At least 1-$2000 dollar scholarship will be awarded.

Selection Criteria

  1. GPA 2.5 or higher (unweighted)
  2. OPS High School Seniors who are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid  (DACA or any undocumented student)
  3. Money can be used for any College, University or Trade School of their choosing
  4. Students will complete an application. (TBA)

    Selection Requirements:

    • Senior in an Omaha Public High School (Benson, Bryan Sr., Burke, Central, North, Northwest, or South High School).
    • Not be eligible to apply for federal financial aid, such as FAFSA, Pell Grant, etc.
    • Require a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 and above.
    • Essay 1 – Send with this completed application a one-page (maximum 500 words) typed essay telling why you are applying for the scholarship and your educational and career goals by giving specific examples.
    • Essay 2 – Send with completed application a one page (maximum 500 words) typed essay regarding greatest challenge and how you overcame it by giving specific examples. Include as well how or if being undocumented has made it harder to reach your goals.
    • Include a high school transcript.
    • Have 2 individuals complete a Recommendation Letter for the scholarship. At least one of these individuals should be a current teacher or school official.

    Selection Committee Members:

    • Paco Fuentes-Goodwill Industries Community Outreach Director
    • Evelia Gutierrez- Youth Academic Navigator for the D2 Center
    • Susana Lara-Curriculum Specialist at South High School
    • Charo Rangel- Retired Assistant Principal-Omaha Public Schools
    • Giovanna Zermeño-School Counselor at Norris Middle SchoolSummary

    Selection Process:

    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


    To donate to this scholarship you can send a check to the following address or use the online payment link below.

    Omaha Public Schools Foundation
    Si Se Puede Scholarship Fund
    3861 Farnam St.
    Omaha, NE 68131

    Or use the convenient link below to donate online.


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