The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state.
The College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, the School of Allied Health Professions, and College of Medicine at UNMC have all agreed on the rural residency status eligibility guidelines for the KHOP/RHOP Programs.
The following cities, towns and census designated places ARE NOT considered rural and therefore not eligible to apply to KHOP/RHOP:
The following cities, towns and census designated places ARE considered rural and therefore eligible to apply to KHOP/RHOP:
UNMC Recruitment and Student Engagement has updated its website to reflect the rural residency eligibility. For more information go to:
High School Seniors ***Deadline November 15th
The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a joint venture between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Medicine, designed to assist previous medical school candidates who are strongly committed to training as primary care physicians and practicing in rural Nebraska. The program will target individuals with a need to bolster their academic record in order to improve their medical school candidacy.
***Deadline June 1st
Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and research of disease and injury prevention. Public health is everything from leading a healthier lifestyle to ensuring safe drinking water. Public Health creates a safer world for yourself and future generations. The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a Masters in Public Health in seven different areas: Biostatistics, Community Health Education, Community Oriented Primary Care, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Administration.
The purpose of PHEAST is to create a pipeline and cadre of public health professionals who will practice in Nebraska.
*This program requires you are a Nebraska resident in your sophomore or junior year.
***Deadline March 15
For more information on these scholarships, please contact the UNK Health Science Programs Office:
Email: Peggy Abels, firstname.lastname@example.org