Susie Landow Memorial Scholarship

Susie Landow was a dedicated and beloved teacher in the Omaha Public Schools. This scholarship has been created by family and friends to honor her memory and provide financial assistance to a student seeking post-secondary education who had formerly attended Liberty or Jackson Elementary Schools.

Eligible Recipients:

A graduating senior from an Omaha Public High School who formerly attended Liberty or Jackson Elementary for a minimum of four years.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Student must demonstrate a financial need and submit a Scholarship financial statement.
  2. Student must submit a short essay stating their personal and professional goals, including their reason for continuing into post-secondary education.
  3. Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or an administrator.
  4. Student will submit a current transcript.
  5. Student will state which years he/she attended Liberty or Jackson Elementary Schools.

Selection Process:

Selection will be made by the principal of Jackson and/or Liberty Elementary and the School’s Scholarship Selection Committee. Amount will be payable to the post-secondary institution registrar upon the Omaha Schools Foundation’s receipt of verification of enrollment from the institution chosen by the recipient. All information should be returned to OSF no later than March 24th.
Amount: $1000.00

Administered by:

Omaha Schools Foundation

Please return student’s required information to:
Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director Omaha Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

Tenaska Corporate Scholarships

Tenaska has created a culture where its people are free to build the future of the energy industry on a decades-strong foundation of ethics, expertise and entrepreneurship. We understand that being a leader is about more than financial success – it’s about being a force for good in the communities where our people live and work. To express the company’s commitment to education, three new corporate scholarships are offered through the public high schools located near our corporate headquarters in Omaha, as well as our Dallas regional office.

Troy Travis Memorial Scholarship

Purpose and Amount:

One $500 scholarship awarded to a student, to be applied towards books or tuition.

Selection Criteria:

  • Student must be a graduating senior from Omaha Benson Magnet.
  • Student must plan to attend college or technical school the semester following his or her high school graduation.
  • Student must have a minimum of 2.0 G.P.A or higher.
  • Student must have participated in at least one athletic program each year of their 4 years of High School.
  • Student should be able to produce two letters of reference: one from a teacher/staff member and one from a coach of the sport that student participated in. Examples should speak to coach ability, attitude, helping others out and being a role model or a leader.
  • Must have attended Benson all four years unless transferred in from another district.
  • Financial need will be a consideration.

Selection Process:

Benson High Scholarship committee will forward on essay, transcript and 2 letters of recommendation (from teacher/staff and coach) to OSF to be reviewed by family.

ZCT Scholarship Fund


To invest and support low-income students in the Omaha metro area seeking post-secondary education.


Every willing student should have access to support in obtaining post-secondary education, no matter the economic or social challenges they face. Society is ever changing, especially in regards to education. Over time, potential students from all spectrums have been given more access to a quality education compared to those of the past. Increased access to education still hasn’t alleviated roadblocks and determinants that push potential students out of pursuing post-secondary education. One of those determinants is lower income individuals.

The ZCT Scholarship was founded by Alexandria Talich in 2020 to help push more students into post-secondary education. The ZCT scholarship will provide a $500 per year scholarship to low income students who are pursuing an education at a four-year college, community college or trade program.


$250.00 per semester for two semesters, must maintain a 2.5 GPA

Selection Criteria: 

  1. Fill out the OPSF Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit student’s transcript
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or administrator.
  4. Please provide FAFSA/SAR report regarding financial need
  5. Student must attend an accredited post-secondary institution (including all community colleges and trade schools).
  6. Submit an essay discussing any hardships you’ve endured during your high school career (personal and/or financial), and what/who has motivated you to further your education. No word minimum. Preference will be given to students who are male and consider themselves minorities.

Selection Process:

All OPS graduating seniors, including those who have taken classes through the Career Center and alternative schools are eligible.  Recipient will be chosen by the Crawford-Talich Family.  First installment of the scholarship will be sent to the recipient’s school of choice upon receipt of verification of enrollment by that institution.  Verification should be sent to…

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE  68131

Administered By:     

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation


If you would like to make a contribution to this scholarship fund, please use the secure form below. Checks may also be mailed to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE  68131
Attention: ZCT Scholarship Fund