Community Funded Scholarships
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation administers 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 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.
Applications for seniors graduating from Elkhorn High School and Elkhorn South High School in May 2020 were available online on Monday, December 2, 2019. The deadline to submit 2020 scholarship applications was 5pm on Friday, January 31st.
Scholarship winners were to be recognized at the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts at Elkhorn South High School on April 29th and Elkhorn High School on April 30th. Due to the school closures and COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be holding the Scholarship Breakfasts in April.
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.
Thank you to our 2020 Scholarship Breakfast Benefactor, Bland & Associates!
Click on the school name below to view a description of the scholarships available to the students graduating May 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Foundation at 402.289.1727. (Paperwork to establish new scholarships must to be finalized by October 1st in order to be offered to seniors graduating the following May).
Congratulations to the 2019 Community Funded Scholarship Winners!
In 2019, the Foundation received over 2,500 applications and awarded 139 individual scholarships valued at $160,000! Scholarship winners were recognized at the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts at Elkhorn High School on April 24th and Elkhorn South High School on April 25th of 2019. Scholarship winners received payment instruction letters at the Scholarship Recognition Breakfast.
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. 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. Refer to the timeline below for important dates for the 2020 scholarship season (students graduating May 2020).
Congratulations to the 2019 ACHIEVE Scholarship Winners!
The Foundation recognized 171 ACHIEVE Scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts held at Elkhorn High School on April 24th and Elkhorn South High School on April 25th of 2019. ACHIEVE Scholarship recipients wore a special cord during graduation and were recognized in the graduation booklet. The Foundation funded $174,000 in ACHIEVE Scholarships to students graduating in 2019!
Dec. 2, 2019 Scholarship Applications available online
Jan 31, 2020 Scholarship Application Deadline – 5pm
Mid-April Scholarship Breakfast invitations or regret letters mailed to applicants
April 29th Elkhorn South High School Scholarship Recognition Breakfast
April 30th Elkhorn High School Scholarship Recognition Breakfast
Contact the Foundation at 402.289.1727 if you wish to give a gift today to help a graduating senior achieve their educational dreams.