The Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarships

The Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarships

The Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarships

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Sponsored by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences

Deadline of March 1 for all scholarships

All recipients of awards are honored at the annual Nebraska Academy of Sciences banquet in April.

Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Loren Eiseley was a scientist, author, and one of Nebraska's great twentieth century naturalists. This scholarship is available to any Nebraska high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university. The student must submit the following:

1. 800 - 1000 word essay that discusses Eiseley's message of compassion for all organisms and humanity?s place in the universe

2. Teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic achievements

4. List of at least two Eiseley essays read by the applicant

5. Evidence of having been accepted to an accredited college or university

Marie and Howard J. Taylor Scholarship ($100)

Available to any Nebraska high school senior with a special interest in the geology of Nebraska and the study of geology. The student must submit the following:

1. An essay that demonstrates an interest in the geology of Nebraska and the study of geology.

2. Teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic achievements

4. Evidence of the applicant?s intention to enter a Nebraska college or university.

Lincoln Gem and Mineral Scholarship ($100)

Available to any Nebraska high school senior with a special interest in the earth sciences. The student must submit the following:

1. An essay that demonstrates an interest in the earth sciences.

2. 2 teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic achievements

4. School and community activities related to earth sciences and special awards

5. Evidence of acceptance to a Nebraska college or university

Marian Schultz Memorial Environmental Scholarship ($1,000)

Available to any Nebraska high school senior with special interest in prairie and soil conservation. The student must submit the following:

1. Evidence of prairie and soil conservation practices using field experience or an 800?1,000 word essay that demonstrates the applicant's understanding of the topic

2. Teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic achievements

4. Evidence of acceptance at the University of Nebraska as a full-time student

Marian O. and Bertrand Schultz Scholarship ($1,000)

Available to any Nebraska high school senior with an interest in climate and environmental change. The student must submit the following:

1. 800 - 1000 word essay that discusses environmental changes that have taken place since the 1880?s in the central Great Plains (with an emphasis on Nebraska)

2. Teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic achievements

4. Evidence of acceptance at the University of Nebraska as a full-time student

Robert S. Kubicek Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Available to any high school senior from Nebraska or Henry County High School (Paris, TN) or Colegio San Felipe High School (Arecibo, Puerto Rico) with an interest in business and the environment. The student must submit the following:

1. 800 - 1000 word essay on the responsibilities of the business community to its surrounding environment

2. Teacher recommendations

3. Scholastic and community achievements

4. Evidence of acceptance to an accredited college or university

Send applications to, or request further information from, the Nebraska Academy of Sciences,

P.O. Box 880339, Lincoln, NE 68588-0339 402) 472-2644 e-mail: nebacad@unl.edu

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The Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarships