2016-2017 Class

The Nebraska Legends 2016-17 class — the fifth year of the program — is listed below by sponsored chapter. To donate, click here.

Please Note: not all Nebraska Legend Scholarship recipients are represented on this page.

Arizonans For Nebraska

Caleb Howland

 

Chloe Valentine – Scottsdale, AZ

Chloe ValentineMajor: Nursing

UNL Activities: Intramural volleyball 

Why I chose UNL: I visited with my family and loved the campus, as well as the nursing program

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: The scholarship has helped me to become more involved on campus.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you!

 

Mekaela Wright – Scottsdale, AZ

Mekaela WrightMajor: Secondary English Education

Other Hobbies: Swimming, music and writing

Why I chose UNL: My family lives nearby and I always loved visiting the Nebraska campus.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It is a good way to meet new people and get involved in the school.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of coming here and doing what I love to do.

 

Bay Area Huskers

Andrew Blumenthal – San Bruno, CA

Andrew BlumenthalMajor: Business

UNL Activities: Greek Life, Outdoor Clubs, Ski Clubs and Student Government

Why I chose UNL: I chose UNL based mostly off the scholarships I received and that when I visited, I liked everything the school had to offer.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I feel the program will really help me transition into college life.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, and I will work my hardest to make the most of it.

 

Nicholas Boehler – San Ramon, CA

Nicholas BoehlerMajor: Agricultural Engineering

UNL Activities: Attending sporting events Other Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, shotgun shooting and golf

Why I chose UNL: I chose UNL for the agricultural school.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has kept me updated and informed with events going on at UNL.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I am very thankful for the scholarship and will try my hardest in college.

 

Californians for Nebraska

Nicholas Engle – Lodi, CA

Nicholas EngleMajor: Agricultural Engineering

UNL Activities: Quarter Scale Tractor Team and the football team

Why I chose UNL: I liked the program that they had and the close vicinity to my family there.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has helped me to meet new people and to do various activities.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I appreciate the scholarship and will do all I can to participate.

 

Chicagoans for Nebraska

Brendon Bond – Naperville, IL

Brendon BondMajor: PGA Gold Management

UNL Activities: Club golf and intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: The PGA Golf Management program was far superior to any other I saw. Lincoln is very unique and friendly city.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has allowed me to build connections with peers and former students, allowing my experience to build off of theirs.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for not only considering me but for the honor in selecting me. I’m extremely excited for this upcoming year and the experiences I’ll gain. Go Big Red!

 

Rebekah Otten – Crystal Lake, IL

Rebekah OttenMajor: Economics Minor: Computer Science and Mathematics

UNL Activities: Choir and Big Red Investment Club

Why I chose UNL: I felt that UNL had a number of great opportunities for me to network and start my business career.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Networking with alumni and getting involved at UNL.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you ever so much for the stipend to my college tuition. I’m excited to see what I can achieve and bring to UNL.

 

Derek Burns – Chicago, IL

Derek BurnsMajor: Criminology/Criminal Justice

UNL Activities: First-Year Learning Community

Why I chose UNL: UNL was far and very affordable.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It would allow me to meet new people and develop skills to be successful in college.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

 

Coloradans for Nebraska

Julia Haas - Parker, CO

Julia HaasMajor: Engineering or Pre-Health

UNL Activities: Intramurals, Newman Center activities, sporting events and spending time outside with friends

Why I chose UNL: I grew up a Husker fan, and after I toured, I loved it.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Having a mentor to help me with the transition.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for making my college education possible and affordable. I am truly grateful!

 

Hannah Ingram – Colorado Springs, CO

 

Kassidy Maher - Highlands Ranch, CO

Kassidy MaherMajor: Architecture

UNL Activities: Campus Tour Guides and FOCUS

Why I chose UNL: My family drove through Lincoln on our way to see family and I immediately loved the people and everything about Lincoln.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think legends will benefit me by keeping me motivated and introducing me to everything on campus.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much! You are helping me go to an out of state school!

 

Abigail Perry - Highlands Ranch, CO

Abigail PerryMajor: Early Childhood and Elementary Education

UNL Activities: Intramural volleyball and Greek Life

Why I chose UNL: My parents both went here. I was pretty much born and raised a Husker.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I get to meet new people! It will help me to succeed academically too!

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I wouldn’t have been able to come to UNL without the scholarship. Thank you!

 

Dave and Mary Fleck Legends

Claire Berman - Sioux Falls, SD

Claire BermanMajor: Psychology and Political Science

UNL Activities: Pi Alpha Chi, the Newman Center and choir Other Hobbies: I love to sing and dance.

Why I chose UNL: I chose UNL because I wanted to be at a large school with a great psychology program.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think it will be great to get to know alumni and upperclassmen.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I really appreciate it. You gave me the opportunity to come here.

 

DC Huskers for Nebraska

Sarah Arthur – Virginia Beach, VA

Sarah ArthurMajor: Business

UNL Activities: Volleyball

Why I chose UNL: My dad went here and I still have a lot of family in Nebraska.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Helping me transition into college.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you!



Noah Perry – Herndon, VA

Noah PerryMajor: Mechanical Engineering

UNL Activities: Snowboarding, skiing and water sports

Why I chose UNL: Many of my family has, and continues, to go there.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It’ll help me transition into new things as I go into my college career.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you to all who funded!

 

Gary Moore and Annemarie Neubecker Legends

Connor Husa – Beatrice, NE

Connor HusaMajor: Vocal Performance

UNL Activities: Choir, reading, writing, singing, watching bootleg musicals

Why I chose UNL: I loved the faculty and the opportunities available to me. Also, I have family connections in the area.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has given me a network of people to help better myself as a person.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for not only the money, but also the chance to meet students and mentors across multiple academic disciplines.

 

Gateway Huskers of St. Louis Nebraska

Sean Warren – St. Louis, MO

 

Lexie Schrock – Harrisonville, MO

Lexie SchrockMajor: Pre-Med

UNL Activities: Intramural sports, Greek community events, and other clubs Other Hobbies: Drawing, painting, soccer, volleyball, basketball and dancing

Why I chose UNL: I immediately fell in love with the campus, and I could just feel that this was where I was meant to be.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Legends will benefit me in the aspect that they have really lessened the stress of having to pay for college. In addition, being awarded this scholarship has further encouraged me to strive to be the best student I can possibly be.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I just want to thank you immensely for providing me with the opportunity to come to the school of my dreams. Without their generosity I don’t know that I would have been able to come here.

 

Georgians for Nebraska

Bailey Goodrich – Raleigh, NC

 

Huskers N Arizona

Zoe Jirovsky – Chandler, AZ

Zoe JirovskyMajor: Mechanical Engineering

UNL Activities: Volleyball, Greek Life and sports clubs

Why I chose UNL: I have always wanted to go to UNL and I love the engineering program.

 

 



Emily Anderson – Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

Danielle Olson – Scottsdale, AZ 

 

Huskers of San Antonio

Dayne Thomas – San Antonio, TX

Dayne ThomasMajor: Biological Sciences

UNL Activities: Intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: I used to live in Bellevue, NE and I liked it a lot.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: There will be more opportunities to succeed.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for all you have done; it is very appreciated.

 

Karen Sotelo – Pharr, TX

 

Idaho Huskers

Katie Schini – Post Falls, ID

Katie SchiniMajor: Theatre with a Performance emphasis and an English minor

UNL Activities: Creative clubs, volleyball and rock climbing

Why I chose UNL: The theatre program fit me perfectly and I love it! I also have family here who live in Omaha.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I see it helping me to develop even better study skills as well as helping me meet more people. It is awesome to be a part of another community.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for this opportunity; I am so grateful!

 

Iowans for Nebraska

Margaret Engel – Des Moines, IA

Margaret EngelMajor: Biology with a Spanish Minor

UNL Activities: Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Special Olympics

Why I chose UNL: I didn’t want to go where everyone else was going and to do something new.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It’ll help me new friends and pay attention to my schoolwork.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you!!!

