OPSF Scholarships

Students – please contact your high school scholarship committee for information on how the applications are distributed, how you can qualify and deadlines.

To donate to a specific scholarship, follow the link below.

Norris Middle School Scholarship Fund

Thank you for considering donating to the Norris Scholarship Fund.  Each year the Norris Scholarship Committee awards two to three $250 scholarships to graduating OPS seniors who attended Norris. Applicants write about what it means to be a Norris Redbird in their...

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ZCT Scholarship Fund

Purpose:    To invest and support low-income students in the Omaha metro area seeking post-secondary education. Vision: Every willing student should have access to support in obtaining post-secondary education, no matter the economic or social challenges they face....

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Soaring Wings Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a graduating OPS senior who spent their K-12 education attending Spring Lake Magnet, Marrs Magnet and Omaha South High School. Purpose: To provide a scholarship for a graduating Senior who has attended Spring Lake, Marrs, and South and is...

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Arlene E. Lindquist Scholarship

APPLICATION – Due Date March 8, 2020 Purpose:  $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Boyd Elementary School. Payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice. Verification of enrollment should be sent directly to the Omaha Public Schools...

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Kevin Vann Scholarship

Kevin Vann grew up under difficult circumstances in Baltimore, Maryland. He became the first member of his family to attend college by earning a basketball scholarship to Towson State University.  He then joined the Army and moved through the ranks at an unprecedented...

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Harley Alexander Collins Scholarship

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...

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OPS Trailblazers After School Academy Scholarship

Purpose: To provide renewable scholarship assistance for two Omaha Public Schools Seniors and former active members of the Lewis & Clark’s Trailblazers After School Academy (Program). Amount: $350.00 payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice....

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The Rich Hood Scholarship

Rich Hood has been the Burke Boys Swim coach since 1979. He has coached 3 State Championship teams, numerous state champions, and dozens of All-Americans. Rich not only pushed the swimmers in the pool, but also in the classroom. He emphasized representing Burke in a...

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The Starks Scholarship

Summary This scholarship is in remembrance of Troy Lee Starks Jr. and Colleen Jo Starks. They were young parents who supported their son through a difficult childhood navigating the juvenile justice system. Our goal is to support a teen parent while also addressing...

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The Lisa Spivey Legacy Scholarship

Summary: This scholarship is in remembrance of Lisa Yvonne Spivey. She was an advocate for student success and influenced every human she touched. She always saw the potential in people, even when they didn’t recognize it within themselves. This scholarship is...

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Davis Scholarship

Alfonza W. Davis Middle School – SOAR ABOVE SCHOLARSHIP Purpose: To provide a one-time scholarship assistance for no more than two Omaha Public School seniors that attended and earned their wings at Alfonza W. Davis Middle School. Amount: $350.00 payable to an...

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Koua Moua Memorial Scholarship Fund

Koua Moua was an alumni of the Omaha North High Magnet School Class of 2008. He was actively involved in school and his community, serving on the Senior Class Officers, Show Choir and as a Prom Court Nominee. Koua went on to attend the University of Nebraska Omaha...

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Millie Lemon “Ms. Tucker” Scholarship

Purpose:   To provide a scholarship for a deserving graduating Benson High Magnet senior in honor of Mrs. Lemon/Ms. Tucker. Amount: $500.00 payable to an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary institution.   Eligibility: Recipients: One graduating senior...

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Shannon Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year in memory of Shannon Lee Lloyd, a student at Fullerton Magnet Center from 1999 to 2001. This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2012, Shannon’s graduating class. It is now given each year to an outstanding OPS...

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Tammy Rush Memorial Scholarship

Tammy Rush was the beloved ESL teacher at both Beveridge Magnet and Burke High School who passed away unexpectedly in November, 2016.  Ms. Rush’s family wants to honor her legacy by supporting an educational scholarship in her name.  Tammy had a passion for teaching...

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Future Educator’s Scholarship

The Omaha Schools Foundation administers many different scholarships for graduating seniors of the Omaha Public Schools. Donors may establish scholarship funds in honor or in memory of loved ones and may determine criteria which best fits their wishes. The Future...

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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...

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Ricki Getzschman Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To provide an annual scholarship to a Benson High School graduate in memory of Ricki Getzschman. Eligible Schools: Benson High School Selection Criteria: [button link="/wp-content/uploads/GetzschmanScholarship-rev.pdf" type="big" color="silver"...

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Crystal Simpson Memorial Scholarship

Crystal Simpson, principal at Dodge Elementary School in Omaha, cared deeply about children, those who knew her said. “Crystal was extremely passionate about serving students,” said Lisa Utterback, executive director who oversees principals at Omaha Public Schools....

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