fully, or partially, waived for any undergraduate nonresident student of UNMC who is a child of a University of Nebraska graduate. Legacy scholars must meet the eligibility standards established by their UNMC academic program. The Nebraska Legacy Scholarship awarded by one campus of the University is not transferable to another campus of the University. However, a student who enrolls as a Legacy Scholarship student at one campus of the University may qualify for a Legacy Scholarship at another campus of the University if he/she meets the scholarship criteria for new transfer students specified in the rules of the campus to which the student is transferring. A UNMC Legacy Scholarship Application will be provided to those who self-identify their legacy status on the UNMC Scholarship Application.

Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

Tuition scholarships, for an amount up to the difference between resident and non-resident tuition, may be offered to selected students who are not residents of Nebraska. Recipients and award amounts are determined by the academic programs. For questions, please email your college or program contact listed above.

Regent Scholarship – Nebraska Residents Only

Awards are generally made to students with high academic achievement. These scholarships are determined by the academic program and are not automatically renewable. This award does not require a separate application. For questions, please email your college or program contact listed above.

Regent Transfer Scholarship – First Year Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Regent scholars, transferring to UNMC from another University of Nebraska institution, who have not exhausted their scholarship eligibility, may have the balance of their scholarship applied to the first year of tuition at UNMC. Students must contact the Financial Aid Office at their current institution to determine their remaining eligibility. The awarding campus Financial Aid Office will provide the UNMC Scholarship Coordinator with the details regarding your remaining eligibility. The Regents transfer scholarship will be applied to the students account based on the rate of tuition from the previous institution. For questions regarding a Regent Transfer Scholarship, please email