Applications are now open for juniors and seniors to apply to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board.
Freshman, sophomores and seniors are invited to apply to be Mortar Board Notables and for the Drvol Family Scholarship by Jan. 29.
Mortar Board, the University of Nebraska’s only national senior honor society, is an association of collegians selected for distinguished ability in scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board was founded on Feb. 15, 1918, at Syracuse University and has since grown to include over 200 chartered chapters and 200,000 alumni.
The Order of the Black Masque was founded in 1905. While it is an honor to be selected for membership in Mortar Board, it is the continued commitment to serve that differentiates Mortar Board from the other honorary societies.
During the past year, Mortar Board has hosted numerous activities, including honoring individuals who have made a difference through the “People Who Inspire” banquet, recognizing Nebraska’s most outstanding educators through the “Professor of the Month” award program, participating in the RSO competition during homecoming week, volunteering weekly at Clinton Elementary and co-sponsoring the annual Jack Frost Jog to support the Team Jack Foundation. As a member of Mortar Board, students will take part in a variety of activities like this with an outstanding group of individuals.