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Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsors
University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Deadlines
Nov 15, 2018
Contact

Peggy Abels
308.865.8260
abelsp@unk.edu

Purpose

The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) provides scholarships and professional development for high school seniors from rural Nebraska who wish to practice in rural Nebraska following the completion of specific health professions educational programs.

There are positions available for students wishing to pursue the following professions:

  • Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiography
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are high school seniors from rural Nebraska who:

  • Will receive a high school diploma or equivalent within the current school year
  • Have a sincere interest in becoming a healthcare provider
  • Have a willingness to practice in rural Nebraska
  • Have scored a minimum ACT composite of 23 or above before the application deadline

Rural residency requirements are described in detail in the KHOP Brochure.

Additional factors that may be considered in student selection include:

  • Individual is from an environment of economic disadvantage
  • Individual will be a first generation college student
  • Individual demonstrates an active involvement in communities and neighborhoods where opportunities are diminished, especially those opportunities to receive the benefits of healthcare
  • Proficiency in languages spoken in underserved communities with healthcare needs
Geographic coverage
Nebraska
Amount of funding

Each participant will:

  • Receive a full tuition scholarship for coursework at University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK)
  • Follow a special curriculum and participate in professional development activities at UNK that will prepare them for their healthcare program at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
  • Receive admission to their specified healthcare program at UNMC upon satisfactory completion of all requirements within the prescribed timeline

The number of positions available for each program is listed in the KHOP Brochure.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Students must also submit an online application for admission to the UNK Undergraduate Admissions Office by the admissions deadline.

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Nebraska



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