Burke Scholars Application

Burke Scholars Application

Prior to submitting your application, please verify that you are eligible for the scholarship. Qualifications include:

  1. The legal home permanent address of the applicant is in the Upper Big Blue NRD.
  2. Attend or plan to attend in the upcoming semester, a two-year or four-year Nebraska college or university
  3. Are enrolled or will be enrolled in the upcoming semester in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural resources-related field
  4. Intend to enter the workforce upon graduation in a "hands-on" position, such as soil/water conservation, resources manager, or engineering technician.
  5. Are not a family member of staff/director of the Upper Big Blue NRD.

Completed applications (including letters of recommendation) must be received by March 22, 2024 at 5 p.m. Recipients will be notified in April.

Please note, you are NOT able to save your progress on this application and return to it later. Please complete and submit your application in one session. 

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