Bio Nebraska Foundation & Marylinn Munson Announce STEM Scholarship for 2023-2024 Academic Year

The Bio Nebraska & Marylinn Munson STEM Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year is open for applications.

Press Release from Bio Nebraska Foundation

Bio Nebraska Foundation, together with Marylinn Munson, announced today that they are now accepting applications for the Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year. The scholarship is available to help support and encourage Nebraska high school students as they pursue relevant classroom study and professional experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields.

“In our program’s second year, I am looking forward to the continued partnership with the Bio Nebraska Foundation and I’m even more excited this year for the opportunities and doors that will open to our scholarship recipients and Nebraska’s future STEM leaders,” said Marylinn Munson, a Nebraska leader in the life science, biotechnology, and agriculture industries. “These students’ hard work, energy and ideas will shape not just science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but our communities, culture, and world. I am grateful to be a part of the Bio Nebraska team in supporting a better and brighter future.”

Scholarships are available to Nebraska high school seniors who have been accepted at a Bio Nebraska approved Nebraska college, community college or university, are planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study in a STEM-related field, and who plan to pursue a career with a STEM-related organization. A one-time scholarship payment of $2,500 may be awarded to up to four high school seniors for the 2023-2024 academic year.

“The Bio Nebraska Foundation is proud to partner with Marylinn to support Nebraska high school seniors as they begin their journey to a career in STEM,” said Rob Owen, Executive Director of Bio Nebraska. “Nebraska offers enormous opportunities across STEM fields and our state’s youth is a crucial component in growing and sustaining these important industries.”   

Applications must be received before 9:00 a.m. CST on April 28, 2023, and scholarship recipients will be announced in June 2023. For more information about the Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship, interested applicants can visit the Bio Nebraska website here.  

About Marylinn Munson

Marylinn Munson has worked in the life science, biotechnology and agriculture industries for more than 20 years. Currently she is on two Boards, RAIN Incubator advancing STEM and Recombinetics solving intractable challenges through gene editing. She has held international leadership roles at industry-leading biotech and life science companies. At Neogen she led the Genomics business; she managed the international genomics informatics field team at Qiagen; built and managed a field sales team and an international operations group where she was responsible for 60 percent of Illumina’s global business; and part of a Core Strategy Team, business development and marketing at Agilent. At Amersham Biosciences (GE Healthcare), she sold Next Generation Systems in North America, many of which were used as part of the Human Genome Project. Marylinn’s passion for excellence, people and customers has made her the recipient of industry awards including the Federal Labs Consortium Award for Technology Transfer. She is listed as an inventor on U.S. patents.

About Bio Nebraska Foundation

The Bio Nebraska Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on workforce development and education affiliated with Bio Nebraska. The Foundation aims to aid in the development of a highly educated and diverse Nebraska workforce by providing scholarships to Nebraska students and educational programming for professionals interested in advancing their careers in biosciences. Bio Nebraska is a nonprofit trade association tasked with supporting, promoting, and catalyzing the biosciences in Nebraska. For more information, visit