Letters from Scholarship Recipients

To Coloradans for Nebraska and the gracious donors,

Thank you all so very much for supporting mine and so many other’s dreams of going to Nebraska. It is a privilege and honor to be supported by a group of alumni and fellow husker fans. 5 years ago when I was introduced to CO4NU, I didn’t quite understand what the organization did besides host watch parties, which is cool of course, but now I can see how much this organization does for Colorado students that go to Nebraska. I am so grateful for the financial support and for the people behind the donations.

Many of you went to the University and can only hope students now will have the great experiences that you had. Just finishing my freshman year, I can look back and happily tell you that it was a year filled with many new and fun experiences, a year of meeting so many great people, a year of falling in love with the journalism school, a year of studying more than I thought was possible, a year of heartbreaking football but extremely fun games nonetheless, and most importantly, a year of extreme personal growth.

This scholarship took a burden off of our family’s pockets this year after sending checks for two students at UNL, and for that I am extremely grateful. I know there were many applicants for these scholarships and I sincerely thank you for choosing me to receive one of them. This is an organization that I’ll proudly support once I reach alumni status and one that I will proudly represent until then. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

God Bless and Goooo Biiig Red,
Maddy Patten

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Coloradans for Nebraska,

I just wanted to thank you for all of your support you’ve given me over the last three years. It seems like it just flew by! I am very appreciative of receiving the scholarship for the last three years. This has allowed me to continue pursuing my dreams and finishing my education. Coloradans for Nebraska has given me so much more than just a scholarship check. Throughout the many scholarship ceremonies that I have attended, I’ve never felt more welcomed or cared for than I did at the Coloradans for Nebraska event. Not only did people care about me as a person, but they wanted me to be successful as well. This made going far away to school much easier, knowing I had a huge support system back in Colorado.

I love that there is a group of people in Colorado that are just as passionate about the Huskers as I am. I truly do love the state of Colorado, but I love the Huskers as well. Sometimes it seems like an odd combination, but everyone within this group seems to have that mutual feeling. The community that Coloradans for Nebraska provides is outstanding, and I am very glad that I was able to be a part of it.

As I am reaching the end of my senior year, I am reflecting on what it has been like to be a Husker from Colorado. I still wear my Colorado native roots with pride, but I also am happy to share my Husker background as well. I am very grateful for the experiences that both states have offered me, and I wouldn’t change anything. Graduation is coming up in May, and I’m excited to earn that Nebraska Diploma. I’ve accepted a teaching position in Lincoln, Nebraska at Northeast High School. I truly do miss Colorado, but I’m not ready to leave Lincoln yet. I am looking forward to starting my career in the same city where I received my college education. I can still be a huge husker fan, even if I might not stand out as much in the sea of red. I’ll always remember the support that I have received from Coloradans for Nebraska and the comfort it gave me knowing I had so much support living so far from home. I am trying my best to share with others the great aspects that Coloradans for Nebraska provides to the community. Once again, thank you so much for all of your support.

GO BIG RED!
Brittany Bard

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Would you like to help more of Colorado’s young adults with scholarships?  You can make a donation directly to the Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship Fund, you can become a member of Coloradans for Nebraska, and/or you can attend one of the Coloradans for Nebraska Events.  On June 11, 2016,  Tom Osborne will be coming to Colorado to help Co4NU raise funds.

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June 11, 2016 – Invite to an Evening with Tom Osborne

Come join Tom and Nancy Osborne, and Coloradans for Nebraska for an evening of food, fun, and memories at the Inverness Hotel on June 11, 2016.

Live and silent auctions, and more will raise funds to benefit the TeamMates Mentoring program and Coloradans for Nebraska scholarship fund.

Just $89 for Coloradans for Nebraska Members and $99 for general public.
Corporate Tables are available with a special meet and greet included.
Register today!

For more information, click here.

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4th Annual Wine Tasting – February 19, 2016

Join Coloradans for Nebraska on Friday, February 19, 2016, for our 4th Annual Wine Tasting.  This is a great way for those 21 and over to try 4 wines from James Arthur Vineyards, a Nebraska vineyard, paired with heavy hors d’oeuvres specially created by Noonan’s Event Center.  This event is just one of the Scholarship Fundraising events Coloradans for Nebraska holds throughout the year.  Register today for this great event!