 

James and Jane Ebel Nebraska Legends

Andrew Minnick – Mesa, AZ

Andrew MinnickMajor: Mechanical Engineering

UNL Activities: Ceramics, swimming, lifeguarding and memeing

Why I chose UNL: I have family in the area and my parents went to UNL.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think it’s good to go out and be a part of activities and meet new people.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping out-of-state students get involved.

 

Brenna McManus – Gilbert, AZ

 

Eli Kliment – Creighton, NE

Eli KlimentMajor: Biological Sciences

UNL Activities: Band and choir

Why I chose UNL: Nebraska seemed like the best place to pursue my career interests.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I expect it to improve my leadership skills, among other things.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I appreciate it greatly and look forward to the opportunities provided by UNL and Legends.

 

John and Kris Bergmeyer Nebraska Legends

Samantha Surber – Herman, NE

Samantha SurberMajor: Biochemistry

UNL Activities: Volleyball, volunteering, women empowering groups, Ambassador and outdoor activities

Why I chose UNL: They had an awesome agriculture program, and I stayed here for Girls’ state and I loved it! It felt like home.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I’m excited to have a group of people that have similar interests as I do will benefit me in the long run!

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I greatly appreciate that I was selected to participate in this program. This will connect me to people who will help me in the future.

 

Kansas Cornhuskers Club

Kayla Jackson – Wichita, KS

Kayla JacksonMajor: Undecided with a Business Minor

UNL Activities: Soccer, animals and drawing

Why I chose UNL: I love the college itself and the price was great

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has given me a great mentor.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for believing in me.



Jack Nibert – Wichita, KS

Jack NibertMajor: Finance with an Accounting Minor

UNL Activities: Intramural sports, volunteering and clubs

Why I chose UNL: The campus is very nice and friendly. People are willing to help you all the time. I am also in the CBA Honors Academy.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Legends will help me adjust to my new life at UNL, and help me get involved at campus.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to join a strong UNL community. With your money, you have opened many doors for me.

 

Las Vegas for Nebraska

Jacey Kant – Norfolk, NE

Jacey KantMajor: Biology

UNL Activities: Intramurals and music

Why I chose UNL: I wanted to stay close to home and I love the campus’ atmosphere.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: To help me transition from high school to college and to help me to succeed in my classes.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you and I won’t disappoint!

 

George Gialketsis – Las Vegas, NV 

 

Mad City Huskers

Mitchell Hakari – Luxemburg, WI

Mitchell HakariMajor: International Business

UNL Activities: Intramural sports and weight lifting

Why I chose UNL: UNL has a great reputation for educational success.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Legends will help me get to know people.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.

 

Samantha Dziuk – Waunakee, WI

Samantha DziukMajor: Speech Language Pathology

UNL Activities: Swim club

Why I chose UNL: It is an out-of-state Big 10 school

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has given me a scholarship and helped me to meet alumni.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for aiding me in furthering my education.

 

Minnesotans for Nebraska

Abigail Friedges – Cottage Grove, MN

 

NAA Alumni Advisory Council

Jamie Schacher – Columbus, NE

Jamie SchacherMajor: Architecture

UNL Activities: Intramurals

Why I chose UNL: I chose UNL because it's close to my home and because of its campus life.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has given me mentors.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much!

 

Brock Nutter – Hickman, NE

Brock NutterMajor: Music and Spanish Education

UNL Activities: Music, Spanish and Portugese Club

Why I chose UNL: I know the campus and I like the school.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Having access to people who are familiar with UNL.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you very much for trusting in my potential and giving me an aid and headstart in my college experience.

 

Jessica Fritson – Kearney, NE

Major: Pre-Physical Therapy and Spanish

UNL Activities: Club or intramural soccer, church and health and nutrition

Why I chose UNL: UNL had a good health program and great school spirit.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think Legends will provide great networking opportunities.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I am so grateful for the scholarship and am so excited to start my education at UNL.

 

Ashlee Morosic – Indianola, NE

Ashlee MorosicMajor: Pre-Health Nursing

UNL Activities: My learning community and various clubs

Why I chose UNL: I love Lincoln and I wanted a change from a small town.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will give me more resources and ways to connect on campus.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping me with school and giving me the opportunity to be part of this.

 

Nashville Huskers

Allison Brockman – Knifley, KY

Allison BrockmanMajor: Agriculture Economics Minor: Animal Science

UNL Activities: Rodeo Club, Tango, Block and Bridle

Why I chose UNL: I came for the scholarships and the agriculture program

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Networking with alums and older students, bringing tuition down and professional development.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you! Out-of-state tuition is the worst.

 

Baylie Fadool – Nashville, TN

Baylie FadoolMajor: Undecided

UNL Activities: UNL Biking, Campus Rec and Photography Club

Why I chose UNL: I loved the campus, its safe environment and the many activities.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Connections with careers in the future, staying connected with Nebraska after I graduate.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for seeing potential in me and giving me this opportunity.

 

Brandon Huettner – Humphrey, NE

Brandon HuettnerMajor: Software Engineering

UNL Activities: Clubs with computer involvement

Why I chose UNL: It was close to home, cost less, had great computer programs and good local opportunities for the computer field

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think that it will be a good way to meet other people and gain some more knowledge.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: The money will be a great help for me and I thank you. It will allow me to focus more on getting educated, rather than how I will be paying for it.

 

New Mexicans for Nebraska

Ashley Kulek – Albuquerque, NM

Ashley KulekMajor: Architecture

UNL Activities: All sports

Why I chose UNL: My dad and his family all went to UNL. I grew up watching them play football live and at the bar. Just a born and raised Husker.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Connecting me to people I normally wouldn’t meet. Being part of a hardworking academic community to keep me focused on school.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping me be able to accomplish my dream of attending UNL.

 

North Carolina Nebraska Legends

Mackenzie Conroy – Fayetteville, NC

Mackenzie ConroyMajor: Music Performance

UNL Activities: Ensembles, various music groups, Hixson-Lied

Why I chose UNL: My private instructor gave me a list and said “choose from these.”

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I’m not sure, but I hope to soon find out.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for seeing the potential in me and taking a chance on me.

 

Anh Duong – Durham, NC

North Texas Nebraska Legends

Alexis Ryan – Rockwall, TX

Alexis RyanMajor: Film Studies

UNL Activities: Whatever I find interesting.

Why I chose UNL: My family has always loved UNL, so it felt like a natural fit.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Legends could help with networking and adjusting to college.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you!

 

Logan Dierking – Fortworth, TX

Logan DierkingMajor: Vocal Performance

UNL Activities: Soccer, rock climbing, choirs and weightlifting

Why I chose UNL: It’s a great atmosphere and it’s close to family.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I’m getting to meet more outgoing and striving peers.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you and I won’t let you down. I plan on being highly involved and am ready to see what the future holds.

 

Mandie Hochstatter – Fort Worth, TX

Northeast Nebraska Alumni Chapter

Aurora Gates – Norfolk, NE

Aurora GatesMajor: Anthropology

UNL Activities: Sheldon Art Museum and various clubs

Why I chose UNL: I chose UNL for the academics and the friendly community.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think the Legends is a way to begin getting involved and begin developing a network of connections with other people.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for the opportunity!

 

Matthew Miller – Norfolk, NE

Matthew MillerMajor: Biology

UNL Activities: Sports

Why I chose UNL: It’s close to home and fun.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help me make new friends and help me financially.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you

 

Amanda Carlson – Norfolk, NE

Amanda CarlsonMajor: Biology

UNL Activities: Science clubs and the Lutheran chapel

Why I chose UNL: After taking some campus tours, I fell in love with the size of the campus and the scenery.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: An opportunity to get connected to the campus and meet others.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you! I appreciate the scholarship, and I can’t wait to begin my journey here!

 

Northern Nevadans for Nebraska

Evan Crosse – Reno, NV

Evan CrosseMajor: Mechanical Engineering

UNL Activities: Aerospace Club and intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: I liked the programs offered at UNL, as well as the feel of the campus.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Legends will help me to get involved on campus and in the community.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for the opportunity with the program, and I look forward to the chances the program will offer to me.

