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2010
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2011
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Scholarships

Scholarships are now closed, except for those students the author already knows, or he comes to know through their progress in his Preparation for Climate Change program. The previous content of this page is preserved below for historical reference.


If, by reading this web site or borrowing a book, you have decided that the NEBADOR books are important to your education, but you cannot afford to buy them, you may apply for a scholarship.

The most important requirement is that you write a thoughtful letter to the author now, and between each book. We will publish all or part of those letters on this page. The first letter must explain why you want to read and learn from the NEBADOR books, and each letter after that (to get the next book) must share some things you learned from the previous book.

We will need a mailing address to send you the books, and the address you give must be okay with a parent. We will not use your address for any other purpose.

If you are able to use the free downloads of NEBADOR Book One: The Test, please do so. We will still send you the Deep Learning Notes and later books by mail.

A picture of you, or your favorite animé character, or your dog, is required. It makes web pages more fun.


Lydia, 15, Russia
"I not get book 3 only just some little thing that not cost much. Library can not get book 3 also. Can I be scholarchip maybe?"

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR3PBG + NEBADOR3DL sent March 2016


Belinda, 12-16, New York
"I down loaded your surviving 2012 book and read it in like an hour, and i want to learn everything I can about every thing you can tell me, can i have a scolarship please?"

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBMP + NEBADOR1DL sent February 2012

"Wow. More than anything else i learned i DONT want to be like Kodi and pretty sure not Toli either. but their boys. cant decide about Buna. i REALLY started liking Mati when she crossed the pit BY HERSELF. and the witch healer lady is SO cool. she's like Ashley in your other book doing herbs and stuff. Can i have another one?"

NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent May 2012

"Im liking Buna more. I dont know if Im lesbian but I just like how down to erth she is. I learned lots about chemstry and stuff and I like Boro cause hes into that. Going INTO the fire was confusing at first but I figured it out when Boro was at the mill where it started. Sorry it took so long but I started reading lots of books. Can I have book 3?"

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent February 2013

"there was tons of stuff in this 1. I guess the aurora was the best part and how it was the earths magnets hitting the sun or other way around. but that touched me deepest was the story telling when they were about to spilt up. it made me cry. It told me that our stories are important espec. with friends weve gone a long way with. The ship was interesting too. I think id want to do Boro's job. Yep. Book 4 please?"

NEBADOR4PBMP + NEBADOR4DL sent August 2013

"I wanted to slap Rini. I felt like I was the girl who loved him and he just smashed the cup and her deepest dream. I dont know what else he couda done but he shoud have strayed and loved her. Of all the things they learned on the trip I think I felt Mati's thing the most when she tried to stop before hitting the volcano but coudnt. Glad she was high enough. The girls dad was weird. He just wanted gold. They should have adopted her. He'll probly just sell her if his country has slaves. Can I have Book five?"

NEBADOR5PBMP + NEBADOR5DL sent December 2013

"Looks like I might be the LAST scolarship person. cool. From book 5 i learned most from the girl who died on the island...Nosta..she was so cool to do what she had to do until the very very end. And it was so amazing when she turned out to be a reptil. i think i sort of understand her and why she did it. i was sad when every one was freeking out when they were about to die but i keep thinking about Nosta. i got book 6 for my birthday...my mom finally noticed i like these books...and i was crying when Boro died but he really didn't. That whole thing got me thinking alot about dying and religion and all. Can I have Book 7?

NEBADOR7PBMP sent February 2015

"So MUCH good stuff in book 7. I REALLY like Ashley and I'm kind a like her. But i've had some thots about being a pilot so Liberty was cool too. But the most amazing thing was the big music thing at the capital. I've read it 3 times! I have NEVER believed it would be just us in heaven. I'm 16 now!"

NEBADOR8PBMP sent September 2015


Spiderhawk, 13-15, North Caroline
"I really really want to read these books and learn the stuff in them. The only good teacher in my school has one. I love to lurk in the woods but I know I won't do that all the time. Can I please have a scholarship?"

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBMP + NEBADOR1DL sent July 2011

"Sorry I took so long. Lots of good stuff going on INCLUDING a rock climbing class and they said I was best in the class and its because I remembered all the stuff Ilika said when they were in the tunnels. I dont know but something about reading about kids who were slaves really got me thinking about things I have and how it all doesnt matter much. Id love to read book 2."

NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent July 2012

"I felt like Miko again and again. Ive done some stupid things.... but I want to be like Rini when he found curage to face the wolf. I saw that the hole trig chapter was about Buna. That was cool. I'd love Book three.

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent April 2013

"where do i start?? i ALMOST got the logic in the first part..gonna read it again and GET it. i would soooo love to see the arora some day. my mom thinks its weird what im putting on my birth day list. ok i FELT like crying when they finished the book but didnt and i want to find stories like that. The ship is go awsome..i WANT one!! it felt like i was realy learning to work it every job. at first i thought pilot but then got honest with my self and decided id be best as navigator. Id love book 4!"

NEBADOR4PBMP + NEBADOR4DL sent October 2013

"i think i liked it evenmore when the story got serius and they really learned there jobs good. laughed my head off at Rnin and wil NEVER make that mistake!! but i felt it when Sata didnt like the cave cause i dont like small places too. Gonna do some expretiments to see how bad i am that way. my dads gonna help me. Loved all the places they went but SAW IT COMING when they didn't watch there passenger good enugh. Ready for book5!"

NEBADOR5PBMP + NEBADOR5DL sent December 2013


Sean, 14-16, New Brunswick
"Ok I'm a citizen thing allready and I have book 1 but the wheels just came off our life and we live in a room at my uncles house now. Mom says theres no way she can order me books for a LONG time so Im wondering about the scolarship thing."

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1DL sent November 2010

"I read the hole thing again and i'll never be very good at math and stuff but I love the zero tolrance idea when they go in the tunnels. I found an old book about rope tying and mt. climbing, and i want to learn it. I think what ilika did for buna is the coolist thing and i'd NEVER leave someone on my team behind. Hey I'm 15 now."

NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent September 2011

"Sorry i took sooooo long. Read it 3 times! but had to think about it betwen each. ok i was never very good at outside things but this book MADE ME get out on the hills near my house sometime alone and DEAL. i dont have a team but no wolves either! coyotes can sound creepy at night the 1st time.. Had to think a long time about going INTo wind at a fire, and asked some people. its not perfect solution but BETTER than the other way! Im ready for book 3 promise to do it faster but have homework too.

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent April 2013


Mulan, 14-15, Japan
"It is not my real name but my mother will only let me do it if I use another name. My father lost most of his farm land to the contamination. We have one field left that is good. A teacher showed me this book but promised her copy to someone else. I want to learn every thing I can."

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBMP + NEBADOR1DL sent October 2011

"I learn many things from this book about english and maths and how to not be very afraid in dark places like the tunnels. I learn most when Ilika told Buna he would stay with her if she couldn't get the courage to go through the water. I want to learn more please."

NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent January 2012

"I love that journey so much I want to make a journey like that some day. I learn about hot steam that you cannot always see, and caves with pirate smuggle things in them, and most what to do in fires that the wind is blowing so you cannot maybe run faster than the fire."

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent December 2012


Shadow, 15-17, Wyoming
"OK I'm game for a scholarship. Dont learn much in school--learn more by howling at the moon and walking with the buffalos. Sometimes i sit just off one of the hot spring paths and some tourist will get scared when they see me, think I'm a gost or something. A wise woman told me about these books. Not many people I trust but shes one. Using her email and address too. Theyd get lost my house. I'm not there much. Okay?"

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBMP + NEBADOR1DL sent February 2011

"At first i didn't like it, read about half, threw it on a shelf. But it haunted me,kept calling to me, you know. so i read the end, then some more inside. My friend never asked me about it,i know why now. ok i've read it all 2x now. I like the stuff in the tunnels the most, ropes and stuff. the other stuff is pretty easy. the ethics is cool..never thot I'd say that. Can i have another book?"

NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent April 2011

"Book3 please! Ok I get it. if I keep being afraid to learn stuff i'll never be anything. Love sata and her thing with the ocean. Neti's a wimp, but finally grows a little bone. DO NOT expect me to learn trig but the rest is cool. i actually FELT the difference between heading and track on a little boat at camp."

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent July 2011

"wow. That is so completly wonderful that those slave kids got the be the crew of a little star ship. I really tried to understand the logic stuff, sometimes i thot i did, then it slipped away. I'll keep trying. But it really touched me when they were finishing all their stories. Maybe i'm supposed to be a story teller. I know theres a writing contest. no that's too scary."

