A newly-established fund — the Water for Food/IALC Student Impact Award — will support outstanding students at the University of Nebraska. Specifically, DWFI will choose recipients who have made a meaningful contribution to the institute’s mission and collaborative endeavors relating to sustainable agriculture and natural resource practices in arid and semiarid regions of the world.
The fund is the result of a $10,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation from the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to international collaborative research and capacity building, with membership including the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. Nick Brozović, DWFI director of policy, served on the IALC Board of Directors and represented DWFI.
Through this new Water for Food/IALC Student Impact Award and other funding, DWFI supports more than 30 University of Nebraska students each year.
Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute supports more than 30 students each year who represent diverse disciplines across all four campuses of the University of Nebraska.
Since it was initiated in 2014, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute’s student support program has made more than 96 awards to DWFI Faculty Fellows supporting students and invested $3.6 million.
DWFI would like to extend a congratulations to several DWFI supported student who received degrees this past spring.