In Honor of Harley Collins
December 8, 1988 – December 9, 2002
Harley attended Belvedere Elementary School where he was awarded the Presidential Award for being the top student academically. During his elementary years, Harley also was on the basketball and football teams at the Boys and Girls Club and threw shot put for the North Omaha Boys Club track team.
On December 9, 2002, Harley was running wind sprints for basketball tryouts at his middle school when he collapsed. Harley was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Harley was a special young man. He not only excelled academically at Belvedere, he was also on the Honor Roll at McMillan Middle School. After his death, the Harley Collins Foundation was created to help place defibrillators in all Omaha Public Schools. All Nebraska public and private schools, along with Boys and Girls Clubs and athletic facilities now have defibrillators in place because of the work of the Foundation. Many lives have been saved as a result of this campaign.
Harley had intended to attend North High School and this $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Belvedere Elementary (for at least grades 2-6), McMillan Middle School, and who are graduating from North High School.
If you would like to contribute to funding the annual scholarship, please use the secure payment form below. All donations are tax deductible. You will receive an email receipt for your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Roxanne Nielsen at 531.299.9452.