KHOP & Scholarship Programs

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

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.

*New in 2017: Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant have been added to KHOP.  Please see the brochure below for more information!

Special Note from UNMC

The College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, the College 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.  For more information on rural residency eligibility, please visit this website for more information.           

High School Seniors ***Deadline November 15th

Kearney Health Opportunities Program Brochure
Kearney Health Opportunities Program Application

Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

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

PHEAST Website

PHEAST Application

Click below to hear from Shelby, UNK Alumna '14 and current UNMC MPH Student.

For more information on these scholarships, please contact UNK Health Sciences:
Phone: 308-865-8260
Email: Peggy Abels, abelsp@unk.edu