The Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Program is a student organization open to all UNL students. The program draws upon the life experiences and accomplishments of Justin Smith Morrill, U.S. Senator and author of the Land-Grant College Acts.
Through the program, students will have the opportunity to:
• Embrace and engage in lifelong interdisciplinary learning and education.
• Exhibit the qualities of a successful leader and act in a leadership role when appropriate.
• Plan and participate in civic engagement and service activities.
• Appreciate and articulate the importance of the Land-Grant College Acts and the role of the Land-Grant university in the modern era.
Morrill Scholars are developed through a rich variety of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. During their first semester, scholars are required to take a seminar that discusses Morrill's life and accomplishment, as well as the history of land-grant universities. Scholars also have the unique opportunity to travel to Morrill's homestead in beautiful Strafford, Vermont, to tour the area where Morrill grew up, complete a service project and stay with the friendly locals, all while cultivating a deeper appreciation for Morrill and the scholars program.
A gift to this fund benefits and supports the
general needs of the department, including awards for faculty, scholarships for
students, grants for travel, and support for student activities and
> College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Justin Smith Morrill Scholars
For more information, please contact:
Ann Bruntz Director of Development 402-458-1176 direct 800-432-3216 toll free E-mail
Josh Egley Development Officer 402-458-1202 direct 800-432-3216 toll freeE-mail
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