NEBADOR4PBMP + NEBADOR4DL sent October 2011

"OK I have a story I'm working on for the contest..but it's not ready. Ok, book 4 was great cause I want to travel all over the world and they did. I keep remebering kibi saying she'd just walk if there was no other way. I loved the puzzle of the island where they had to figure out the stars. Theres a computer at school with a star map on it,I might ask to learn it. The lesson they learned about passengers was hard but they had to. Hey I'm 16!"

NEBADOR5PBMP + NEBADOR5DL sent February 2012

"I had to have a fight with my mom. I made mistake of telling her they were getting spiritual and she wanted to burn them because her church didnt print them. i told her ive been studing spiritual things by myself for years and now theres a mom shaped hole in the ceiling! ;) And i told her i hated her stupid church and wasn't going any more. neighbors called the cops and it got all exciting but its ok now and theres a truce! I wont run away if she doesnt make me go to her stupid church. I dont know but I think maybe reading about Kibi and everyone getting ready to die gave me the courage to stand up to her. Can I have book 6?"

NEBADOR6PBMP + NEBADOR6DL sent November 2012

Shadow has chosen to become an honorary Nebador citizen, and is the first-place winner of the 2012-13 NEBADOR Writing Contest with her story Buna's Search.


Jenny, 11-12, California
"A friend let me start reading at her house but i only got 3 chapters. I have TOO MANY brothers and sisters. Ok 4. My mom only has a partime job and we cant afford much of any thing. I almost fell in love with ilika when he stood in front of the horse witout freeking, than talked to the bunny NICELY. Can I PLEASE have a scolarship? my adress is [...] and mom says its ok. She doesnt care-she LIKES junk mail. What ever. Your friend Jenny. I'm 11."

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBMP + NEBADOR1DL sent July 2010

"I learned TONS of stuff in book1 and wrote something after every thing in the notes book. Had to ask my sister some words. i think i want to be a writer cause i loved it when they learned to read and about all the sounds. Following the maps is fun too. I think the baker is my favorite but i still like Ilika. He was so cool with Buna at the end! i just turned 12."

NEBADOR1DL w/Jenny's notes returned, NEBADOR2PBMP + NEBADOR2DL sent October 2010

"Oooo. Mati at the end made me cry. i could FEEL how much she wanted to be loved she just picked the wrong boy. i know a boy i want to marrie but he has to grow up first alot. i learned tons of stuff again but i dont know if ill remember the trig. My sister tried to teach me but i'm like Boro. i LOVED the comuniction games! Kit was sad and happy. Mati REALLY learned things about Rini and Toli with the wolf. the FOX was my very favorit! Something is GOING ON with the green ball and I want to know what!"

NEBADOR3PBMP + NEBADOR3DL sent December 2010


Tynesha, 24, Ontario
"My name is Tynesha and I am a 24 year old nursing student. ... I think this is a brilliant idea and I would love to be able to read the first book in your series (or even the first trilogy!). I am a lot older than the other scholarship winners and other readers I'm sure, but I love reading and I haven't read a great book in a long time. After reading the preview on Amazon.com, I just have to get a copy of the book to read the rest. "'You are my first contact in this land.' The rabbit raised its head for a moment, then went back to eating." This line made me laugh out loud because that is actually how my cats react when I speak with them! I hope you will consider me for your scholarship!"

Scholarship approved, NEBADOR1PBG + NEBADOR1DL sent December 2010


NEBADOR
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the narrow streets of a medieval walled city
Book One:
The Test
Spring 2010

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Journey
Summer 2010

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Screenplay 1

the colorful aurora above majestic mountains
Book Three:
Selection
Fall 2010

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Screenplay 1

stranded on a frigid ice continent
Book Four:
Flight Training
Spring 2011

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Where to Get It

fascinating planets with strange life forms
Book Five:
Back to the Stars
Fall 2011

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a shining jewel floating in the blackness of space
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Star Station
Summer 2012

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The Local Universe
Summer 2013

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stillness and silence where movement and sound should be
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Witness
Summer 2014

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Heather's meeting circle at a top-secret military facility
Book Nine:
A Cry for Help
Summer 2015

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a strange eco-system deep underground
Book Ten:
Stories from Sonmatia
Summer 2016

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