Scholarship Program Summary

The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation continues to grow its Scholarship Program. Last spring we awarded scholarships to Elkhorn Public Schools’ graduates worth over $550,000, and we have added 11 more scholarship opportunities for Elkhorn Public Schools’ students in the Class of 2024! See below for more information regarding our program.

Class of 2024 Updates

Scholarship applicants for the Class of 2024 were emailed either an invitation to the Scholarship Recognition Ceremony or a regret letter on Friday, April 5th. The Scholarship Recognition Ceremony Dates for each high school are listed below. All ceremonies will be held in the high school’s main gym. In order to receive their scholarship check, students will need to upload a thank you note to their scholarship donor and their fall class schedule to our Award Payment Portal which will be available on May 1st. Please see the “Scholarship Payments” on the drop down menu under Scholarship Program for more detailed information.

Community Funded Scholarships & ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

The Foundation utilizes a customized scholarship software platform powered by WizeHive. Students apply online which eliminates redundant tasks and paper applications. Our system is easy and user-friendly!

Click on the link below to view the list of scholarships by school that are available to students graduating in May 2024.

2024 Scholarships Available

Scholarship Applications for Class 2024

The online scholarship application portal will be available December 1st – February 1st.

Click on the button below to access the scholarship application portal which will open on December 1st at 8am.

Tips for Scholarship Applicants:

•Applicants must be seniors currently attending an Elkhorn Public Schools high school (Elkhorn High, Elkhorn North, or Elkhorn South).

•Review the list of scholarships offered by school to determine which scholarships you meet the requirements and would like to apply for. You may refer to last year’s scholarship listing until the current year’s listing is available –

•If there is a letter of recommendation requirement for the scholarship that you want to apply for, ask your recommender early in the process if they would write a recommendation for you. You will need your recommender’s name and email address to enter on the scholarship application.

•The link to our online scholarship applications will listed above when it’s available (December 1st).

•When creating an account for the scholarship platform, please use a unique, personal (non-school) email. Also, do not use an email that an older sibling used to apply for Foundation scholarships in a previous year!

•There are detailed instructions in the scholarship submission portal. Please read them and follow them carefully.

•The deadline to submit online scholarship applications is 5pm on February 1st.

•All applicants will be notified mid-April by email.

Scholarship winners will be recognized at the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Ceremonies held at each high school the last week of April. See “Important Dates” below.

Community Funded Scholarships

The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation encourages students to continue their education after high school and has made a significant investment in building a robust scholarship program. Not only does the Foundation fund scholarships, but we have invested in technology, staffing, and a matching fund program to make it easy for donors to partner with us to provide additional opportunities for Elkhorn students.

Elkhorn North High School Added to Program

The Foundation has been focusing on adding Elkhorn North High School scholarships to our online scholarship platform. Our goal is to provide as many scholarship opportunities as possible to Elkhorn North seniors.

We are excited to announce that we finalized an agreement with an anonymous donor to provide a targeted incentive program to encourage new scholarships at Elkhorn North High School. The “Super-Charge ENHS Scholarship Incentive Program” incentivizes the creation of new scholarship funds by non-school related donors. To be eligible, the newly created scholarship fund must be dedicated to awarding an annual scholarship to an Elkhorn North High School student. These “Super-Charge Funds” are in addition to the Foundation’s existing matching funds program and will be available until the pool of funds is depleted.

If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship for Elkhorn North High School students, please contact Genice Chochon at (Paperwork to establish new scholarships must to be finalized by October 1st in order to be offered to seniors graduating the following May).

ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

In 2015 the Foundation created an 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. 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 for students who will graduate in May 2024.

2024 ACHIEVE Requirements


Interested in Supporting our Scholarship Program?

Continued education for our students is imperative; our goal is to help students further their education by providing financial support. You can support the Foundation’s Scholarship Program by donating to our ACHIEVE Scholarship Program or establishing a new scholarship for Elkhorn students. Please note that paperwork to establish new scholarships must to be finalized by October 1st in order to be offered to seniors graduating the following May.

Click on the link below to access the Foundation’s Scholarship Guidelines for more specific information regarding our Scholarship Program.

Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation’s Scholarship Program Guidelines

Please email Genice Chochon at call the Foundation office at 402.289.1727 for further information.

Scholarship Payments

Scholarship winners need to submit documentation to the Foundation before they receive their scholarship check. Click on the following for more information:

Scholarship Payment Portal Information

Important Dates

Oct. 1, 2023 – Deadline to finalize Scholarship Agreements for 2024

Dec. 1, 2023 – Application Submission Portal Opens

Feb. 1, 2024 – Scholarship application deadline at 5pm

Apr. 5, 2024 – Applicants were notified by email

Apr. 23, 2024 – Elkhorn South Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

Apr. 24, 2024 – Elkhorn North Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

Apr. 25, 2024 – Elkhorn High Scholarship Recognition Ceremony