 

NYC Nebraska Legends

Porsha Colville – Buffalo, NY

Porsha ColvilleMajor: Undecided

UNL Activities: Young Life, student government, singing groups and musicals

Why I chose UNL: I liked the friendly atmosphere, the multitude of majors and the scholarship.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help me to adjust to college life, get involved and make friends.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for supporting my education. I’m excited to start my journey as a Husker!

 

Stein Wiesner – Staten Island, NY

Stein WiesnerMajor: Pre-Law

UNL Activities: LaCrosse Club and the Rec Center weight room

Why I chose UNL: I chose it for the friendly people and because I am interested in attending UNL’s graduate school.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: If I need help academically, I know someone from Legends can help me. It will also help me build relationships.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you very much for your help. I will not waste the help you have provided for me.

 

Oregonians for Nebraska

Tanner Levander – St. Paul, NE

 

Patrick and Courtney McCashland Legends

Matthew Menard – Bennington, NE

Matthew MenardMajor: Undecided

UNL Activities: Club Golf, intramurals and history studies

Why I chose UNL: It was close to home and my siblings came here.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will improve my networking and fund my class costs.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for giving back to those who appreciate the financial help.

 

Penner Family Nebraska Legends

Chase Samuelson – Palmer, NE

Major: Agribusiness

UNL Activities: Agribusiness Club and Block and Bridle

Why I chose UNL: Both my parent attended UNL and I’ve always wanted to come here.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It’s helped financially.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for helping me pay for my tuition.

 

Pennsylvanians for Nebraska

Martin Praska – Oakdale, PA

 

Robert and Idonna Florell Nebraska Legends

Michael Borgelt – Wisner, NE

Michael BorgeltMajor: Agribusiness Minor: Animal Science

UNL Activities: Alpha Gamma Rho, Block and Bridle, Engler Entrepreneurs Hobbies: Hunting, fishing and farming

Why I chose UNL: I never would go anywhere else.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It’s helped with the scholarship, mentorship and guidance.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for your generous gift and the financial aid that will help me get through college.

 

Russell J. Fuller, Ph.D. and Ann Fuller Nebraska Legends

Gavin Brown – Martell, NE

 

Cassandra Kiihne – Omaha, NE

Cassandra KiihneMajor: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

UNL Activities: Pep band, pre-vet club, honors program, campus impact and intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: There is a program linking students from UNL to Iowa State for veterinary school.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I see myself meeting other people that I can see around campus.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I would like to thank them for helping out with my tuition and linking me to this program.

 

Duncan Tucker – Superior, NE

 

Cole Meadows – Elkhorn, NE

 

Grant Morgan – Fremont, NE

Grant MorganMajor: Computer Science

UNL Activities: HSSRA Hobbies: Puzzles, tinkering with computers and movies

Why I chose UNL: It’s a 4-year university with some distance from home, but not too much.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will increase my network of people known, as well as encourage me to see what UNL has to offer.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: I sincerely thank you, as any amount helps me greatly in funding my dream of higher education.

 

Conner Kranda – David City, NE


Kyle Meister – Omaha, NE

Kyle MeisterMajor: Architecture Design

UNL Activities: Intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: I enjoyed the campus on my visit.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: For gaining great connections with people and the University.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping me further my education.

 

Haley Hansmeier – Ogallala, NE


Trey McNeil – Kearney, NE

Trey McNeilMajor: Computer Science

UNL Activities: Computer Programming clubs and film club

Why I chose UNL: It was the best tour and campus.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will prepare me for life after college.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you, not only for the scholarship, but also for the program.

 

Mason Smalley – Omaha, NE

Mason SmalleyMajor: Actuarial Science

UNL Activities: Actuarial Science Club, Running Club and CBAHA

Why I chose UNL: I chose it because of the Honors program, CBAHA and the accredited institution for Actuarial Science.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: The peer mentor will be the most helpful.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping support me and my education. I will do my best to ensure your faith in me is well founded.



