Travel and Tourism Scholarships


Each spring, the Nebraska Admirals Association awards scholarships, through an application, interview and essay submission process, to students with junior status in the Travel & Tourism & Hospitality Management program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln or minoring in Travel and Tourism at Wayne State College.  Students must be U.S. Citizens.  The Scholarship Program currently offers two or three$2000 Scholarships. Money for the scholarships comes mainly from member donations. The number of scholarships offered depends on available funds. So, please send your check or use the "donate" button at the bottom of the page. Since 1992, fifty-five scholarships have been awarded.


2017 scholarship winners

2019 UNL Scholarship Awardees: Hannah Schlotthauer, Jenae Bordreau and Megan Copsey (Gerald Decker memorial winner).   



Interested and qualified students should contact their deparment chair for further details in the fall semester of their junior year at university.


2017 scholarship winners


Fleet Admiral Jack McSweeney congratulates the 2017 scholarship winners: Briana Brugman, Rachel Tyner, Rachel Fabry and Melissa Thalken all UNL students. Also pictured are Dan LeDroit, our Scholarship Offier, and Gloria LeDroit, our Chief of Staff.




Twice a year Nebraska Admirals Association members have the opportunity to meet some of the United States finest Navy personnel...Crewmembers of the USS Nebraska Trident Submarine.


June 2017 USS Nebraska Crew


Gold Crew of USS Nebraska & spouses at KGFW Radio Station in Kearney -June 2017


2016 crew of USS Nebraska at Archway


The June 2016 visit of crew representatives at the Archway in Kearney, Nebraska.



sailors visit BEthany Lutheran Church

USS Nebraska sailors visit Bethany Lutheran Church on their June 2014 visit.

Crew members are escorted by local admirals to various sites in their local community. Crew members stay at local Admirals homes during their time in Kearney.

Visiting crew of USS Nebraska

Crew of USS Nebraska visits Yanney Park in Kearney during their June 2014 stay.


Each year the Nebraska Admirals Association organizes "Operation Ornament".

operation ornament

The project provides the public an opportunity to create a handmade ornament to send to a sailor, a soldier, or a veteran. Ornaments are made and then sent to the crew of the U.S.S. Nebraska, USS Omha and veterans who are residents of State Veterans Homes.

operation ornament

November 2015 children preparing ornaments. Parents join in the fun.