Engler Scholarship Application Deadline is Feb. 16

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Dec. 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Students passionate about becoming an entrepreneur can now apply for scholarships to the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Incoming and current UNL students are eligible to apply. 

Scholarships are awarded annually to Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship students ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 with some awards renewable up to three years dependent on student performance, said the program's director, Tom Field.

To apply, students must complete an application and series of essay questions at http://engler.unl.edu/. Applications are due by Feb. 15.

"Our goal is to find students who aspire to build enterprises, demonstrate grit, passion, courage, and instinctively understand the value and need for partnerships.  The Engler experience includes the academic minor, travel experiences to learn from outstanding entrepreneurs, networking and professional development opportunities, internships and a host of other experiential programming,” Field said.

Students also can become part of the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Leadership: Solutions for the Future learning community through residence life. More information can be found at http://www.unl.edu/learncom/fylc.

The Engler program began in 2010 with a $20 million gift over 10 years from the Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation. The purpose of the program is to identify students with the entrepreneurial drive and then foster development of professional skills conducive to success in applying entrepreneurism in agriculture and agribusiness.

For more information about the program, visit http://engler.unl.edu.

Thomas Field, Ph.D.
Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

Dan Moser
IANR News Service

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