Post-Secondary Education Scholarship
for Undergraduate/Graduate/Professional/Yeshiva Studies/Vocational Studies
There are numerous funds from which scholarships are awarded, however only one application is to be submitted. The Financial Aid Committee will make the final determination from which fund any award is made.
The current program requirements include the following:
- Scholarships are available only to residents of the Omaha metropolitan area.
- Scholarships are awarded on a financial-need basis.
To apply for the Post-Secondary Education Scholarship, complete this application in full, (including uploading a copy of applicants (and parent’s, if applicable) most recent U.S. Individual Tax Return – Form 1040), PLUS:
- Academic transcript – An official transcript from the applicant’s school is required. Grade reports printed from a student on-line account are NOT acceptable.
- TWO recommendation letters – Recommendations are needed each year. Prior year recommendation letters are not acceptable. Download Recommendation Request forms.
New Instructions for Applications Involving Applicants with Divorced or Separated Parents
- If the applicant is under the age of 18 years old, the application must be signed by the custodial parent, and that parent must also supply financial information, including the required copy of that parent’s tax return.
- If the applicant is 18 years old, but under 21 years of age, then the application must be signed by each parent:
(a) with whom the applicant resides as a member of that parent’s household;
(b) who claims the applicant as a deduction on that parent’s tax return; and
(c) who provides any financial support to the applicant.
Each parent that qualifies under (a), (b), and/or (c), must also supply financial information, including the required copy of that parent’s tax return.
- If there is joint custody, the application must be signed by each parent and each must supply financial information, including the required copy of each parent’s tax return.
- For all applications involving applicants under the age of 21 years, financial information, including copies of the requisite tax returns, must be filed regarding any parent who has supplied any financial support to the applicant whatsoever. Providing a residence is also considered as financial support.
- If a parent is obligated by judicial decree to provide support and fails to do so, then that should be noted in the application.
- Parents who are divorced, separated, or otherwise involved in a domestic dispute, must understand that the Financial Aid Committee is concerned solely with the welfare of all the applicant children of our community who seek financial assistance for scholarship purposes. While the Financial Aid Committee will maintain its historic policy of confidentiality, it will not be made a participant in any dispute between parents, including, but not limited to, any effort by one parent to conceal information from another parent, or by one parent to embarrass another parent. If an application is filed with the Financial Aid Committee, the Committee has the right to receive and utilize all information it believes necessary or desirable for it to make its determinations. The Financial Aid Committee and its staff shall not be responsible for or liable to any parent or other person regarding or arising out of any information that is supplied or requested involving any application for financial assistance. A submission of an application shall be recognition of the foregoing.
Applications, transcript, and recommendations must be received by March 1, 2023.