A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year in memory of Shannon Lee Lloyd, who attended Fullerton Magnet Center from 1999 to 2001. This scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2012 when Shannon would have graduated. It is now given each year to an outstanding OPS graduating senior.

Students who maintain a 2.8 GPA as freshman in college will be able to renew this $1,000 scholarship for their sophomore year.


To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must have:

  • Attended Fullerton Magnet Center for at least 2 years.
  • A cumulative GPA that will allow enrollment in college.
  • Been accepted at an accredited university or community college.


    Shannon Lloyd’s life was a supernova, short but bright, filled with happiness and passion. Her spirit warmed the hearts of all who knew her. When she was just seven, Shannon was struck by a car while riding her bike not far from Fullerton. Though she did not survive her injuries, the helmet she was wearing gave her a fighting chance. Inspired by Shannon’s memory, her family and friends continue to advocate for bike safety and neighborhood traffic safety through active support of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25®. Headquartered in Omaha, the goal of this nonprofit organization is to make streets safer for all who walk, cycle, play, drive, and ride.

    Write a short essay discussing a significant challenge or accomplishment in your life. Reflect on lessons learned while facing that challenge or any impact your experience has had on your plans beyond high school. (Minimum 500 words) For a more professional appearance, the committee recommends you type your essay in a text editor like Microsoft Word (as an example) and then paste into the submission form.

    Required Documents:

    1. Resume to include:
      • Senior High School Activities (Clubs, Music, Athletics, etc.)
      • Volunteer and Community Activities
      • Awards and Honors
    2. ACT Scores
    3. High School Transcript
    4. Essay

    Selection Process:

    The scholarship will be awarded based upon:

    • The short essay
    • Contributions to school and community
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Academic achievement

    Should you be selected for this award, please send verification of your enrollment at the college or university of your choice and a “Thank You” note directed to the donor to Omaha Public Schools Foundation. The award will be forwarded to the college of choice upon receipt.

    Administered by:

    The Omaha Public Schools Foundation
    Toba Cohen Dunning
    3861 Farnam St.
    Omaha, NE 68131

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