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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Financial Benefits

Cancer Research Program Scholarship Opportunities for New Students

All Cancer Research Doctoral Program students receive a yearly stipend of $29,000 and may be eligible for additional scholarships. Students accepted to the program are screened for eligibility and do not need to submit separate applications for scholarship awards.

Scholarship Level 1

$200/month for a maximum of two years, for a total of $2,400 per year above the annual stipend. Receiving the second year of funding will be contingent on making good progress in research and having a cumulative UNMC grade point average (GPA) >3.00. Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Prior research experience
  • High cumulative GPA prior to joining UNMC
  • Cumulative UNMC GPA >3.00, if graduate courses have been completed at UNMC
  • MD/PhD or PhD students (including students originally admitted to UNMC either in IGPBS Single Program or Multi-Program status) who are members of the Cancer Research Doctoral Program
  • Having a research advisor with an Eppley Institute primary appointment (after completion of research rotations)

Scholarship Level 2

Eligible students are guaranteed a scholarship of $200/month for a maximum of two years, for a total of $2,400 per year above the annual stipend. Receiving the second year of funding will be contingent on making good progress in research and having a cumulative UNMC GPA >3.00. Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will receive this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Extensive prior research experience
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.80 prior to joining UNMC (in undergraduate coursework, and, if applicable, also in any graduate coursework that the student may have completed)
  • Cumulative UNMC GPA >3.00, if graduate courses have been completed at UNMC
  • PhD students originally admitted to UNMC either in IGPBS Single Program or Multi-Program status who are members of the Cancer Research Doctoral Program
  • Having a research advisor with an Eppley Institute primary appointment (after completion of research rotations)

Scholarship Level 3

$300-400/month for a maximum of four years, for a total of $3,600-$4,800 per year above the annual stipend. Receiving funding in the second through fourth years will be contingent on making good research progress and having a cumulative UNMC GPA >3.00. These scholarships start at $300/month and rise to $400/month upon successful completion of the comprehensive exam. Students who meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Exceptional prior research experience
  • Exceptional cumulative GPA prior to joining UNMC
  • Cumulative UNMC GPA >3.00, if graduate courses have been completed at UNMC
  • MD/PhD or PhD students (including students originally admitted to UNMC either in IGPBS Single Program or Multi-Program status) who are members of the Cancer Research Doctoral Program
  • Having a research advisor with an Eppley Institute primary appointment (after completion of research rotations)