Charles Bowman Scholarship

Charles BowmanCharles Bowman was a lifelong educator, teaching mathematics and physics in the Omaha Public Schools for 34 years and at Metropolitan Community College for 12 years. He chaired the Math/Science Department at Bryan High School, wrote physics curriculum, led scholarship committees, and advocated for student learning throughout his career. He graduated from Peru State College (1968) and earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois (1974). Chuck was raised in Plattsmouth, NE playing football in High School. He was an avid Huskers fan and fisherman, and enjoyed making wooden toys for his grandchildren. He has served the community in many ways through his leadership in Boy Scouts, YMCA coaching, and Church.


Charles Bowman Memorial Scholarship

Eligible Recipient:       

Graduating OPS Bryan student who will be pursuing a college degree in the field of (or related to) Math or Science.


$ 1000 upon verification of enrollment from an accredited institution (renewable for one year $1000)

Selection of Recipients:     

Bryan High Scholarship Committee

Selection Criteria:         

  1. Candidates must submit a completed application. Please contact your high school counselor.
  2. Candidate must include their high school transcript.
  3. Candidate must hold a 2.0 GPA or higher
  4. The award will be based on financial need and lack of other financial aid sources.

You may send Memorials to:

The Charles Bowman Scholarship
OPS Foundation
3861 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131

Use the link below to send an online donation.

Core Bank Scholarship


To provide a scholarship for an Omaha Public Schools graduating senior from Benson, Bryan and South High Schools to a student who demonstrates a strong work ethic, passion for volunteering in their community and helping others, and commitment to post-secondary education.


$2,000.00 each

Selection Criteria:

  1. Character/Citizenship
  2.  Minimum GPA 2.75/Self-motivated
  3.  Submit Financial Aid Form
  4.  Submit student’s transcript and resume
  5.  Submit a short essay (500 words) Describe a volunteer opportunity you have been involved in that demonstrates passion and willingness to serve your community and to help others.
  6.  Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or administrator.



Up to three students may be nominated by each school.  Applications that have not strictly followed the guidelines will not be considered. The recipient will be chosen by sponsors of the scholarship.  Sponsors may also wish to meet with recipient.

*Please note that the donors would like to see financial information as well as a letter of recommendation from the counselor or a teacher.


By:  Omaha Public Schools Foundation

All information Due To:     
Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director
Omaha Public Schools Foundation
By: March 1, 2022

Millie Lemon “Ms. Tucker” Scholarship


To provide a scholarship for a deserving graduating Bryan High School senior in honor of Mrs. Lemon/Ms. Tucker.


$500.00 payable to an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary institution.  


One graduating senior from Bryan High School.


  1. GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.
  2. Must have spent four years at Bryan High School.
  3. Must have taken Spanish for four years.
  4. Must have completed and earned passing grades in 7 semesters of Spanish classes.
  5. Must be enrolled in 2nd semester of senior year Spanish class.
  6. Student must submit a one-page essay addressing, “How will what you have learned taking four (4) years of high school Spanish help you in the future?” Please include your future plans in the essay.

Selection Procedure:

The Lemon Family will select recipient and present award letter on Honors Night.

Administered by:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation

OPS Trailblazers After School Academy Scholarship

Purpose: To provide renewable scholarship assistance for two Omaha Public Schools Seniors and former active members of the Lewis & Clark’s Trailblazers After School Academy (Program).

Amount: $350.00 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: 2 graduating seniors from an Omaha Public High School who attended for at least one year and actively attended the Trailblazers After School Academy (Program)

Selection Criteria:

  1. Student must submit the Trailblazers After School Academy application.
  2. Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator.
  3. Student must have a 2.5 GPA
  4. Student must submit a current transcript.
  5. Student must submit a short essay (maximum 3 paragraphs).  The Essay must state how the Trailblazers After School Academy (Program) influenced their life. The Essay should focus on the benefits of after school programs and how it has shaped their life.

Selection Procedure: Please send the required information regarding this scholarship to your high school counselor. All items must be received by March 13, 2020. Final recipients will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Trailblazers After School Academy.

Administered By: Omaha Public Schools Foundation


Donate to the Scholarship

If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund, please use the secure donation form below or send a check to:

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

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.