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 program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a student with junior status in the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.   The Scholarship Program currently offers two $1,000 Scholarships. Money for the scholarships comes mainly from member donations. So, please send your check or use the "doante" button at the bottom of the page.

In addition, Robert & Janice Batt of Omaha have provided a $1,000 scholarship in the past and this may also be available.  A special selection is made using the above process from the same group of qualifying applicants in the above-named major programs by the Nebraska Admirals Association for theBatt Scholarship when available. 

The scholarship funds are applied $500 to the fall semester tuition of the students' senior year with the final $500 applied to the spring semester tuition (last semester before graduation.

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

2015 Scholarship winners

Fleet Admiral Jack McSweeney congratulates the 2015 scholarship winners, Rachelle Plock and Ashley McClintock, both of UNL.


Consider buying your coffee from the Nebraska Admirals and help build our scholarship fund!  Five dollars from each bag goes to our scholarships!  Regular & Decaf from LaRue Coffee available! 

We invite you to go to the CATALOG page for coffee availability and the link to the coffee order form.



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. The more active you are, the more likely you are to meet thesesailors.

June 2016 visit of crew of USS Nebraska to Archway in Keanrey NE


June 2016 visit of USS Nebraska crew to the Archway in Kearney, NE


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 and veterans who are residents of State Veterans Homes.

operation ornament

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


ornaments on tree