Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP) at University of Nebraska Omaha

Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP): The University of Nebraska Omaha is pleased to offer funding for Urban Health Opportunities Program. The purpose of the UHOP is to diversify the urban Nebraska primary care medical workforce by identifying and preparing qualified students from underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in medical school.

UHOP Program Highlights

  • Tuition assistance at UNO starting freshman year for UHOP scholars
  • Automatic UNO Pre-medical Committee sponsorship
  • Mentoring by UNMC medical students
  • MCAT preparation assistance
  • Opportunities to provide mentorship
  • Successful program completion results in guaranteed admission to the UNMC Medical Doctorate (M.D.) program

Eligibility Requirements for UHOP

  • Apply as a high school senior
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Nebraska Residency
  • High School GPA ≥3.0 and ACT Composite and Math Score ≥24
  • Recommendation letters
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in a career of medicine

Program Commitments

  • Full-time enrollment at UNO
  • Community volunteering
  • Participation in summer enrichment programs at UNMC or UNO
  • Quarterly meetings with a UHOP peer mentor
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative and BCPM GPA
  • Completion of specified UNO classes
  • Maintain Pre-medical Committee sponsorship

UHOP Criteria for Guaranteed UNMC Admission

Successful candidates will meet all program requirements during the undergraduate study while maintaining a 3.25 cumulative and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) GPA, and achieve a minimum score on the MCAT.

How to Apply 

To access and complete the scholarship application:
  1. Sign in to AcademicWorks, the University’s scholarship management system. (You must first be admitted to the university to access this site.)
  2. Complete and submit the General Application Questions for university-wide scholarships.
  3. Apply for the Urban Health Opportunities Program scholarship in AcademicWorks.
  4. UHOP scholars will include those considered underrepresented by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Visit The Officially Website For More Information

Applications are due December 15, 2020.

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