Upper Big Blue NRD Raymond A. Burke Scholarship
The family of Raymond A. Burke established this scholarship in his memory for the benefit of young men and women 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. From time to time, donations memorializing other individuals have been added to the Raymond A. Burke Scholarship Fund. The Upper Big Blue NRD administers two scholarships awarded annually in the amount of $2,000 each. Below are the qualifications necessary for applying for the Raymond A. Burke Scholarship:
This scholarship is for full-time students who:
* Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
*Attend a two-year/four-year Nebraska college or university
*Are enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural
resources related field.
* Intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a “hands-on” position such as soil/water conservation,
resources manager or engineering technician.
* Are not family members of staff/directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
Deadline:March 21, 2014