Engler scholarship application deadline is Feb. 3

The 2016-17 Engler Student Executive Team. From the left: Emily Long, Zach Settje, Kate Likens, Matt Brugger, Brandon Nichols, Jacy Spencer and Joe Brugger

December 20, 2016

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. Incoming and current College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students are eligible to apply. In 2016, approximately 45 students received scholarship support from the Engler program.

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. 3.

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program is a unique opportunity at UNL designed to empower enterprise builders.  Approximately 100 students at UNL are pursuing development of their entrepreneurial skills and capacity in the program.  Participation in the program is not restricted to scholarship recipients. 

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.

Tom Field
Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program

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