Avenue Horatio Alger Career Scholarship

Our Scholarship

As we celebrate ten years of helping ensure careers for students of hope and need in the Omaha community, Avenue Scholars Foundation is excited to announce a new and substantial addition to the support and resources it offers to students. Through the generosity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation and the ongoing support and partnership of Metropolitan Community College, all students who successfully complete the Avenue Scholars program at our eight partnering high schools will have the opportunity to continue their career/technical training as an Avenue Horatio Alger Scholar. 200 Avenue Horatio Alger Scholars will receive an $8,000 scholarship to MCC, along with dedicated, individualized support from ASF Career Coaches and MCC College Success Navigators as they persist toward a career in a high-demand career/technical field.

This innovative model is being promoted in conjunction with the Horatio Alger Association’s Career and Technical Scholarship Program, which nationally awards over 1,000 scholarships of up to $2,500 each to students pursuing a career/technical credential.

In addition to their shared focus, both of these programs share another common element – the extraordinary support and vision of Mr. Walter Scott, Jr. On behalf of Avenue Scholars Foundation, the Horatio Alger Association, and career/technical students of hope and need in Omaha and across the nation, we thank Mr. Scott for his incredible generosity.

Health Services

  • Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • EMT
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Assisting

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Programming
  • Website Development & Support
  • Security Specialist
  • Network Tech

Trades, Manufacturing & Builders

  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Construction

Auto Tech & Transportation

  • Auto Tech
  • Collision Tech
  • CDL Trucking
  • Mechanic
  • Diesel Service

Businesses & Office Processes

  • Bank Teller
  • Office Management
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality
  • Sales

What Does the Scholarship Include?

Up to $8,000 total at Metropolitan Community College.

All tuition, books, and fees.

Other educational costs such as tools, uniforms, etc.

Avenue Scholars college and career support.

MCC College Success Navigators support.

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    Builders of the Future

  • Owen Industries

    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

    Security National Bank

    Boys Town

  • Legacy Homes

    Metropolitan Community College

    Dorothy B Davis Foundation

    Horatio Alger Association

  • Boyd Jones Construction

    Mutual of Omaha

    Five Nines

    PVS Metals

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    Teammates Nebraska

    Dream It Do It Nebraska

    Surdell and Partners

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    Business Ethics Alliance

    Mammel Foundation

    Robert B Daugherty Foundation

  • William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation

    Peter Kiewit Foundation

    QLI Tri-Dimensional Rehab

    Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

  • Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts

    Urban League of Nebraska

    Omaha Prime

    Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

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    Omaha North High School

    Millard South High School

    College Possible

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    City Sprouts

    Northwest High School

    William Jennings Bryan High School

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    Children's Hospital & Medical Center

    Nebraska Department of Labor

    Pheasant Bonanza

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    Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

    Nebraska Medicine

    Wells Fargo

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    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    BlueCross BlueShield Nebraska

    Mutual of Omaha Bank