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Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarship Information and Application

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

Click here to apply. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 24.

One of the many benefits of NSEA membership is the availability of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska scholarships.

Three times each year, NSEA members are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield that will help make paying for graduate coursework a little easier.

The deadline for  the next round of scholarships from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Professional Development Fund is Saturday, Feb. 6.

Applicants for the scholarship will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application (if you do not receive an e-mail, call NSEA).

The funds are for advanced degrees, to seek additional teaching endorsements or to take courses for certification. Stipends may cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a single, three-hour college course. Applicants may seek scholarship dollars for no more than three hours of courses. Books and supplies are not covered.

NSEA will notify applicants of their scholarship status in March. 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. Applicants may receive scholarships in only two of the three scholarship cycles during a school year.

Recipients must offer evidence of completion of work at an accredited post-secondary institution to receive funds. Courses must be for credit.

Since 1986, 5,408 NSEA members have shared more than $717,500 in Blue Cross and Blue Shield scholarship dollars. The program does not affect Blue Cross and Blue Shield premiums.

Questions? Reach Sally Bodtke at 1-800-742-0047 or via e-mail at:


2015-16 Scholarship Semester Schedule

Semester Begins Ends  Application Online- Deadline
Fall September December 8/25/2015 - 9/30/2015
Spring January May 12/22/2015 - 2/6/2016
Summer June August 4/20/2016 - 5/24/2016


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”.