Arlene E. Lindquist Scholarship

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 Foundation for payment directly to the educational institution.

Eligible Recipients: A graduating senior who attended Boyd Elementary. Must have a 3.5 GPA.

Selection Criteria:

1. Student must submit the Arlene E Lindquist Scholarship Application with all its requirements.

2. Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation from teachers or school administrators.

3. Student must submit a current transcript and financial information.

4. Student must submit a short essay. Essay is to focus on their positive experiences at Boyd Elementary and describe how important this scholarship is to you. Student must also list field of study and which college(s) they are applying to.

Final recipients will be chosen by the scholarship funders which is the 1st Boyd Kindergarten class, ’61-‘62.

Administered By:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

Si Se Puede Omaha Public Schools Scholarship


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

Selection Criteria

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

Committee Members

  • Paco Fuentes-South Omaha Boys and Girls Club 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 School


March 17, 2022

Adminstered by

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation


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.