The 2013-14 Scholarship winners were selected by the CFN Board of Directors at their latest Board of Directors meeting.

This year CFN awarded scholarships to five winners selected from a total of eight applicants. The Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of Erik Van Fleet, Bob Semm, Scott Mattes and is chaired by Ken Lautenschlager. Their recommendations for scholarship winners were voted on by the full board.

Californians for Nebraska Scholarship Winners

Megan Schafer

As I begin my last year at UNL, I'm sure I will be faced with many challenges while completing my upper division classes toward my Pre-Pharm /Nutrition Sciences major.

This summer I plan on beginning the application process to go on to Pharmacy School. I feel that my time here will prepare me for what lies ahead in the future. Everything I have done here and the friends that I've made, has made UNL my home away from home. I'm proud to be a Husker!

Read Megan's thank you.


I feel very satisfied with all that I was able to accomplish in my freshman year here at UNL. I earned decent grades, found a good job, actively participated in my fraternity and the community, and made the adjustment from LA to Nebraska which are very different places. I am a marketing major in the college of business administration and plan on minoring in general education.


Growing up, the University of Nebraska has been a school that I have always been around and has been my dream school.

This year as a senior, was very eventful to say the least. My football team won not only the CIF Championship but we also won State which was the first in our schools history. Since we had won State this had opened up a couple doors for me as a player. I had been given the opportunity to go on and play football at the next level. However, I decided to continue the tradition in my family to attend the University of Nebraska as the fourth generation to pursue a career in the Medical Field.


I currently attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I am in my second year of studying to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.

I am active on campus and enjoy various extracurricular activities. I am currently a member of the universities pre-nursing club and participate in various intramural sports. I have participated in flag football, indoor women’s volleyball, and both co-ed and all women’s basketball. I was also a captain of the women’s volleyball team. I was awarded the Ruth Leverton academic scholarship based on my academic achievements in high school including a 4.1 GPA and valedictorian status.


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