Indian Fellowship Program

The Indian Fellowship Program is authorized by the Indian Education Act of 1972. It provides fellowships to Indian students pursuing graduate study in medicine or related fields and other designated fields of study. A fellowship may be awarded for up to four years and provides tuition, fees, books, supplies, a monthly stipend and dependency allowance.

Eligible applicants are qualified Indian students or prospective students. The purpose of the award is to enable Indian students to pursue a course of study of not more than four academic years leading toward a post-baccalaureate degree or an undergraduate degree in designated fields of study. The deadline for application is late January, prior to the following fall enrollment. For more information, contact: Indian Health Service at www.ihs.gov.

National Health Service Corps Scholarship

The commitment of a National Health Service Corps Scholarship is to provide health care in areas that are under-served or have a shortage of health-care professionals. This program gives generous financial support to eligible students of medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry and requires, in return, a commitment to serve people in shortage areas.

Recipients of this scholarship receive benefits to pay tuition, fees, books and supplies, and other educational expenses in addition to a monthly stipend for a twelve-month period. Students who were recipients of the exceptional need scholarship receive priority consideration under this program. Students who receive these scholarships may generally expect continual scholarship support through their senior year provided that funds continue to be available. For each year of scholarship support, a recipient is required to serve a year of full-time clinical practice in a manpower-shortage area. Two years is the minimum service.

Students wishing additional information on this program may contact the Division of Student Assistance at www.bhor.hrsa.gov/dsa/dsa.htm.

State Grants and Scholarships

Students who are certified residents of New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, or Idaho, can qualify for substantial tuition remissions or loan repayment programs. The amounts of remissions are dependent upon state appropriations and a service commitment.

University Dental School Scholarships

Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation (to be given in January of each year)

  • Two $500 annual scholarships
  • First year dental students attending at Creighton
  • Based on: Academic excellence during first semester (class rank)
  • Student is not receiving any other grant or scholarship assistance

American Dental Partners Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded to a third or fourth Year student
  • Professional capability, teamwork, leadership, clinical excellence
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Dr. Charles and Merlyn Anderson Scholarship (Awarded by the Admissions Committee)

  • $1500 non renewable annual scholarship
  • Incoming first year dental students
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or above
  • Above average scores on the DAT

Drs. Benson H. And Elton M. Araki Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • High academic standing and financial need
  • Preferred second year
  • Resident of Hawaii
  • Renewable

Frank J. Ayers, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • High academic standing and financial need
  • Extraordinary financial need preference
  • Renewable 
  • Any year in school

Paul & Jan Bacino Annual Scholarship

  • First year student with need and high academics
  • Prefer students from the following counties in Iowa - Marshall, Tama, Jasper, Polk, Story, Hamilton or Poweshiek

Dr. Jerome J. Belzer Endowed Scholarship

  • Awarded to two (2) students in equal amounts
  • Students can be sophomores, juniors or seniors
  • Yearly selection, but past recipients may be re-awarded
  • Awarded to students who assist the Oscar S. Belzar, D.D.S. Endowed Professor in conducting research, teaching or other duties associated with the position of endowed professor

Bettinger Scholarship Fund

  • GPA minimum 2.0
  • Senior student
  • Student who shows extra concern for patients
  • Selected by Associate Dean for Clinics with departmental consultation

Bohacek Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence.
  • Renewable
  • Any year in school

Dr. Leo V. Bongers Endowed Scholarship

  • Third year student in the top 25%of the class
  • Student leader with high ethics and community service

Boyne Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Non-renewable
  • Senior student.
  • $1,000 scholarships

Dr. William P. Brust Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Renewable
  • Sophomore year
  • $1,000 scholarships

Dr. John J. Butkus Endowed Scholarship

  • $1,000 non-renewable annual scholarship
  • Awarded to a senior student (special consideration to be given to Native Americans) 
  • Student should not be recipient of other scholarships or state grants totaling more than 1/3 of the tuition
  • Based on clinical excellence in fixed prosthetics
  • Determined by the Department of Prosthetics

Dr. William & Delores Carlisle Scholarship Fund

  • Incoming first year student
  • Preference to Creighton undergraduates who graduated from either Creighton Prep or Marian High Schools in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Then students from Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. W. Thomas Cavel Scholarship Fund

