World Food Prize

World Food Prize

Nebraska Youth Institute

World Food Prize participants in 2015

2024 World Food Prize Nebraska Youth Institute

Eastern Institute

March 25, 2024
University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus, Lincoln

Registration Due: February 25, 2024

Western Institute

April 15, 2024
Panhandle Research, Extension, and Education Center, Scottsbluff

Registration Due: March 15, 2024

Earn a $500 CASNR scholarship each year you submit a paper and attend the event!

High School freshmen through seniors are eligible.

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Participating students are eligible to apply for the $2,000 Maunder-Borlaug Food Security Scholarship toward tuition in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at UNL. 

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The top high school students from each Youth Institute will be competitively selected as delegates to the Global Youth Institute, held every October in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Borlaug Ruan International Internship and USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship opportunities are available for students that have participated in the Nebraska Youth Institute.


Contact Morgan Tranmer

Nebraska Youth Institute State Coordinator ⎮ 402-472-9782


More information can also be found at

Our Sponsors

The Nebraska Youth Institute is made possible with the generous support of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR); the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC); the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), Bruce and Kathy Maunder with the Maunder-Borlaug scholarship, The Malaika Foundation, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and Nebraska FFA.

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