Background of Donors:
The Bhatia’s immigrated from Republic of India about 50 years ago. Each came with a medical degree. They both worked at Creighton University School of Medicine and have retired as Professor Emeriti. They strongly value education as a way to advance in life.
To promote education and self-sufficiency among African American girls from North Omaha. The goal is to promote opportunity for girls to engage in education for 2-3 years that can help them become eligible for a secure job and could be a stepping stone for future higher education. Our focus is health care and a related field such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, Associate Degree in Nursing, Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Emergency Medical technician, Health information Management, Pharmacy Technician, Business Administration, Computer and office technology, culinary arts, Massage therapy, cosmetology and esthetics are few of the suggestions.
$1000.00/semester or $500.00 quarterly scholarship to be awarded to two senior women students who meet the criteria.
Student is from an Omaha Public Schools located in North Omaha who meets the following criteria:
- Graduate of Omaha Benson, Omaha Central, Omaha North or Omaha Northwest High Schools
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher validated by school transcript
- Positive citizenship and spirit of volunteerism
- Validation of financial hardship through financial information
- Confirmation of acceptance in either 2- or 4-year post-secondary educational institution.
- Short essay (250-500 words) describing how the candidate has dealt with hardships and how the education will help in serving family and community.
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers or administrators testifying to students’ ability in dealing with hardship and describing interpersonal and cognitive strengths of the student.
Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Executive Director/Scholarship Committee in consultation with Bhatia Family representative(s). Funds will be transferred to the educational institution upon validation of proof of admission sent to the OPS Foundation, 3861 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131 or .