The Nebraska Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS), Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Foundation (NSWCF), and SWCS-UNL Foundation are pleased to announce 8 scholarship recipients for the spring 2021 semester. A total of 14 applications were received from students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA), and Concordia University. Each recipient was awarded $1,000. Our scholarship recipients, major course of study, university, and hometown in no particular order, are:
· Elizabeth Yrkoski, a junior Ag Economics/Agronomy major at UNL and from Fullerton, received the Dave Langemeier Memorial Scholarship.
· Lily Woitaszewski, from Wood River, and a senior Agronomy/Ag Economics major at UNL, received a Tina Lorentzen Carlson Memorial Scholarship.
· Melissa Pieper, a junior Environmental Restoration/Soils major at UNL, received the Cam Loerch Memorial Scholarship.
· Nathan Donoghue, from Columbus, is a junior Agronomy major at UNL, and received a scholarship from the SWCS-UNL Foundation.
· Olivia Leising, from Arapaho, is a sophomore majoring in Agriculture/Environmental Science at Concordia University, and received a scholarship from the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Foundation.
· Ryan Beck, a junior Agronomy major at UNL from Broken Bow, received a scholarship from the SWCS-UNL Foundation.
· Taylor Brumley of Bellevue, is a junior majoring in Geology at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and received a Tina Lorentzen Carlson Memorial Scholarship.
· Taylor Sayer, from Cambridge, is a sophomore majoring in Agronomy at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, and received a Tina Lorentzen Carlson Memorial Scholarship.
The Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Foundation and the SWCS-UNL Foundation are supported by Nebraska SWCS Chapter members and friends through an annual golf tournament, silent auction, and direct memorial donations. SWCS is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization for anyone interested in natural resource management and conservation. Its mission is to advocate the protection, enhancement, and wise use of soil, water, and related natural resources. More information about the Nebraska SWCS Chapter can be found at nebraskaswcs.org.