Central Platte NRD Accepting College Scholarship Applications

Central Platte NRD Accepting College Scholarship Applications


(GRAND ISLAND, NE) - Applications are being accepted for the CPNRD-Ron Bishop College Scholarship Program. Starting this fall, only junior and senior college students are eligible to receive a scholarship. The Central Platte Natural Resources District will provide five college students scholarships in the amount of $1,000.  Applicants must be pursuing a natural resources degree and reside within CPNRD’s boundaries; which reach from Gothenburg to Columbus along the Platte River (map attached).  Application deadline is April 15, 2018.

Some of the careers that qualify:
-Agriculture: Business Representative, Engineer, Inspector, Agronomist, Applied Science/Diversified
-Engineer: Civil, Mechanical, Chemical
-Conservationist, Resources Management
-Natural Resources/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: lee [at]

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.



Marcia Lee

Information/Education Specialist

Central Platte Natural Resources District

215 Kaufman Ave  Grand Island NE 68803

(308) 385-6282