Scholarships in Long-term Healthcare

Mitzi Harris Martin Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Johnson County pursuing advance education or certification in the long-term healthcare field.

Holdrege Memorial Homes Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduate or graduating senior from a Phelps County high school who will pursue studies in health care, human services, long-term care or nursing. Minimum 2.0 GPA required.

Senior Care Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a student enrolled in an associate, bachelor's, or graduate-level degree program in the fields of gerontology, long-term care administration, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Letter of introduction and 500-word essay on selected topic required. Selection based upon the most compelling essay as judge by an outside panel of senior living professionals.

Volunteer Resources Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: September 12

Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student who is an active member of the FHN Volunteer Program and is pursuing a degree in a healthcare field. Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum 40 volunteer hours in the FHN program, and one-page essay required on this topic: "How has your volunteer experience at FHN contributed to your personal career goals?" Finalists required to participate in interview.

AvaCare Mdical Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 15

Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen. Students must be studying or planning on studying a medicine related field. Students must be at least a high school senior. AvaCare Medical offers an annual scholarship for an inspiring act of kindness. Selection is based on judge scores as well as public votes. Submission may be in the form of a blog post, an image or a short video clip. Finalists are selected based on content, creativity and quality of work.