Scholarship Deadline is March 31!

February 6, 2020

At the Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants’ Spring Meeting on Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Society will award the sixth Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,620 to a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university during the 2020-‘21 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement.

Applications must be submitted in ONE .pdf file no later than March 31, 2020 to gmabecky1955@gmail.com. 

About the Scholarship

Scholarship Application


Welcome Aboard!

February 6, 2020

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:

Mary Elizabeth (Howland) Askey

Trumball

A descendant of Pilgrim John Howland


Welcome Aboard!

February 4, 2020

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:

Linda Rae (Raff) Jacobson

Malcolm

A descendant of Pilgrim John Tilley


Congratulations!

January 14, 2020

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants congratulates Ronald Gale Fink Jr., Harrison, a descendant of Pilgrim Francis Cooke, on the approval of supplemental applications for Pilgrims Degory Priest, James Chilton and Francis Eaton.


Welcome Aboard!

January 11, 2020

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:

Suzanne Clare Singer

Omaha

A descendant of Pilgrim Resolved White


In Memory

December 28, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants remembers 12 members whose deaths were reported this year:

Ronald Myron Benton, age 79, Aug. 9, 2019, Burwell. A descendant of Pilgrim Edward Fuller, he joined the Nebraska Society in 1999.

Martha Ann (Mull) Davies, age 77, Aug. 23, 2018, Lincoln. A descendant of Pilgrim Myles Standish, she joined the Nebraska Society in 2014.

Marilyn Mae (Miller) Fischer, age 86, March 9, 2019, Broken Bow. A descendant of Pilgrims Peter Browne, Francis Cooke and John Billington, she joined the Nebraska Society in 2006.

John Michael Kuhry, age 80, July 4, 2019, Omaha. A descendant of Pilgrim William Brewster, he joined the Nebraska Society in 2015.

Vaughn Lyman Lawrence, age 82, Dec. 2, 2019, Lincoln. A descendant of Pilgrims Richard Warren and John Howland, he joined the Nebraska Society in 1975. He was Nebraska Society Governor 1984-1986 and 2001-2006.

Jerry Duncan McInnis, age 90, April 12, 2019, Lincoln. A descendant of Pilgrim William Brewster, he joined the Nebraska Society in 2000. He had served as the Society’s Elder.

Shirley Ann (Baker) Nicholson, age 88, March 28, 2018, Denver. A descendant of Pilgrim John Howland, she joined the Nebraska Society in 1953.

Irene (Peckham) Provost, age 92, March 17, 2019, Omaha. A descendant of Pilgrim Francis Cooke, she joined the Nebraska Society in 1978.

Orma Lou (McLaughlin) Rogers, age 93, July 6, 2018, Eldon, Mo. A descendant of Pilgrim Edward Fuller, she joined the Nebraska Society in 1999.

Lee (Bratt) Schoomaker, age 67, Jan. 22, 2019, Omaha. A descendant of Pilgrim John Howland, she joined the Nebraska Society in 2018.

Betty Carleton (Kimball) Start, age 94, Dec. 7, 2019, Dallas Center, Iowa. A descendant of Pilgrim John Alden, she joined the Nebraska Society in 2011.

Everett Sterling Stevens, age 73, March 16, 2019, Lincoln. A descendant of Pilgrim John Howland, he joined the Nebraska Society in 1957.


Welcome aboard!

December 5, 2019

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:

James Daly Ayres

Lincoln

A descendant of Pilgrim William Bradford.


Congratulations!

October 6, 2019

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants congratulates Kathryn Rae (Foreman) Morrissey, Omaha, a descendant of Pilgrims John Howland and Stephen Hopkins, on the approval of supplemental applications for Pilgrims John Tilley, Joan (Hurst) Rogers Tilley and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland.


Congratulations!

October 6, 2019

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants congratulates Ruth Ellen Stearns, Lincoln, a descendant of Pilgrim Richard Warren, on the approval of supplemental applications for Pilgrims John Alden, Francis Cooke, William Mullins, Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and Richard Warren.


Welcome Aboard!

August 27, 2019

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:

Mary Frances (Brandt) Dolan

Omaha

A descendant of Pilgrim John Alden