George E. Condra Scholarship

Scholarships Given

  • Typically 1 per year

 

George Condra
George Condra, the first director of the Conservation and Survey Division, key cooperators with the Nebraska Well Drillers Association.

Dr. George E. Condra, director of the Conservation and Survey Division (CSD) of the University of Nebraska from 1921 to 1954, sought to better serve the water well industry and the people of the state by promoting professionalism in well drilling. With the help of a number of interested drillers, he organized a professional association for their profession, the Nebraska Well Drillers Association (NWDA).

To honor Condra, in 1970, the well drillers worked with the University of Nebraska Foundation to set up the "George E. Condra Groundwater Geology Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by the Nebraska Well Drillers Association." The scholarship is worth $1,000 and is given annually to one or two qualified undergraduate students in the University of Nebraska system who has sophomore standing or above with at least a 3.0 GPA; and is enrolled full-time in any program leading to a career in the water well industry or in geology, hydrology or hydrogeology.

For scholarship applications, contact Jacki Loomis at (402) 472-7550. Applications are due each year by November 15th, and the scholarship is awarded at the annual convention of the Nebraska Well Drillers Association in Lincoln in mid-February.

Scholarship Form

  • George E. Condra Memorial Scholarship - Updated 10/20/2015
    (Word | PDF)

Opportunities for Giving

Information about giving to this and other funds can be found at the NU Foundation web site.

Award Winners

YearRecipients
2019 - 2020
Steven Hentzen
Johnathan Miller
2018 - 2019
Celeste Kenworthy
Alicia Li Han Chan
2017 - 2018
Owen George
2016 - 2017
Megan Pamperin
2015 - 2016
Nicole Smith
2014 - 2015
Ethan Nutter
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
Jesy Hansen
2011 - 2012
Ross Lawrence
Wyatt Stubbs
2010 - 2011
Katherine Boone
2009 - 2010
Dillon Dittmet
Jared Norris
2008 - 2009
Andrew Rieschick
2007 - 2008
Scott Sorensen
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006
Allen Marten
2004 - 2005
Benjamin Cunningham
2003 - 2004
Will Myers
2002 - 2003
Amanda Hassler
2001 - 2002
Jonathan Mohr
2000 - 2001
Sam D. Matson
1999 - 2000
1998 - 1999
Joseph S. Richerson