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Many established NU Foundation funds provide scholarships for students who are earning degrees at the School of Natural Resources. When you give to a fund, you are helping us serve more of our students as they pursue their passions, do science and explore more. We and our students express our gratitude to those who have established funds, and the donors who help them grow. Please consider contributing a donation through the NU Foundation.

Scholarship Recipient

Dear Izaak Walton-Fremont Scholarship Donor,

I am honored to be a recipient of the Izaak Walton-Fremont Scholarship. I wanted to write and thank you so much for your financial support towards my higher education.

I am a junior at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, studying Fisheries and Wildlife with an emphasis in Conservation Biology. I am originally from Chadron, Nebraska, where there are not many opportunities for a girl interested in marine biology or conservation. Coming to UNL really expanded my knowledge allowing me to take advantage of many opportunities dealing with fisheries and wildlife.

Alyssa Noble

This past summer I worked as a technician for a UNL graduate student in a fisheries lab. Her research focuses on how the microbial community in Nebraskan fish and rivers change with changes in their environment. My duties included fish and water sampling along the Elkhorn, South, North, and Middle Loup Rivers. In addition, I helped process samples in a lab. Through this opportunity, I have realized that I am interested in furthering my education to a master’s degree and learn more about marine conservation.

Graduating college debt free has been and will continue to be one of my priority goals. I grew up in a one parent household for the majority of my life, which taught me the value of money management. I have saved money and worked part-time jobs to save for college, but ultimately it was not enough. Your generosity has lightened my financial burden and allowed me to focus on my education.

Once again, thank you for the Izaak Walton-Fremont Scholarship. I am committed to my education and am one step closer to achieving my goals thanks to your assistance.

Sincerely,
Alyssa

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Dear Wildwood Scholarship Donor,

I would like to extend my extreme gratitude to you for extending the Wildwood Scholarship for another year. It is tremendously humbling to receive this award again. As an out-of-state student in my senior year, I now fully realize how expensive college really is, both financially and mentally. But scholarships from donors like you make that part of college a lot less stressful. As an out-of-state student, I have a greater understanding and appreciation for the value of each scholarship, because the cost is higher to attend for out-of-state students. This fact makes me more appreciative of your consideration of me for this scholarship.

As a student in Fisheries and Wildlife I am pretty interested in animals, specifically snakes and reptiles. My end career goal is to become a zookeeper/curator over the reptile section at a zoo. This career path requires a lot of experience, and I feel I have a good start on that already. In the spring of 2019, I worked as an intern at the Animal Kingdom Building section of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. It was one of the most fun semesters of college I have had. I got to work with a lot of the snakes and smaller animals like sloths, fruit bats, and meercats to name a few. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo was such a great building block to start building my zookeeping experience on. This winter/spring of 2021, I will start my internship at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. I will be working with the snakes and reptiles in the desert dome and I could not be more excited to intern at one of the best zoos in the country.

Chase Giese

Without this scholarship, it may not have been possible for me to have these internship experiences, because I might have had to work instead. This scholarship has helped me on the road to achieve my goal in becoming a zookeeper. This scholarship is extremely helpful, and it means a lot to me. Once again, I would like to personally thank you for considering me for this scholarship.

Sincerely,
Chase

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Howard Weigers

Wiegers honored for 100 years, dedication to natural resources

Howard Wiegers, longtime professor and founder of the fisheries and wildlife program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, turned 100 years-old on July 20, 2015. To celebrate his long life and contributions to Nebraska, a birthday celebration was held at Hardin Hall on East Campus.

Howard’s dedication to the university and its students goes beyond the classroom.

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Featured Funds

Mary Bomberger Brown Fund

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The Mary Bomberger Brown Scholarship Fund was designed specifically for students majoring in fisheries and wildlife at the School of Natural Resources

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Natural Resources Development Fund

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A gift to this fund benefits and supports the general needs of the department, including awards for faculty, scholarships for students, grants for travel, and support for student activities and awards.

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