Shannon Moncure Scholarship

Scholarships Given

  • Typically 1 per year
Shannon Moncure

Shannon was an outstanding member of the School of Natural Resources community. She had an intense calling to environmental, sustainable agriculture, and animal rights causes. Her research interests centered on motivational factors that cause people to participate in local food and sustainable agriculture.

Shannon was a superior scholar and received countless awards and recognitions, among them the UNL Chancellor's Fellowship, the Holling Teaching award, and she was a Fulbright Scholarship nominee. She was active in SNR Graduate Student Association, taught courses in SNR, and was an advisor on numerous undergraduate theses.

Within the greater Lincoln community, she was a founding board member and past president of Nebraska Food Cooperative. Shannon co-owned Green School Farms with her husband. She served on the advisory board for SARE's Professional Development Program, and volunteered for Wachiska Audubon Society.

Academic Interests

  • Local Foods/Foodshed-based environmental organizations
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biospherism (e.g. a way of life that respects the limits of the biosphere and all life)
  • Biospheric motivations/values
  • Volunteerism (e.g. volunteer labor, especially in community services)
  • Teaching/Instruction

Dissertation Title: A Model of the Role of Biospherism in Pro-Environmental Volunteer Behavior: A Mixed Methods Study


Eligibility to apply for the Moncure Scholarship is determined by:

  • Human Dimension Specialization in the Natural Resource Sciences graduate program: All students currently in the Human Dimension specialization are eligible
  • Credit Hours Completed: Students must have completed 12 hours of graduate credit at UNL by December 31

Application Process

Due Date: Spring 2025

Application available early 2025

Opportunities for Giving

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

Award Winners

2024 Becky Schuerman
2023 Brooke Mott
2021 Kyle Martens
2020 Katherine Graham
2019 Sydney Hancock-Abbott