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Stern Scholarship Fund

The Benjamin & Elizabeth “Bess” Stern Scholarship Fund
The Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation administers the Benjamin & Elizabeth “Bess” Stern Scholarship Fund. This fund provides significant scholarships (currently up to $15,000) to qualified students willing to pursue graduate studies at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, or the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

First Priority:
The fund will give first priority to graduate level students pursuing studies in the following fields at universities in the city of Omaha, Nebraska:

  • higher mathematics, physics (both classical and quantum), astronomy, meteorology, astrophysics, engineering or fields related to any of the foregoing which allow us to know more about the universe in which we live;
  • journalism, in its best sense of ethical, honest and accurate reporting, and photo journalism;
  • finance and economics;
  • architecture and related fields, including city planning, which affect the quality of life in a community;
  • classical music (limited to piano, flute, cello and violin) to give young and old joy from the beauty of its sounds; and
  • scientific research in human diseases for which no known complete cure has been found.

Second Priority:
If there are no qualified applicants under the first priority, the second priority shall be given to graduate students pursuing any other field of study at universities in the city of Omaha, Nebraska.

General Requirements:
Scholarship grants shall be made only to students with demonstrated financial need and who show character and contributions to the community. Preference will be given to students of the Jewish faith. Applicants may be from any locality, but graduate studies must be pursued at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, or the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


For additional information, please contact:
Diane Walker
Fund & Scholarship Administrator
Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 334-6551
dwalker@jewishomaha.org