To provide one time financial assistance, for an Omaha Public Schools senior, who attended Beals Elementary for their elementary school education.


$500 or if two scholarships are awarded, $250 payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice.  Verification of enrollment should be sent to the Omaha Schools Foundation for payment directly to the institution.

Eligibility Requirements:    

  • Graduating senior must graduate from an Omaha Public School High School.
  • Senior must have attended Beals Elementary for a minimum of three years.

Selection Criteria:

  1.  Student must submit a completed Elementary PTO Scholarship Application.
  2. Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator.
  3. Student must submit a current transcript.
  4. Student must submit a short essay answering the following questions: “What I remember most about my elementary school.”  and “Why do I want to further my education?”

Selection Procedure:

Please send required information on potential scholarship recipients to Toba Cohen-Dinning, Executive Director, Omaha Schools Foundation.  Final recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of Beals Elementary.

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