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NBA Offers Scholarship

By Tom Nauman of Hastings 

Are you headed off to college? The NBA has a $1,000 scholarship available! The deadline for application is Feb 28, 2023.

The NBA Wildlife & Conservation Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student who is an NBA member in good standing. Those applying should have interests in pursuing a degree directly related to Natural Resources Management and Conservation, but any field of study is acceptable.

Applications will be judged by a panel selected by the NBA. In addition to the written application, finalists may be interviewed by the scholarship committee. The Scholarship recipient will be announced at the Banquet.

Please submit the following information on a word processor in 12-point font. Include the category titles on your document. The information may also be hand-written. The entire application is restricted to four typewritten/handwritten pages.

A. General Information

  • Full Name
  • Parent/Guardian
  • Phone Number
  • High School Attended
  • Have you received assistance from this fund before? If so, when?

B. Nebraska Bowhunters Association

  • Length of time as a NBA member
  • Involvement in NBA activities
  • What does the NBA mean to you?
  • What role do you and the NBA play in the future of bowhunting and wildlife conservation?
  • List your bowhunting experiences

C. Academic Information

  • Date of high school graduation
  • Intended or current course of study
  • List of academic achievements/honors
  • Current college plans

D. Leadership Activities

  • Offices held
  • Honors received
  • Extra-curricular activities and honors

E. Community Activities

  • Community-related activities
  • Community-related honors or awards

Submit your application by Feb 28 to: Tom Nauman, NBA Scholarship, 1105 Lakeridge Dr, Hastings 68901 tnauman@auroracoop.com

2023 NBA Awards Banquet

March 3-4, 2023 - Younes Conference Center South, Kearney, NE

This is a member's only event, please JOIN THE NBA online now or when you get to the Banquet.  You must purchase a Banquet ticket to attend the weekend events.

General Information


Banquet Guest Speaker




Bowhunter of the Year

Big Game Awards

Trade Show


Trophy Wall

Merchandise/ T-Shirt Contest

Photo Contest

Conservation Fund Requests

Member Success Slideshow

NBA Scholarship

Board Member Elections

Sponsors Needed

Questions or to Volunteer:  Rick Thaden, NBA Banquet Chairman, 308-293-3788, bowhunt4elk@hotmail.com

About us

In 1984, the idea of an organization that would bring bowhunters together with a common goal to preserve and protect bowhunting was formed and the Nebraska Bowhunters Association (NBA) was born. Now, the NBA is one of Nebraska's premier hunting organizations, with a growing membership, family friendly events, and a firm passion to continue to preserve and promote bowhunting in Nebraska. 

Become a member

Although bowhunting is often a private, quiet affair, members of the NBA benefit greatly from organizing together. Besides the political clout and united front against those opposed to hunting, the camaraderie is perhaps the best bargain for the money. NBA members meet across the state throughout the year at our Banquet in March and Jamboree in August. We would love to have you join us! 

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