2020 ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

The ACHIEVE Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards students who engage in academically rigorous coursework while maintaining balance in other areas of interest within our schools and community.  We believe that exposure to core academic rigor, elective course sequences, community service and school activities will promote success during and after high school.

Detailed Scholarship Information:

ACHIEVE Applications became available online on Monday, December 2nd. The deadline to submit scholarship applications was 5pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Currently, we are in the process of reviewing/verifying ACHIEVE applications. Scholarship levels will not be final until after 2nd semester grades have been submitted.

Due to the school closure and COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be holding the Scholarship Breakfasts on April 29th & 30th. On April 1st, The Elkhorn Public Schools District announced that the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts will be tied to the high schools’ graduation date – the Wednesday and Thursday mornings prior to graduation. The District also announced alternative dates for graduation in the event of an extended school closure. 

Originally, graduation was scheduled for Sunday, May 17th. However, on the evening of April 1st, Gov. Ricketts announced that all Nebraska schools will be closed through May 31st.  The District’s first alternative date for graduation is Sunday, June 14th.  Therefore, the Foundation’s Scholarship Breakfasts will be held at Elkhorn South High School on Wednesday, June 10th and at Elkhorn High School on Thursday, June 11th.  Scholarship applicants will receive either an invitation to the June breakfast or a regret letter mid-April.

If it is determined that graduation needs to be moved to a later date, then the District has designated Sunday, July 26th as the latest date to hold graduation ceremonies. 

ACHIEVE Gold Scholarship Requirements

The Gold Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $1,350 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline.  Click on the link above for the Gold Level Scholarship Application.

  1. Applicants have taken seven (year-long) Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of four AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for four years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 100 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.

ACHIEVE Silver Scholarship Requirements

The Silver Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $900 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline.  Click on the link above for the Silver Level Scholarship Application.

  1. Applicants have taken five (year-long) Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of three AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for three years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 75 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.

ACHIEVE Bronze Scholarship Requirements

The Bronze Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $500 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline.  Click on the link above for the Bronze Level Scholarship Application.

  1. Applicants have taken four (year-long) Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of two AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for two years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 50 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.