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BBGH & BBHF Educational Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
• Applicant must be a resident of Box Butte, Dawes, Morrill, Grant, or Sheridan counties.
• Applicant must either be pursuing or enrolled in a healthcare program or degree – clinical or business/finance.
• Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and college applicants must be enrolled as full-time students (12 credits).
• Applicant must express a desire to pursue employment in the service area of Box Butte General Hospital.
• Preference is given to current or past BBGH employees.
• The scholarships are merit-based, and applicants must demonstrate a financial need.

Award Amount
• Box Butte General Hospital and Box Butte Health Foundation will award 15 scholarships for $2,000 each. Applications are available on February 1 and must be postmarked by March 1.
        - 5 high school scholarships
        - 10 college scholarships
• Each scholarship will be paid as follows: $1,000 for the fall semester and $1,000 for the spring semester.
• Scholarship funds may be used to cover education expenses, including tuition, books, and other fees.
• Funds are paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.
• Payment for the fall semester will be initiated on September 1st once a class schedule has been submitted. Spring semester payment will be initiated on February 1st once a spring semester class schedule and fall semester transcripts have been submitted. Please submit everything to Shadell Peterson. Contact information is below.

Application Procedure
• Complete the educational scholarship application form below.
• Obtain and submit current official college or high school transcript.
• Complete a short essay describing what this scholarship would mean to you and why you chose or are interested in a healthcare career. May include: what professional goals you hope to achieve, relevant work or shadowing experience, and/or advantages of living and working in a rural area.
• Provide two letters of recommendation, each with a separate reference form below. One professional and one personal.
• Submissions that do not meet all requirements will not be considered.
• For consideration scholarship packets must be postmarked by March 1, 2024. No exceptions.

Applications Closed. Come back next year!

Submit applications to:
Box Butte General Hospital
PO Box 810
Alliance, NE 69301
Attn: Shadell Peterson

Or email the application, transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation to
Please include all materials in ONE email. 

Questions? Call 308.762.4357 ext. 3034.