  • Second year student
  • Preference to a student who embodies the Jesuit charism and models proficient clinical skills
  • Need for financial aid

Coats Scholarship Fund

  • Incoming first year student
  • Graduate of a Nebraska high school
  • Need for financial aid
  • Student’s initiative, integrity and grades should be consideration

Cordoba Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 non-renewable annual scholarship • Awarded to a senior student
  • Based on service to the class, the school of dentistry and/or the university
  • Decided upon by an election in April of each year and run by the financial aid representative. The ballot will consist of the entire class roster. Simple majority. (In the event of a tie vote the scholarship will be split)

Victor  & Diane Cuccia Endowed Scholarship

  • Needy student

Cutuli Dental Endowed Scholarship

  • High academics and financial need

Dean’s Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Creighton University undergraduate
  • Renewable
  • Freshman student
  • 50% off tuition

Delta Dental And Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • The scholarship will be $1,000.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a junior dental student not currently receiving any form of financial aid
  • The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of academic excellence
  • The scholarship will be awarded annually

Dental Alumni Scholarship Fund

  • Awarded by the Admissions Committee
  • Awarded to an incoming first year student based on academic excellence
  • Renewable scholarship each year if recipient maintains rank in the 1/3 of the class
  • May be recipient of other scholarships but not state grant
  • Amount awarded will be such that after four years there will be a recipient in each class

The Dr. Edward J. And Neta B. Derose Family Endowed Scholarship

  • The scholarship will begin when awardable funds reach $1,000
  • The scholarship will be awarded to any year dental student who is a Colorado resident
  • The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of academic excellence and financial need
  • The scholarship may be renewed.

Dold Family Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Students from Kansas – first preference from Wichita
  • Renewable
  • Any year in school

Lyle B. And Hazel Egerman Dental Endowment Scholarship Fund

  • High academic standing
  • Financial need
  • Any class
  • Renewable

Pierre Fauchard Scholarship Fund

  • Senior student who has demonstrated potential for leadership in the dental professions
  • Financial need should be a factor
  • Does not have to have the highest GPA but is a solid student
  • Elected by the Dean

Steven Franco, D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship

  • Fourth year student with excellent clinical skills and a compassionate chair side manner
  • Prefer a student with high academics and financial need

Dr. And Mrs. Frank Freimuth Scholarship Fund Awarded by the Admissions Committee

  • Annual renewable scholarship
  • Incoming freshman with a high financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Prefer residents of rural communities in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, or South Dakota

Shawn & Trisha Goldsby Annual Scholarship

  • Entering Dental students with a 3.5 GPA
  • Awarded by the Dental School Scholarship Committee

Dr. Arthur P. Herbst Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Renewable
  • Junior or senior student
  • $1,000 scholarships

Max Hirschmann Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Any year dental student
  • Must have at least two recipients
  • The awarded student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference for student who is an orphan
  • Preference for student who lived in a foster home
  • Preference for student who was raised in a single family household
  • Preference for student who comes from a middle income family

Christine and Dr. Frank Holbrook Endowed Scholarship

  • The scholarship will be for $1,000 at initiation
  • The scholarship may be awarded to a dental student entering the sophomore, junior or senior class
  • The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of financial need
  • Academic rank will not be a factor in selection (student may even repeat a year)
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Dental Financial Aid Director will present a list of candidates to the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee (list must include at least one candidate from the sophomore, junior and senior class)
  • The recipient of the scholarship will be determined by a majority vote of the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee
  • Scholarship may be renewed as long as the recipient is again chosen following the above process

James & Therese Huerter Scholarship

  • $1000 annual scholarship
  • Student with demonstrated need and community service
  • Preference to Creighton undergraduate alumni

Dr. Stephen Herman Jelinek, D.D.S, Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 non-renewable annual scholarship
  • Awarded to a senior student
  • Based on clinical and laboratory excellence
  • Determined by technique GPA and consultation between Assistant Dean for Clinics and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

Low Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 scholarships
  • Any year
  • Renewable
  • U.S. citizens of Native American or Asian descent
  • Based on financial need and academic excellence

George Ludes Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $3,000 non-renewable annual scholarship
  • Sophomore student
  • Demonstrated academic excellence during the first year of Creighton Dental School (class rank)

