The NebraskaLand National Bank celebrated the graduation of 30 students from the NebraskaLand University Scholarship Program. Graduates were awarded scholarships and certificates of completion on Sunday, April 23.
The graduates completed the required attendance and coursework and they were presented with certificates and $250 academic scholarships.
Each student was required to complete all six classes to graduate and become eligible for the $250 scholarship.
NebraskaLand University is a financial literacy program designed to educate students on budgeting, savings, credit, loans, career and wealth development, identity theft protection and more.
In addition, students were required to complete an essay that was judged by a bank committee. The students with the highest scores will be the recipients of a $1,000, $750 or $500 scholarship.
The winners were: Erica Schufeldt of Hershey High School, Will Stone of North Platte High School, and Michaela Jurjens of Brady High School.
“We are proud of what our students have accomplished, and we are confident that the financial skills and education they obtained at NebraskaLand University has given them the foundation they need to be financially successful later in life,” said Mike Jacobson, President and CEO of NebraskaLand National Bank.
The curriculum uses a combination of established financial literacy materials and unique lesson plans created and instructed by Senior and Executive Officers at NebraskaLand National Bank.