At the Nebraska Society’s Spring Meeting in Omaha, the Society will award the annual Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship to a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university during the upcoming academic year. Applications must be submitted via one PDF to the scholarship provider's email. The scholarship will be awarded near the end of April.
Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska. Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment and demonstrated leadership. Mayflower ancestry is not a requirement. The essay must include references to document the facts in the letter. Essays will be evaluated for content, organization, style, grammar and creativity. Sources must be cited in appropriate bibliographic style.