Loren Eiseley - Essayist, Philosopher, Literary Naturalist

Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship

Years Active: 1983-2013
In the past, the Nebraska Academy of Sciences sponsored an annual Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors. Recipients of the award were honored at the annual Nebraska Academy of Sciences banquet and winning essays were published in the program for the annual meeting.


Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Year Recipient High School Attended City, State
2010 Michaela Klesitz Skutt High School Omaha, NE
2009 Megan Wright SE Nebraska Consolidated HS Stella, NE
2008 Callista Pass Omaha North High School Omaha, NE
2007 Andrew J. Keralis Norris High School Firth, NE
2006 Danielle Hoagland Gordon-Rushville High School Gordon, NE
2005 Not awarded    
2004 Amanda Gaster Newman Grove Schools Newman Grove, NE
2003 Blaine A. Petska Aquinas High School David City, NE
2002 Abigail Roze Gewecke Grand Island Senior High Grand Island, NE
2001 Not awarded    
2000 Tiffany Marie Uhland Omaha South High School Omaha, NE
1999 Not awarded    
1998 Korey Brunken Millard West High School Omaha, NE
1997 Not awarded    
1996 No information    
1995 Mark Stone Laurel-Concord High School Laurel, NE
1994 Sara Harney Papillion-LaVista High School Papillion, NE
1993 Kathryn Weitz Omaha Westside High School Omaha, NE
1992 Jonathan Ebmeier Laurel-Concord High School Laurel, NE
1991 Ronald Chen   Columbia, MD
1991 Evan Howe   Omaha, NE
1990 Kevin Macklin   Laurel, NE
1989 Lynn Day Lu   Lincoln, NE
1989 Michael Christoffersen   Hastings, NE
1988 Kristin Guild   Lincoln, NE
1987 Andrea Elliott   Omaha, NE
1986 Tamara Jayne Schmidt   Laurel, NE
1985 Melissa Cummins   Fairbury, NE
1984 Dorraine Schneider   Omaha, NE
1983 Russell Bywater   Omaha, NE
1983 Mary Liz Jameson Lincoln Southeast High School Lincoln, NE


Event: Eiseley's 110th Birthday Celebration
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE
About: Free and open to all
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"Man would not be man if his dreams did not exceed his grasp... If I remember the sunflower forest it is because from its hidden reaches man arose. The green world is his sacred center. In moments of sanity he must still seek refuge there..."

- Loren Eiseley, The Invisible Pyramid
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