MRD: Danner Scholarship

Senator Edward R. Danner

Miniority Students' Scholarship

This scholarship honors the late Nebraska State Senator Edward R. Danner who served in the Nebraska Unicameral during the U.S. Civil Rights era of the 1960's. Senator Danner introduced numerous bills that made discrimination on the basis of skin color illegal. In 1965, Danner's bill creating Nebraska's Fair Employment Act was passed. He also co-sponsored the fair housing practices bill which passed in 1969. It established the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission to investigate civil rights violations. 

The Danner Scholarship is a $1000 per year ($500 per semester)
renewable scholarship for a maximum of four years. 


Click Here for a 2019 Application 


All applications must be

emailed or postmarked no later than 

April 15, 2019

  • There is a Checklist provided on page 1 of the application to help ensure full completion of the application and submitted required documents.  
  • When filling out application please DO NOT guess legislative district.  If unknown, please CLICK HERE use the State of Nebraska website then type in your Street Address, City State & Zip to find out
  • Please CLICK HERE see a list of the basic criteria used for selecting scholarship recipients.  
  • The selection committee will make selections and applicants will be notified in early May.   
If you have any questions please contact Kris Eschliman, Administrative Assistant, at the Missouri River District at 402-934-5441 (M-F 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) or  


The student must maintain a continuous semester enrollment, a GPA of 3.0 or higher and prior to the beginning of each fall semester submit a letter requesting a renewal stating how you are doing in college and what leadership, volunteerism and/or work you have maintained while in collage along with a college transcript with the cumulative GPA listed. Renewal funds are not automatically sent without your letter. transcript/grades and continuous semester enrollment. The information may be mailed to Missouri River District, 7318 Harrison Street, Omaha, NE 68128 or emailed to