Dr. Benjamin L. Lynch Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $2,000 non-renewable annual scholarship
  • Senior student
  • Interest in pursuing an advanced degree in oral surgery or has shown the most interest and promise in the Department of Oral Surgery.
  • High academic standing
  • Prefer Creighton undergraduate
  • Demonstrated service to others
  • Need for financial aid in order to continue their education

William McKee Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Any year dental student
  • Honorable discharged member of the US Marine Corps
  • Honorable discharged member of the US Marine Corps Reserve
  • Son or daughter of an honorably discharged US Marine Corps or US Marine Corps Reserve

L. Charles “Charlie Meyer” D.D.S. Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Junior student
  • Demonstrates Dr. Meyer’s passion for service to community and compassion for others
  • Non-renewable

Sean Moran, D.D.S Scholarship

  • For first year student with need and high academics
  • Preference given to graduates of the following counties in California - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma and Creighton undergraduate alumni

Chari Norton Dental Scholarship

  • Fourth year student in good academic standing, outstanding service-based activities and financial need

Neil Norton Dental Scholarship

  • Preference to a second year student who excelled in completing anatomical science classes
  • Not renewable

Perion Scholarship Fund Awarded by the Admissions Committee

  • $1,000-$2,000 annual renewable scholarships
  • Must maintain a "B" average
  • Presently have four recipients

Raker Scholarship Fund

  • $3,000 non-renewable annual scholarship • junior and senior students
  • Demonstrated academic excellence during the previous academic year
  • Student is not receiving any other scholarship or grant assistance

Dr. David A. Reinsch Humanitarian Award (through 2017)

  • $1,000 non-renewable annual award
  • To be awarded to a senior student at the beginning of their senior year.
  • Check to be presented in August before senior year & certificate to be presented at Senior Awards Ceremony in May.
  • To be selected by the Dean with nominations from the Honsa Award Committee and the Maschka Award Committee
  • Embodies a spirit of humanitarianism, believing in the equality and welfare of others demonstrated through community service, advocacy and leadership. Additional consideration should be given to those activities above and beyond the recipient’s regular activities and responsibilities.

Raymond Rucker Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Minority and women (includes under-represented and other minorities)
  • $1,000 increments
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Any year
  • Based on previous year’s rank or for entering freshman their DAT scores
  • May be renewed on the above criteria

Frederick Schaefer Scholarship Fund

  • $1,500 scholarships awarded to one sophomore, junior and senior each year
  • Awards are based on academic excellence and financial need
  • Student is not receiving any other scholarship or grant assistance

John M. Schaefer And Earl H. Smith, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

  • $1,000 increments 
  • Awarded to a junior student
  • Awarded on the basis of the previous year’s rank
  • Students should not be recipient of other scholarships or state grant

Foster Sims Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • $1,000 increments
  • Non-renewable
  • Sophomore dental students only based on academic rank from the first year
  • Student not receiving any other grants or scholarships

Maria Cecilia Smith-Lanatta, D.D.S., Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence • Renewable • Sophomore year
  • $1,000 scholarships
  • The St. Joseph’s Hospital Service League Scholarship
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior dental student • Renewable
  • The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of class rank and financial need
  • Students should not be recipient of other scholarships or state grants

The Dr. Sebastian Frank “Subby” Stella Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The scholarship will be $1,000.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a senior dental student.
  • The awarded student will be chosen on the basis of clinical excellence in prosthodontics as recommended by the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics
  • The scholarship will be awarded annually.

Donald and Rosalie Stormberg Annual Scholarship

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Renewable
  • Preference given to students interested in practicing pediatric dentistry
  • $1,000 scholarships

US Bancorp Community Development Annual Scholarship

  • Preference to female students, then under-represented minority students, then students from a rural background

Daniel J. Welsh, D.D.S., Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Based on financial need and academic excellence
  • Renewable
  • Freshman year
  • $1,000 scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship

  • $1,000 - $2,000 non-renewable annual scholarship
  • Female students
  • Students from rural background
  • Students from under-represented minority populations in the health professions: Afro-American, Native American, Hispanic (Mexican-American or Mainland Puerto Rican)

Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships

  • Successful completion of Post-Bac Program
  • $10,000 Renewable annual scholarship
  • Incoming Freshman