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Scholarships for High School Seniors

Sponsored by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences

Deadline of April 1 for all scholarships

All recipients of awards are honored at the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 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.  800–1,000 word essay that discusses Eiseley’s message of compassion for all organisms and humanity’s place in the universe

2. Teacher and/or administrator recommendations (2)

3. High School Transcript required

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

5. Evidence of acceptance to an accredited college or university

Marie and Howard J. Taylor Scholarship ($100)

This scholarship is available to any Nebraska high school senior who has been accepted to a Nebraska college or university. The student should express a special interest in the study of geology in particular, Nebraska 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 and/or administrator recommendations (2)

3.  High School Transcript required

4. Evidence of acceptance to a Nebraska college or university



Marian Schultz Memorial Environmental Scholarship ($750)

Awarded in odd numbered years (2023, 2025, etc.)

This scholarship is 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

Applicants’ understanding of the topic

2. Teacher and/or administrator recommendations (2)

3. High School Transcript required

4. List of Scholastic achievements and community service

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


Marian O. and Bertrand Schultz Scholarship ($750) 

Awarded in even numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.)

This scholarship is available to any Nebraska high school senior with an interest in climate and environmental change.

The student must submit the following:

1. 800–1,000 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 and/or administrator recommendations (2)

3. High School Transcript required

4. List of Scholastic achievements and community service

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


Robert S. Kubicek Memorial Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship is available to any Nebraska high school senior 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. 800–1,000 word essay on the responsibilities of the business community to its surrounding environment

2. Teacher and/or administrator recommendations (2)

3. High School Transcript requires

4. List of Scholastic achievements and community service

5. Evidence of acceptance to an accredited college or university





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

(402) 472-2644

e-mail: nebacad@unl.edu



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