Bio Nebraska Foundation

Welcome to 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.

Marylinn Munson & Bio Nebraska STEM Scholarship

The Bio Nebraska Foundation, together with Marylinn Munson and Bio Nebraska, is offering scholarships to Nebraska High School seniors in an effort to support and encourage students as they pursue relevant classroom study and professional experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related fields.

Scholarships are available to students 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 (4) high school seniors, at the discretion of the Bio Nebraska Education Committee.

Women in Bioscience Scholarship

The Women in Bioscience Scholarship is designed to empower and support women pursuing a bioscience-related field of study by providing financial assistance, mentorship, and recognition to exceptional students committed to the biosciences.

This scholarship is open to women in Nebraska who are pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree in a bioscience-related field at a Nebraska university, college, or community college as a freshman or sophomore in the 2024-2025 academic year. Up to four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded.

Bio Nebraska Foundation Board of Directors
Andy Davis

Vice-President & Associate General Counsel, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Rob Owen, Secretary and Treasurer

Executive Director, Bio Nebraska

Marylinn Munson

Board Member, RAIN Incubator and Recombinetics

Thank You to our Donors

Erin & Rob Owen

Marylinn Munson

Lyle and Nancy Middendorf Family Fund 

Genevieve Plumadore


To learn more about the Bio Nebraska Foundation, contact Rob Owen, Bio Nebraska Executive Director.