OPPD offers a number of scholarships that help students achieve their educational goals. The following provides an overview on each of those scholarships.
J. M. Harding Scholarship
A $1,500 scholarship, awarded to a student in the College of Engineering Technology at University of Nebraska at Omaha. The scholarship is funded by proceeds from OPPD's annual J.M. Harding Award luncheon each spring. For more information, please call the UNO Office of Financial Aid at (402) 554-2327.
OPPD J. M. Harding Scholarship
A $1,500 scholarship awarded to a student in the College of Business Administration at Creighton University. The scholarship is funded through OPPD's annual Swigart Golf Invitational, and is presented at the J.M. Harding Award luncheon. For more information, please contact Creighton University's Financial Aid Office at (402) 280-2731.
The Fred and Mary Jo Petersen Scholarship
The $2,000 Fred and Mary Jo Petersen Scholarship is offered yearly to communications students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. A competitive process for selecting students who meet strict academic guidelines is administered by university faculty. For more information, please call the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Office of Financial Aid at (402) 554-2327.
Power Drive Scholarship
The Power Drive Scholarship is awarded yearly to two student participants in OPPD's electric vehicle Power Drive competition. The two $1,000 scholarships encourage students to further their education and to promote careers in automotive technology, electronics, engineering, physics or line technician. Anyone who is participating in the Power Drive program during the current academic school year, who will be graduating from high school in the spring and who intends to enroll in an electronics, automotive technology, engineering, physics or line technician program at an accredited trade school, community college, college or university is eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the Power Drive website.
Line Technician Scholarship
The Line Technician Scholarship is offered every two years to candidates in the line technician program at Metropolitan Community College. The scholarship pays for two years tuition provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship, valued at approximately $2000, is administered by the Metropolitan Community College Foundation. The foundation can be reached at (402) 457-2346.