Scholarships

The Nebraska Health Care Foundation (NHCF) supports those continuing their education in long-term care by awarding a variety of scholarships each year. Funds for nursing scholarships are made available through Health Care Information Systems and The Vetter Foundation, in conjunction with NHCF. Dietary scholarship funds are made available through Sysco Lincoln, in partnership with NHCF. Congressional Briefing scholarship funds are made available through Nye Health Services, The Olson Group, and Quality First Insurance, LLC, in partnership with NHCF.

Quarterly Medication Aide Scholarship Applications 
NHCF offers two (2) Medication Aide Scholarships per quarter to assist qualified persons who wish to become a medication aide in a nursing facility and/or assisted living community. The scholarship application opens in January, April, July, and October and closes at the end of March, June, September, and December. Scholarship recipients and non-recipients are notified the month following the close of the application period.

Quarterly Basic Nursing Assistant Scholarship Applications 
NHCF offers three (3) Basic Nursing Assistant Scholarships per quarter to assist qualified persons who wish to become a basic nursing assistant in a nursing facility and/or assisted living community. The scholarship application opens in January, April, July, and October and closes at the end of March, June, September, and December. Scholarship recipients and non-recipients are notified the month following the close of the application period.

2022 Annual Scholarships

The application period for the 2022 Annual Scholarships has closed. Congratulations to all recipients!

  • Four (4) Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Scholarships are offered to individuals wishing to attend an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care seminar offered by the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association/Nebraska Assisted Living Association.
  • One (1) Activity Director Scholarship is offered to an individual wishing to complete the Activity Director Training Home Course offered by the Nebraska Health Care Learning Center.
  • One (1) Social Service Designee Scholarship is offered to an individual wishing to attend the Social Service Designee Training offered by the Nebraska Health Care Learning Center.
  • One (1) Assisted Living Administrator Scholarship is offered to an individual wishing to attend the Assisted Living Administrator Training offered by the Nebraska Health Care Learning Center and become an administrator or manager in assisted living.
  • Four (4) $1,000 RN Scholarships are offered to individuals who would like to become registered nurses and practice in the long-term care profession.
  • Four (4) $750 LPN Scholarships are offered to individuals who would like to become licensed practical nurses and practice in the long-term care profession.
  • Four (4) $500 Dietary Scholarships are offered to individuals who would like to become involved in food service or dietary practice in the long-term health care profession.
  • Three (3) $500 Nurse Advancement Scholarships are offered to licensed RNs and/or LPNs who would like to complete training/certification testing to enhance their capabilities and practice their skills in the long-term care profession.
  • One (1) $500 Nursing Home Administrator Scholarship is offered to an individual who would like to become a Nursing Home Administrator.
  • Four (4) $250 Maxine Guy LPN Scholarships to current Nebraska LPNs wishing to further their education through an accredited organization.
  • Four (4) $250 General Scholarships are offered to individuals who would like to complete training to enhance their capabilities and practice their skills in a nursing facility or assisted living facility.
  • Two (2) $1,250 Quality Summit Scholarships are offered to individuals wishing to attend the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit, May 16-18, 2022, in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Four (4) $1,500 Congressional Briefing Scholarships – Direct Care Staff are offered to direct care staff individuals wishing to attend the AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing, June 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
  • One (1) $1,500 Congressional Briefing Scholarship – Board Member is offered to a board member wishing to attend the AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing, June 6-7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
  • One (1) AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention Scholarship is offered to a long-term care professional interested in attending the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention, Oct. 9-12, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Safe Resident Assistance Grant
Thanks to the support of West Bend Mutual Insurance, NHCF is offering a Safe Resident Assistance Grant to eligible NNFA and NALA Facility Members. In 2022, the West Bend Charitable Grant Foundation is making it possible for NHCF to subsidize the cost of safe resident assistance equipment, such as lifts, purchased by awarded facilities. Thanks to West Bend, NHCF will award a total of four (4) grants at no more than $2,500 each. Applicants are not required to be West Bend Mutual Insurance customers.

For questions about scholarships, contact Marketing at Marketing@nehca.org