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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 application deadline has passed.

One of the many benefits of an 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 of Nebraska that will help make paying for graduate coursework a little easier. To be eligible, NSEA members must be covered by either single or family Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska health care.  The fund is for advanced degrees, to seek additional teaching endorsements or to take courses for certification.  Courses need to be taken at an accredited post-secondary institution for credit. Books and fees are not covered.

Applicants may seek scholarship dollars for no more than three hours of course work a semester and can only be awarded a scholarship two of the three semesters during a school year (fall, spring and summer).   Applicants will need to apply for their course work in the semester the course ends.  The chart at the bottom of the page shows the scholarship semester schedule.

After submission of the application, applicants will receive an e-mail submission receipt for the application (please contact the NSEA if a confirmation receipt is not received).  Applicants will be notified of the status of their Application between four to six weeks after Application Deadline.

The goal of the program is to award stipends to the largest number of members from each of NSEA’s six governance districts.  Since 1986, 5,529 NSEA members have shared more than $745,000 in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska scholarship dollars. The program does not affect Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska premiums.

The Application form is only available online and in conjunction with the semester schedule set out below. Applications will not be accepted after the semester Online Application Deadline for that semester.

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


2016-17 Scholarship Semester Schedule

Semester Begins Ends  Application Online- Deadline
Fall September December 8/29/2016 - 9/30/2016
Spring January May 12/19/2016 - 2/19/2017
Summer June August 4/03/2017 - 5/19/2017


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