PREEC Student Scholarship Accepting Applicants


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jenny Keshwani, a science literacy specialist, chats with students at a November career day in Scottsbluff. Photo by Chabella Guzman

PREEC News Release

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center will again offer the “Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center Student Scholarship.” Two scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded. The application period will be open from March 1 to April 15, 2024. 

To apply for the scholarship visit Along with filling out the online form a letter of recommendation must also be submitted and emailed to The email subject line should be “2024 Scholarship Recommendation Letter (Insert Name of Student).” The application will be considered incomplete without the letter. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have attended high school in the Panhandle of Nebraska in one of the following counties:
    • Banner, Blaine, Box Butte, Cherry, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux, and Thomas
  • Be attending any of the Nebraska University Campuses, including Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
  • Majoring in Agronomy, Ag Economics, Animal Science, Vet Science, Agriculture Technology, or a related degree emphasizing agriculture.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or in the first or second year of study.

Awards will be chosen by May 1, and applicants will be notified via email if selected.

For more information or questions, contact Deidra McCarthy at or 308-632-1230.