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Youth Camp Scholarships  

Scholarships are available for students from the TPNRD on a first come, first served basis until all are allocated, or until the May TPNRD scholarship application deadline. The scholarships are for either Junior High or High School students who attend one of the two camps held in June each year.


The Ranch Practicum is a three season, hands-on educational program conducted by University of Nebraska Extension. It is designed to give participants additional skills and education needed in today’s complex ranching industry. Six of the eight sessions will be held at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman, and two sessions held at North Platte.  https://nebraskaranchpracticum.unl.edu/ has more Ranch Practicum information.

Ranch Practicum Scholarships

$175 scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis for livestock producers in TPNRD who apply before May 1 each year with the TPNRD, and complete the following Ranch Practicum. Contact the TPNRD office for more information about Ranch Practicum Scholarships.

Natural Resources Related Scholarships


DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2, 2020. No incomplete or late applications will be considered.

The Administration Board of the Poehling Educational Endowment Fund and Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation administer the John and Diane Poehling Educational Endowment Fund and the awarding of scholarships that honor the legacy of John and Diane Poehling and their interest in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and wildlife education

Who may apply?

1) Applicant must be a college sophomore or higher at the time of application.

2) Applicant must reside in Nebraska or attend school in Nebraska or be a child of a Nebraska Chapter Safari Club member.

3) Applicant must hold a “B” average or better.

4) Applicant must have a background in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and/or wildlife education.

See below for application: