Purpose:

To provide one time financial assistance, for two Omaha Public Schools seniors, who participated in the Gomez Heritage Dual Language Program.

Amount:

$500 payable to an educational institution of each recipient’s choice. Verification of enrollment should be sent directly to the Omaha Schools Foundation for payment directly to the educational institution.

Eligible Recipients:

Graduating seniors from an Omaha Public High School who attended Gomez Heritage Elementary for a minimum of two years and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Attended Gomez Heritage for at least two years.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Student must submit an unofficial
  4. Be a graduating senior from an OPS high school
  5. Plan to attend a college, university, vocational-technical, nursing, business, or other school of higher learning in the summer or fall term following graduation.
  6. Submit a Short Essay to: “Tell us about yourself. In your response, include important things you would want us to know about you and discuss a meaningful time/experience in your life that has shaped who you are.”
  7. Submit a Short Essay on the topic: “Why I Want To Further My Education.” If you have decided, indicate what your major of study will be.
  8. Student must include a resume listing activities, volunteer and job

Selection Procedure:

Final recipients will be chosen by the Gomez Heritage Elementary Scholarship Committee. 

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

 

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