Scholarship Program

Community Funded Scholarships & ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

In 2017 the Foundation launched a new customized scholarship software platform by WizeHive! Students apply online for scholarships which eliminates redundant tasks and paper applications. Our new system is so easy and user friendly that we saw a huge increase in the number of scholarship applications submitted.

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 2022 Scholarships 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 be posted to this website on 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.  

If you have questions, please email Genice Chochon at gchochon@elkhornfoundation.org.

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.

Click on the link below to view a preliminary list of Community Funded scholarships that will be available to students graduating May 2022. *Please note this list is PRELIMINARY and is in the process of being updated for 2022 scholarships. A final listing will be available in November 2021.

2022 Scholarships Available

 

Elkhorn North High School Added to Program

The Foundation will be 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 graduating in May 2022. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship for Elkhorn North High School students, please contact Genice Chochon at gchochon@elkhornfoundation.org.  Paperwork for new scholarships must be finalized by October 1st. 

 

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 for students who will graduate in May 2021-2023. 

2022-2023 ACHIEVE Requirements

The Foundation Board approved a new Career Exploration requirement effective for students graduating in May 2024. Clink on the link below for more detailed information.

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. If you are interested in donating to our ACHIEVE Scholarship Program or want to establish a new scholarship for Elkhorn students, please email Genice Chochon at gchochon@elkhornfoundation.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).

 

Important Dates

Oct. 1, 2021      Deadline to finalize Scholarship Agreements for 2022

Dec. 1, 2021      Application Submission Portal Opens

Feb. 1, 2022      Scholarship application deadline at 5pm

Mid-April          Applicants will be notified by email

End of April       Scholarship Recognition Ceremonies