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ADDITIONAL Financial OPPORTUNITIES


Passport to Israel - a savings program with matching funds

Passport to Israel is a program available to families with children in Kindergarten through the 8th Grade for the purpose of saving funds for the child to make an educational trip to Israel. Families make annual contributions to a dedicated account which are matched by the Jewish Federation of Omaha and the local synagogue to which the family is affiliated. Your savings is matched dollar for dollar, not once but twice!
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ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

These scholarships may have different criteria than those used by the Financial Aid Committee. Please contact Diane Walker at the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation with any questions (402) 334-6551.

Please download the blank application before you begin to complete it.

Bruce M. Fellman Charitable Foundation Trust
The family of Bruce M. Fellman established this scholarship fund in his memory.  The fund provides scholarships to Jewish undergraduate students that meet eligibility requirements including financial need.
Application due by March 1, 2022.
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For more information, please contact Jan Roos at Broadmoor Development Company, (402) 384-6471 or email jroos@broadmoor.cc




Robert H. and Dorothy G. Kooper Charitable Foundation Trust
This fund was created to honor the memories Robert and Dorothy Kooper and their many years of service to the Omaha Jewish community. The fund provides scholarships to Jewish undergraduate students that meet eligibility requirements including financial need. Application due by
March 1, 2022. Download Application

For more information, please contact Jan Roos at Broadmoor Development Company, (402) 384-6471 or email jroos@broadmoor.cc




Bennett G. Hornstein Endowment Fund
Provides scholarships for aspiring law students at either the University of Nebraska College of Law or Creighton University School of Law. Students must also display a commitment to community service.
Application due by April 11, 2022. Download Application




sokolof merit scholarships

The Phil & Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Scholarship
• $10,000 merit scholarships for college or university education to two graduating Jewish high school students in recognition of their overall good character, scholastic performance, personal achievements and community service.
Application due by April 1, 2022. Download ApplicationDownload Recommendation Form

• $10,000 merit scholarships to two Jewish students currently attending college or university pursuing a course of study leading to a career in the field of health care. Application due by April 1, 2022. Download Application Download Recommendation Form


The Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Scholarship
Up to two annual merit scholarships to Jewish students currently attending college, university or music conservatory who are majoring in or pursuing a degree in music performance, composition, or music education.
Application due by April 1, 2022.
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Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference
The Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Fund will present an annual $10,000 award to a Jewish teacher currently teaching in the Omaha metropolitan area, with preference to those who teach K-12. This award recognizes outstanding contributions as a teacher and mentor to the education and overall achievements of his/her students. You may nominate a teacher by writing why you think he/she deserves to win this Sokolof award.  Be sure to include the teacher’s school, your name and telephone number.  (There is no limit to the number of times a teacher can be nominated.)  The nomination is due by April 1, 2022, to the Teacher’s Award Committee, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation, 333 South 132 Street, Omaha, NE 68154. Contact Diane Walker at (402) 334-6551 or dwalker@jewishomaha.org with any questions.
Application due by April 1, 2022. Download Information