Block and Bridle Scholarships and Awards

Outstanding Junior Award:

Applicant must be an active member in good standing of the Block and Bridle Club, enrolled in a regular four-year curriculum and have completed at least 5 semesters (60 credits) of coursework and have at least one full year of undergraduate study remaining. Determination is based on academics, involvement in club activities and extracurricular activities. Winner of award will be submitted as the Nebraska Chapter entry for the National Block and Bridle Award.

Outstanding Junior Award Application (pdf)

Outstanding Senior Award:

Applicant must be an active member in good standing of the Block and Bridle Club, enrolled in a regular four-year curriculum and will graduate in either May or December of application year. Determination is based on academics, involvement in club activities and extracurricular activities. Winner of award will be submitted as the Nebraska Chapter entry for the National Block and Bridle Award.

Outstanding Senior Award Application (pdf)

Outstanding Initiate Award:

Voted upon by Block and Bridle Advisors, Marshal and Ambassador in recognition of the initiate who has been actively involved and showed strong dedication to the club in their first year of membership.

Outstanding Initiate Award Application (pdf)

Outstanding Sophomore Activities Award:

Voted on by the Block and Bridle Officers in recognition of the sophomore who has been involved in Block and Bridle activities and shown strong dedication to the club.

Outstanding Sophomore Activities Award Application (pdf)

Outstanding Junior Activities Award:

Voted on by the Block and Bridle officers in recognition of the Junior who has been involved in Block and Bridle activities and show strong dedication to the club.

Outstanding Junior Activities Award Application (pdf)

Parr Young Senior Merit Award:

This fund was established in 1976 by Mrs. Parr Young-Murray to provide a merit award, annually to a senior Block and Bridle Club member who has demonstrated scholarly attributes, leadership in club activities and in extracurricular activities.

Parr Young Senior Merit Award Application (pdf)

Mike Cull Judging & Activities Award:

The Cull family established this award to commemorate the life of Mike Cull, a 1986 Animal Science Graduate. He was on the 1984 Livestock Judging Team and was President of the Block and Bridle Club. This award will go to an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in Animal Science, whose breadth of achievement and service exemplify Mike’s spirit. Determination of award is based on involvement in club activities, non-club activities and academics.

Mike Cull Judging & Activities Award Application (pdf)

Don Geweke Memorial Award:

Don was a 1964 graduate of Ord High School and a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the time of his death. The fund was established in 1969 by Don's father, Lloyd Geweke, in support of the Annual Block and Bridle Livestock Judging Contest. The award award goes to the first and second place winners in the Senior Division and the winner of the Junior Division.

Swine Industry Award:

Voted on by Block and Bridle Advisors and Officers. Applicants must be an active member of Block and Bridle, have at least one semester as a full-time student left to complete and an interest in the swine industry, club activities and academics.

Swine Industry Award Application (pdf)

Block and Bridle Club Scholarship:

Applicant must be a Block and Bridle Member and have at least one semester as a full time student left to complete. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Animal Science Faculty and the past four honorees. Determination is based on involvement in agriculture, academics and involvement in club activities.

Block and Bridle Club Scholarship Application (pdf)

William & Barbara Rishel Block & Bridle Honoree Scholarship:

Applicant must be a regularly enrolled undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, a Block and Bridle Member and have at least one semester as a full time student left to complete. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Animal Science Department Scholarship Committee. Determination is based on involvement in agriculture, academics and involvement in club activities.

William & Barbara Rishel Scholarship Application (pdf)