Bio Nebraska Foundation Reaches Fundraising Goal to Support Bioscience Education in Nebraska

The Bio Nebraska Foundation announced today that though the generous support of the bioscience community, it reached its fundraising goal and raised approximately $25,000, which includes the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation’s matching funds of $10,000.

The funds will be used to support the Marylinn Munson and Bio Nebraska Foundation STEM Scholarship and the Women in Bioscience Scholarship.

This campaign, launched earlier this year, sought to raise $10,000 to support and expand the Foundation’s initiatives dedicated to building a highly educated and diverse workforce in Nebraska’s bioscience industry. These efforts include providing scholarships to talented Nebraska students pursuing bioscience degrees and offering educational programming to professionals looking to advance their bioscience careers.

We are grateful to each donor and to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation for their support in our work to make Nebraska a leader in the bioscience industry. Learn more about the Bio Nebraska Foundation HERE.

About the 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

About The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation

The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation was established in 1978. The Foundation’s support has been for educational and scientific purposes, including higher education, cultural agencies, youth, and social service activities.