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OACCW College Scholarship



The Omaha Archdiocesan Council




OACCW College Scholarship


The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) will offer an annual scholarship to a female high school senior in the Archdiocese of Omaha in the amount of $500. 00. This scholarship serves to enlighten, inform, and inspire young Catholic women regarding the OACCW as the major organization of Catholic Women in the Omaha Archdiocese. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior woman who resides in or is affiliated with a parish within the Archdiocese of Omaha.


  1. To apply for this scholarship, the high school senior needs to a Catholic female. She must submit the completed application form, with transcripts attached, and a priest evaluation. The essay that accompanies the application is essential, and will be used as a primary source for consideration of the scholarship award. All documentation should be submitted to her Deanery Council of Catholic Women President or scholarship chairperson, and be postmarked or received by January 15.  Late applications will not be considered.


(In the event that there is not an active deanery for her parish, or her deanery does not offer a deanery scholarship, she will send her application to the Scholarship Chairperson of the Omaha Archdiocese, Lauren Bopp, 313 S. 50th Ave, Omaha NE  68132. This will insure she will be considered as an applicant in the archdiocesan contest.)


  1. The Deanery Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) will select from these applications, one that they think has met the qualifications of this scholarship, and an alternate winner. The winner at this level in the Rural Central Deanery will receive a $200 scholarship. The Deanery CCW will then forward the worthy application to the OACCW by February 15.


  1. The OACCW will select one recipient and an alternate by March 15 for the $500 scholarship.


  1. The OACCW recipient will be notified and awarded a scholarship certificate presented to her personally by the OACCW President at a Mass in her home parish in April or May, if possible.


  1. A check for $500.00 will be given to the recipient upon proof of her college enrollment.


  1. The OACCW President or Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee will send a letter of thanks to the finalists for applying. Information about OACCW may be included.


Send all scholarship applications to the Rural Central Deanery President, Nancy Schaecher, P.O. Box 118, Battle Creek, NE 68715-0118. (include your address)


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