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2024 Chasers Charities - Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship Application
The Chasers Charities - Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship, sponsored by the Weitz Company, recognizes local high school athletes for their hard work, character, and volunteer-ism to make an impact on our local community as well as their peers. The scholarship is awarded to one Black male and one Black female who participate in athletics. $1,250.00 is awarded to each winner and is aimed to benefit their college education.
Application deadline is March 15, 2024.
To be eligible to apply, the student must:
Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.
Reside in the following counties: Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, Lancaster, and Pottawattamie.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Be a Black, high school student-athlete.
Be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited postsecondary institution.
To apply for this scholarship, the student must provide:
their current, complete
letter of recommendation
from a current supervising principal, coach or guidance counselor.
of how and why sports have been important in their life,
including a cover page with necessary contact information
an essay answering this question: "Which athlete has inspired you and why?" Please include examples.
What high school do you attend?
What gender do you identify with?
Are you Black/African American?
Are you a United States citizen or a permanent resident?
Which county do you reside in?
Which sport do you participate in?
What is your current weighted GPA?
Are you a high school senior graduating in spring/summer of 2024?
Do plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited postsecondary institution?
Please name the institution(s) that you will be attending
have applied to.
Letter of Recommendation
Winners will be notified no later than
April 5, 2024
. A ceremony to recognize winners will take place during an Omaha Storm Chasers home game in 2024!
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