San Diego Alumni Chapter

Zachary Podraza – San Diego, CA

Jacob Kitten – Lakeside, CA

 

Siouxland Huskers

Alexander Anson – Sioux City, IA

Alexander AnsonMajor: Computer Engineering

UNL Activities: Social events and dances Hobbies: Skateboarding, soccer and sports

Why I chose UNL: I have always been a Husker fan.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I will be able to meet people and have fun. Also, it will help financially.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for your kindness.

 

Sydney McManamy – Sioux City, IA

Sydney McManamyMajor: Business Administration & Management

UNL Activities: Choir

Why I chose UNL: I loved the small town feel with big city activities.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: I think it will open doors for having better relationships and opportunities at UNL.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much for selecting me for this honor. I am so fortunate to be counted among this group of individuals.

 

Robyn Smith – Sioux City, IA

Robyn SmithMajor: Political Science and Global Studies

UNL Activities: ASUN, Mock Trial, choir, drama and Quiz Bowl

Why I chose UNL: I was born and raised a Husker fan. The School also has a great law and global program.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has given me networking opportunities.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for this opportunity and for helping me accomplish my goals and dreams.

 

Jami Turnquist – Sioux Falls, SD

Jami TurnquistMajor: Chemical Engineering

UNL Activities: Choirs, bands and theatre

Why I chose UNL: It’s a great engineering school.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It’s a good way to meet new people and develop new skills.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so very much for helping me in this exciting adventure. The financial assistance is very, very appreciated.

 

McKenzie Pratt – Sioux City, IA

McKenzie PrattMajor: Elementary Education

UNL Activities: Intramurals and Teammates

Why I chose UNL: They have a great education program. I love the campus and atmosphere.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help me transition easier from high school to college.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping me with the financial aid and for the opportunities it will give me.

 

South Carolina Huskers

Steven Stratton – Greenville, SC

Steven StrattonMajor: Mechanical Engineering

UNL Activities: Hockey, intramurals and some Christain activities

Why I chose UNL: I was born in Lincoln and my family is from here, so I’ve been a Husker my entire life.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: Connecting with other students and upperclassmen to get advice on classes.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for helping fund my classes.

 

South Dakotans for Nebraska

Brittan Murphy – Sioux Falls, SD

Brittan MurphyMajor: Undeclared

UNL Activities: Barbell club, Volleyball and games

Why I chose UNL: It’s away from South Dakota and I can meet new people.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help with meeting new people and stay involved.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so very much. I appreciate what you do for all the Legends.

 

Steve Hauff Nebraska Legends

Jordan Roesch – Aberdeen, SD

 

Susanne R. Millborn Nebraska Legends

Ciarra McPhillips – Columbus, NE

Ciarra McPhillipsMajor: Psychology

UNL Activities: Church, music and dancing

Why I chose UNL: It was my most affordable option, and I love Lincoln.

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has provided me with a community I can get involved with.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thanks! A million times thanks! You are helping make my dreams a reality.

 

Tampa Bay Huskers 

Miranda Plummer – Tampa, FL

Miranda PlummerMajor: Architecture

UNL Activities: Community service

Why I chose UNL: Its architecture program and the environment

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It has let me meet new people and make new connections.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you so much!!

 

Savannah Savitt – Tampa, FL

 

Truman and Nancy Phelan Nebraska Legends

Thomas Dougherty – Sioux Falls, SD

Thomas DoughertyMajor: Accounting

UNL Activities: Intramural sports

Why I chose UNL: It’s a great campus

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help me meet new people.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for the opportunity.



Kaylie Alfred – Sioux Falls, SD

Kaylie AlfredMajor: Nursing

UNL Activities: Intramurals, Pre-Nursing clubs and leadership roles

Why I chose UNL: The campus is great, and it’s a good distance from home

Ways the Legends Scholarship has benefited me: It will help me get to know more people and to know more history of the school.

My message to those who funded my scholarship: Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this organization and to fund part of my college education.