Susan Nichols, family and friends set up the Duane Nichols Music Scholarship. Duane Nichols was a music educator for 33 years, 23 years in the Lincoln Public Schools system. He enjoyed teaching all students and was especially good at bringing out the unique talents of students whose talents had yet to be acknowledged and developed. Even for the most challenging students, Duane eagerly went the extra mile, including planning for students on evenings and weekends, to help students thrive. Duane was known for his great sense of humor. After his passing, the Duane Nichols Music Award was established for students to attend summer music camp. Susan saw how successful the fund was, so will continue contributing throughout her lifetime. Susan has also set up a planned gift through her estate, to forever honor Duane and his legacy of encouraging students in music as well as all facets of life.