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Omaha Housing Authority Foundation Scholarship Application

Omaha Housing Authority Foundation Scholarship

The Omaha Housing Authority Foundation supports the educational development of OHA residents pursuing post secondary education.


Through a strong belief in the importance of recognizing and fostering leadership potential and a desire to return some of the benefits gained from living in the Omaha community, the Omaha Housing Authority has established the OHA Foundation Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship award will be given to residents of the Omaha Housing Authority who demonstrate leadership potential and scholastic ability. Our hope is that this scholarship will help the recipient attain his/her academic goals, develop leadership abilities and foster social service attitudes that will positively impact our community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant as stated in OHA ACOP or OHA Section 8 Administrative Plan
  • Be a current OHA public housing resident or Housing Choice (Section 8) participant
  • Be a graduating High School Senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Outstanding Character and Integrity


  • Complete application
  • Provide a copy of school transcript
  • Personal Statement
  • Two completed recommendation forms (see attachment) Applicants will be disqualified who do not include all requested information.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2007 (applications must be postmarked by 5:00p.m.)

Submit completed application to:
Sal Issaka, Director of Resident Initiatives and PH Engagement
1805 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102
402.444.7100 ext 212


The Ann Goldstein Outstanding Young Leader Award


Each year the Leadership Omaha Alumni Association awards a book scholarship to one or two graduating seniors who have lived in the Omaha Housing Authority throughout their school career. Class 10 established this scholarship, the Outstanding Young Leader Award, after their Health and Human Service seminar as a way to give back to the community. The goal each year is to raise enough money to fund one or more scholarships. In 1999 the award was renamed the Ann Goldstein Outstanding Young leader Award, as a tribute to Ann Goldstein, the former director of Leadership Omaha.


A non-renewable leadership award in the amount of $1500.00 will be awarded, on an annual basis, to a high school senior. The recipient of the scholarship will attend a private or post-secondary institution during the same calendar year in which the scholarship is awarded.

Requirements for Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen and a resident of OHA Public Housing or Section 8.
  • High school senior anticipating graduation and enrollment in a post-secondary institution.
  • Evidence of demonstrated and/or potential leadership and service to the Omaha community.
  • Financial need.
  • Completion of the award application including personal statement, academic transcripts, and two recommendations, one school related and one community related. An applicant may be disqualified if any of these items is not included with the application.


The Leadership Award committee of LOAA will make determination of the award recipient annually. The following point system will be used to make their selection:

  • Demonstration of leadership and service - 50 points
  • Demonstration for academic success - 30 points
  • Personal statement - 20 points

Total possible points - 100 points

 Questions and assistance for eligible students:

 Sal Issaka

Omaha Housing Authority
444-7700, Extension 222

Application and necessary documentation should be sent to:

Scholarship Chairperson
Omaha Public Schools
Office of Gifted and Talented Education