Scholarship Programs

Community Funded Scholarships

The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation adminsters scholarships on behalf of community businesses, families and organizations.  In 2017 the Foundation launched a new customized scholarship software platform by WizeHive! Students were able to apply online for community funded scholarships which eliminated redundant tasks and paper applications. Our new system was so easy and user friendly that we saw a huge increase in the number of scholarship applications submitted. In 2017, we received over 1,600 applications, a 37% increase from the prior year! Click here for last year’s winners – 2017 Community Funded Scholarship Winners

Click on the school name below to view a description of the scholarships available to the students graduating May 2018. Scholarship applications were available online on December 1st. The deadline to submit scholarship applications was 6pm on February 1st. 

Scholarship winners will receive an invitation to the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfast mid-April. Elkhorn South High School’s breakfast will be held Wednesday, April 25th and Elkhorn High School’s breakfast will be held Thursday, April 26th. Scholarship applicants who were not selected will also receive correspondence from the Foundation mid-April.

EHS Scholarships

ESHS Scholarships

Continued education for our students is imperative; our goal is to help students further their education by providing financial support. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship for Elkhorn students, please email Genice Chochon at or call the Foundation at 402.289.1727.

ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

In 2015 the Foundation created an new ACHIEVE Scholarship program to recognize and reward students who engage in academically rigorous coursework while maintaining balance in other areas of interest within our schools and community.  The Foundation awarded approximately $126,000 in ACHIEVE Scholarships to students graduating from Elkhorn High and Elkhorn High School in May 2017.

Graduating seniors who achieve designated criteria and submit an application will receive an ACHIEVE Scholarship from the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation. Click on the link below to see a listing of  the ACHIEVE Scholarship requirements. This year, students could apply for ACHIEVE Scholarships using our online scholarship software platform beginning December 1st! Deadline to submit scholarship applications was 6pm on February 1st.

We will be recognizing ACHIEVE Scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts in the end of April. Scholarship levels will be confirmed when 2nd semester grades are finalized. ACHIEVE Scholarship recipients will also wear a special cord during graduation and will be recognized in the graduation booklet.

2018 ACHIEVE Requirements


Important Dates

Dec. 1, 2017        Scholarship Applications available online

Feb. 1, 2018        Scholarship Application Deadline – 6pm

April 25, 2018     Foundation Scholarship Recognition Breakfast at Elkhorn South High School

April 26, 2018     Foundation Scholarship Recognition Breakfast at Elkhorn High School

Contact the Foundation at 402.289.1727 if you wish to give a gift today to help a graduating senior achieve their educational dreams.