College Scholarship Apps Due March 15

CPNRD-Ron Bishop College Scholarship Applications Due March 15

The Central Platte Natural Resources District is accepting applications until March 15, 2017, for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop College Scholarship Program. Each year the CPNRD provides 10 students majoring in a natural resources field with $1,000 scholarships.  The NRD’s Programs Committee ranks applicants according to their major and grade level, with the highest rankings going to those already enrolled in college and pursuing a natural resources career.  Students must also reside within CPNRD boundaries; which reach from Gothenburg to Columbus along the Platte River.   Map | Application

Some of the careers that qualify:
-Agriculture: Business Representative, Engineer, Inspector, Agronomist, Applied Science/Diversified
-Engineer: Civil, Mechanical, Chemical
-Conservationist, Resources Management
-Environmental Educator
-Geographic Information Systems Specialist
-Geology Engineering
-Grazing Livestock System
-Hydrologist, Hydrogeologist
-Mechanized Systems/Soil and Water Conservation
-Rangeland Management
-Soil Conservationist/ Soil Engineer
-Vocational/Agriculture Educator
-Water Resources Specialist
-Other related careers

Applications are available on the CPNRD website at: or by contacting Marcia Lee at (308) 385-6282 or email:

Central Platte NRD is one of 23 separate Natural Resources Districts created by the Nebraska Legislature in 1972 to protect the state’s natural resources.  The CPNRD strives to protect groundwater and surface water, reduce flood threats, conserve soil health, create and protect wildlife habitat, and educate children and adults to use natural resources wisely.