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Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarship Information and Application

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska offers college scholarships to NSEA members

The deadline for the Fall Application was Sept. 30. Please check back for future scholarship opportunities.

Upon successful submission, you will receive an email verification. If you do not receive an email, contact Sally Bodtke ( at (800) 742-0047.

How would you like to improve your skills and knowledge – and only have to pay part of the cost?

The scholarships are awarded three times each year. All applications must be made through the NSEA website.

Scholarships may be used to pursue an advanced degree, seek additional teaching endorsements or to take course work for certification requirements. Stipends may cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a single, three-hour college course. Each applicant may apply for scholarship dollars for no more than three hours of course work. Books and supplies are not covered.

NSEA will notify scholarship applicants of the status of their application. The goal is to award stipends to the largest number of members from each of NSEA’s six governance districts. To be eligible, NSEA members must be covered by either single or family Blue Cross/Blue Shield health care.

Previous applicants, successful or not, may re-apply. However, applicants may be scholarship recipients in only two of the three scholarship cycles during a school year.

Winners must provide evidence of completion of course work at an accredited post-secondary institution before they receive the scholarship funds. All courses must be taken for credit.

Since 1986, 5,077 NSEA members have shared more than $670,000 in scholarship dollars, thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

The scholarship program does not affect Blue Cross and Blue Shield premiums.

For details, contact Sally Bodtke at 1-800-742-0047 or via e-mail at:


2014-15 Scholarship Semester Schedule

Semester Begins Ends  Application Online- Deadline
Fall September December 8/25/2014 - 9/30/2014
Spring January May 12/22/2014 - 2/14/2015
Summer June August 4/20/2014 - 5/24/2015


The Application form will be available online in conjunction with the schedule as set out above.  Applications will not be accepted after the semester deadline.

The Application must be submitted during the semester when the course “ends” – not when it “begins”.