2023-2024 Engler Entrepreneurship scholarships available

2023-2024 Engler Entrepreneurship scholarships available
September 29th, 2022 | IANR News Service

Students passionate about becoming an entrepreneur and learning how to pursue their purpose through entrepreneurship can now apply for scholarships to the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2023-2024 academic year. Incoming and current College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students are eligible to apply, but must have had prior FFA or 4-H experience.

Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded annually to Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship students, who may reapply for up to three years according to Tom Field, Director of the program. In 2022, approximately 90 students received scholarship support totallying more than $194,000 from the Engler program.

To apply, students must complete an application and series of essay questions at Applications are due by midnight on Jan. 22, 2023.

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program is a unique opportunity at Nebraska designed to empower enterprise builders. Approximately 200 UNL students are pursuing development of their entrepreneurial skills and capacity in the program. Participation in the program is not restricted to scholarship recipients.

The Engler program began in 2010 with a $20 million gift over 10 years from the Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation. The mission of the program is to embolden people on the courageous pursuit of their purpose through the art and practice of entrepreneurship. The program offers an academic minor while serving as an intersection in which students from a diverse array of majors and business interests can come together in pursuit of the American Dream. For more information about the program, visit


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