(Neb)-PREC Celebrates NU 150th Anniversary
SCOTTSBLUFF - The University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff held an open house Friday to help celebrate the university's 150th birthday. Several top NU administrators attended and UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green was among the speakers.
The celebration included the announcement of a new scholarship for students in the Panhandle. The Samsung for Tomorrow Panhandle Center Student Scholarship grew out the success Gering High had in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition for STEM - science, technology, engineering, mathematics.
The Gering students partnered with the Panhandle Center in the competition and won $20,000. When Nebraska President Hank Bounds heard about it, he decided to match the total and create a scholarship fund Panhandle residents can use toward tuition at any of the University of Nebraska campuses.
The open house program also included the Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Association announcing the awarding of 7 scholarships to Panhandle students - 3 from Gering High and one each from Hemingford, Bridgeport, Mitchell and Scottsbluff.
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