Meet the Wines and the Food 
* Edelweiss, a semi-sweet white, will be paired with Cheese, Crackers, and Fruit
* Nebraska Red, dry red with medium bodies will be paired with Seared Steak, Fingerling Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts with Nebraska Red Peppercorn Sauce
* Nebraska White, a light and crisp wine, will be paired with Mahi Mahi, Grilled Asparagus, Arugula Salad and a Bur Blanc Sauce
* Tropasti, a port like wine, will be paired with Bread Pudding with a Peach Compote Sauce

When: 7:00 PM on Friday, February 19, 2016 – Doors open at 6:30
Where: Noonan’s Event Center at 13521 E. Iliff Ave. in Aurora
Registration: $30 per person for Coloradans for Nebraska Members or $40 per person for non Coloradans for Nebraska Members

Register Today!  Registration ends on Friday, February 12, 2016, at noon.  Register Today!

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A Special Evening with Tom Osborne

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Join Coloradans for Nebraska for A Special Evening with Tom Osborne.  This event is a fundraiser for TeamMates Mentoring Program and Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarships.  Join us for dinner, program, and auction.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Doors open at 6:00.  Event begins at 7:00.
WHERE: Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Dr. W., Englewood
DINNER: 3 Course Chicken Dinner
COST: $89 /person for Coloradans for Nebraska Members
$99 /person for general public
$1250 for corporate sponsorship which includes special meet and greet for 8 people

REGISTER TODAY!!


Some of the Auction Items

Dress is business casual.

Would like to stay over at the Inverness Hotel?  Special rates for this event.  Call Inverness Hotel at 303-397-6400 M-F from 7am-8pm or S-S from 8:30am-5pm.  Ask for the Coloradans for Nebraska special pricing of $139 for a single bed room.  Discounts for other rooms as available.

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2016 / 2017 Scholarship Application Available

Coloradans for Nebraska is pleased to offer 15 $1500 scholarships for the 2016 / 2017 School Year.

The Co4NU Scholarship is open to Colorado High School Graduates and / or Graduating Seniors that will be attending the University of Nebraska for the 2016 / 2017 School Year full time. The scholarship is open to incoming Freshman as well as Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  This scholarship is non renewing and is worth $1500 ($750 per semester with a GPA of 2.5 or greater).  For more details about the scholarship and / or to apply, you can find the application online in a PDF format.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm Mtn time on February 27, 2016.  If you have any questions after reviewing the application, email Scholarship@Co4NU.com

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Team Jack Fundraiser – 2015

Coloradans for Nebraska Supports Team Jack
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Special Fundraiser on Friday, November 27, 2015
Swingers Sports Lounge & Grill
9235 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree

 

Special drawings for the following items during the Nebraska vs Iowa game at Swingers.  All money from these special drawings will go to Team Jack.
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MAKE A DONATION
Coloradans for Nebraska is taking donations in our online store.  With proceeds from shirt purchases, ticket purchases for specialty drawing prizes during the Nebraska vs Iowa game on Friday, November 27th at Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill, and donations made in the store, Coloradans for Nebraska will send on big check to Team Jack in December.

Until Noon on Friday, November 13, 2015 Pre-order a Special Shirt
Just $25 to show your Coloradans for Nebraska support of Team Jack and to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.  Place your order today in our online store.  Proceeds go towards Team Jack.  Sizes Small thru XXL are available in each of the 3 styles.  Shirts will be available for pickup at Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill in Lone Tree during the Nebraska vs Iowa game on Friday, November 27th or for $6 you can have your shirt shipped via priority mail.

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Donate or Order Your Specialty Shirt Today!

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2015 Golf Tournament Pictures

The 2015 Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 28, 2015.  It was a beautiful day at The Ranch Country Club for golf!

Pictures from the event can be found on our Facebook page.  Pictures will be posted online in the future.

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Preview the 2015 Golf Tournament Program

Preview the 2015 Coloradans for Nebraska Golf Tournament Program to see the Husker Legends that will be attending, the items that will be in the auction and drawings, a list of donors and sponsors, and who the 2015 / 2016 Scholarship Recipients are.

Tournament registration is ending soon for the Monday, September 28th tournament.  Register Today!

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2015 Golf Tournament Updates

The emcee has been announced for the 2015 Golf Tournament as well as some of the prizes for the drawings and auctions.   To see these updates, click here.

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2015 – Radio Broadcasts of Nebraska Football

To see a list of radio stations that have paid an affiliate agreement fee to the University of Nebraska and secured air time can be found online.
As there is no affiliate for Colorado and Coloradans for Nebraska has put money towards scholarships instead of radio for the last 8+ years, you can look to the following to listen to the games.  Football games are streamed free on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn app.  Streams are also available on Huskers.com which is free on desktops/laptops but requires a minimal one time purchase of the Official Husker App to listen on a mobile device.
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