Investing in Our Shared Future






Investing in our Shared Future


Through your goodwill and generosity, 478 undergraduate students were awarded scholarships this year, and 117 graduate students were awarded fellowships. The impact of your support does not stop at these students, but is extended to the individuals, families, schools and communities they serve.

VIRTUAL SCHOLARSHIP DONOR LUNCHEON: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021




STUDENT IMPACT: INSPIRED BY YOUR SUPPORT


Amal Al-Gharib

Amal Al-Gharib
Florence J Clark Scholarship, Education and Human Sciences Scholarship
Special Education and Communication Disorders
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

“As a low income, first-generation student this scholarship will greatly aid me in my educational pursuit. Since childhood, education and attending college has been one of my biggest priorities. While I am the child of immigrant parents, I was born in Lincoln, NE and attended Northeast High School. I am now grateful to be a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and am majoring in communications sciences and disorders with an emphasis on speech pathology, while minoring in education.”





Jody-Ann Coore

Jody-Ann Coore
Robert and Mary Ann Sullivan Educational Psychology Fellowship
Educational Psychology
GRADUATE STUDENT

“I am passionate about students at-risk of not graduating high school. My goal is to understand how to help these at-risk students improve their self-regulated learning capacity and improve overall academic success. I also hope to empower educators to be advocates and supporters of these students.”





Elizabeth Graham

Elizabeth Graham
Aural Scott Burr Scholarship, Ardith and Anna Von Housen Scholarship
Nutrition and Health Sciences
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

“Right now, I am studying nutrition science and will graduate with my Bachelor of Science in nutrition science and then will apply to physician’s assistant school to earn my master’s in physician assistant studies. My plan after I finish school is to move back to the Navajo Nation and give back to my hometown and the people who raised me.”





Taylor Hamblin

Taylor Hamblin
Frances Anderson Leeper Fellowship, Dr. James P. and Gail A. O'Hanlon Student Support Fellowship
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
GRADUATE STUDENT

“My research is helping teachers create classroom environments in which students get to learn and practice civic engagement skills, which will serve them for the rest of their life. Because of your support, I am able to continue this research, which will benefit Nebraska’s civic environment.”





Jacob Kitchen

Jacob Kitchen
Marjorie J. Engelkemier Memorial Fellowship, Colonel LaVon & Ruby Linn Fellowship
Nutrition and Health Sciences
GRADUATE STUDENT

“I feel called to work in oncology as I have seen the physical and mental toll of cancer on several family members, and I have worked with a non-profit called Students Together Against Cancer which has allowed me to get to know patients who are currently fighting cancer. Your financial support to me is ultimately getting me closer to helping cancer patients develop a nutrition plan best for them, which I believe is a critical part in the cancer treatment process.”





Carolina Thompson

Carolina Thompson
Janet K. Carnes Excellence in Language Arts Scholarship, Willoghby Family Scholarship
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

“My goal in education is to give my future students a chance to form, express, and write their own narrative while being exposed to a variety of perspectives. I hope one day I can make a change where education is more equitable and just where students receive the education and proper learning they deserve.”





Zae Yebe

Zae Yebe
Education and Human Sciences Scholarship
Child, Youth and Family Studies
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

“I want to be in their corner and to advocate for others that may not have a voice to stand up for themselves. Receiving the Education & Human Sciences Scholarship allows me to be a step further in securing my Bachelor’s degree so that I can use the knowledge I’ve acquired here to positively impact and benefit the people in my community.”