The Jack R. Snider Scholarship is awarded to members of the Cornhusker Marching Band who are non-music majors. Recipients demonstrate leadership (formal or informal), volunteerism and integrity. They are a role model for their section and the band, and exemplify what it means to be the Pride of All Nebraska.

Troy Scheer

My name is Troy Scheer and I’m from Gretna, NE. I’m in my fourth year here at UNL and I’m studying Nutrition Science with the hopes of attending nursing school in the next year. I was a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band all four years at UNL and I was the Section Leader for the K-Rank my Junior and Senior years. If there’s one thing being a member of the CMB has taught me, it is that constant determination and passion will always keep me motivated to reach my goals in life.

Troy Scheer, alto saxophone rank leader
Emma Fuller

I am a senior Elementary Education major. This semester, I am student teaching in a 4th grade classroom. I look forward to continuing my career in the field of education after graduating this spring! I was the 2021 Cornhusker Marching Band Flagline Captain. I loved the opportunity to be on the field again and perform for Husker fans! I benefited greatly from my time in the band by learning leadership skills and time management, and by making lifelong friends. Go Big Red!

Emma Fuller, color guard captain

The Jack R. Snider Freshman Scholarship, created in 2020, is presented to a freshman band member based on the student’s financial need.

Abraham Cervantes Garcia, freshman

Going into University I knew that I wanted to join the Cornhusker Marching Band because I knew that it would greatly enrich my experience. Being a commuter student makes it hard to meet new people on campus so by getting involved I knew that I would be able to meet others with similar interests. Once I made it into the marching band, I found that everyone was very kind and that there was a strong sense of community between members and faculty. Becoming a member of the marching band allowed me to meet and learn from so many people and that is something that I will always be grateful for.

Abraham Cervantes Garcia, clarinet

You can donate any time of year by clicking on the donate button on the right hand side of our home web page or you can go directly to Thank you to all who have donated to this fund. You make it possible to give this gift to these deserving students. Congrats to all three winners!

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Congratulations to all!
I hope you’ll see this! I graduated with an Elementary Education degree way back in 1990. I have been teaching since then, and 17 years of my experience has been in a Fourth Grade classroom. I just know you’ll love it. And…I was the captain of the UNL Flag Corp my senior year, too!
Go Big Red!
Diane Curry / Peterson

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