Burke Scholarship Deadline Extended by The Upper Big Blue NRD
YORK, NE --The Upper Big Blue NRD is extending the deadline of the 2014 Raymond A. Burke Scholarship to Friday April 25th. The Burke Scholarship will award $2,000 each to two qualified students who reside in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources.
The family of Raymond A. Burke established this scholarship in his memory for the benefit of students interested in pursuing careers in natural resources related fields. Mr. Burke was a land improvement contractor and farmer with very strong interests in the management of conservation and educating young people. He served for 40 years on the elected boards of the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Upper Big Blue
Natural Resources District. Below are the qualifications necessary for applying for the annual Raymond A. Burke Scholarship:
Qualifications: This scholarship is for full-time students who:
Ø Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
Ø Attend a two-year/four-year Nebraska college or university.
Ø Are enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural
resources related field.
Ø Intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a “hands-on” position such as a soil or water
conservationist, resources manager or engineering technician.
Ø Are not family members of staff/board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is Friday, April 25, 2014.