Raymond A. Burke Scholarship
The family of Raymond A. Burke established this scholarship in his memory for the benefit of students interested in pursuing careers in natural resources related fields. Mr. Burke was a land improvement contractor and farmer with very strong interests in the management of conservation and educating young people. He served for 40 years on the elected boards of the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
Students must be full-time, reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District, enrolled in a natural resource-related field of study, and intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a "hands-on" position such as soil or water conservationalist, resources manager or engineering technician. Current family members of the staff/board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District are not eligible to apply.
Call Scott Snell at 402-362-6601 or go to www.upperbigblue.org for an application.