Martha Stofko Scholarship

Mrs. Martha Stofko is a former teacher and principal with nearly 30 years of experience in the Omaha Public Schools. She was principal of Benson West Elementary School from 1999-2007.

Purpose:

To provide financial assistance to a former 6th grade graduate of Benson West Elementary School who is seeking post-secondary education.

Eligible Schools:

All OPS High Schools

Selection Criteria:

  1. Student must have attended Benson West Elementary for a minimum of three years and graduated 6th grade from the school.
  2. Student must demonstrate financial need and submit a scholarship financial statement.
  3. Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator.
  4. Student must submit a recent transcript showing a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  5. Student must submit an essay stating their personal and professional goals.

Amount:

$500 

Selection Process:

Selection will be made by Mrs. Martha Stofko. 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
402.502.3032

 

The Skinner Elementary School PTO Scholarship

Purpose:

To assist students who wish to pursue post-secondary education.

Eligible Recipients:

All OPS High Schools

Selection Process:

  1. Student must have completed a minimum of three years at Skinner Elementary.
  2. Recipient shall be academically able to succeed in college.
  3. Student must be pursuing further education at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.
  4. Student must submit a short essay (maximum 3 paragraphs) stating their future plans both professionally and personally.   The title of the essay is: “How I plan to use my college education.”

Amount:

$500.00 

Selection Process:

The final recipient will be chosen by a selection committee established by the Principal of Skinner Elementary School made up of school staff and leadership.

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
402.502.3032

Tenaska Corporate Scholarships

Tenaska has created a culture where its people are free to build the future of the energy industry on a decades-strong foundation of ethics, expertise and entrepreneurship. We understand that being a leader is about more than financial success – it’s about being a force for good in the communities where our people live and work. To express the company’s commitment to education, three new corporate scholarships are offered through the public high schools located near our corporate headquarters in Omaha, as well as our Dallas regional office.

Troy Travis Memorial Scholarship

Purpose and Amount:

One $500 scholarship awarded to a student, to be applied towards books or tuition.

Selection Criteria:

  • Student must be a graduating senior from Omaha Benson Magnet.
  • Student must plan to attend college or technical school the semester following his or her high school graduation.
  • Student must have a minimum of 2.0 G.P.A or higher.
  • Student must have participated in at least one athletic program each year of their 4 years of High School.
  • Student should be able to produce two letters of reference: one from a teacher/staff member and one from a coach of the sport that student participated in. Examples should speak to coach ability, attitude, helping others out and being a role model or a leader.
  • Must have attended Benson all four years unless transferred in from another district.
  • Financial need will be a consideration.

Selection Process:

The family will make the selection. Once a selection is made, the recipient must send a Thank You note and proof of enrollment to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation.