Student Scholarships

OPS Students,

Are you an upcoming graduate interested in learning more about Omaha Public Schools Foundation scholarship opportunities?

Please contact your high school counselor and/or scholarship committee for information on how to apply, how you can qualify, and required deadlines.

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation strives to raise new scholarship dollars each year to provide optimal funding for Omaha Public Schools graduating seniors the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education, while growing established endowments.  #OPSFpossible

Snapshot of Scholarships Offered

Benson Skills USA Scholarship

About the Scholarship SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We help each student excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle-school, high-school and...

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Omaha North High Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Pre-requisites: Must be a graduating senior from Omaha North High School Must prove financial need Preference will be given to students who reside in the 68111 zip code Preference will be given to students who are African American, Hispanic American, Native American...

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Si Se Puede Omaha Public Schools Scholarship

Purpose  At least 1-$5000 dollar scholarship will be awarded. Selection Criteria GPA 2.5 or higher (unweighted) OPS High School Seniors who do not qualify for other financial aid. (DACA or any other undocumented student) Money can be used for any College, University...

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Richard Pesek Building a Future Scholarship

To read details of each scholarship, use the + icon (⊕) to open the text.Purpose: To invest in and support students as they seek to build their future post-graduation from an alternative pathways program.  Vision: This scholarship was created in memory of Richard...

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First National Technology Solutions Scholarship

First National Technology Solutions Scholarship Purpose:          To assist young women entering fields related to Information Technology with tuition expenses. Eligible Schools:           Omaha Benson, Omaha Bryan, Omaha North High Schools Eligible Recipient:       ...

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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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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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Complete List of 2021 Scholarship Availability & Award Details

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