Applications for the Jackie Robinson Scholarship, presented by The Weitz Company, are currently open and due by March 11. The Chasers Charities-Robinson Athletic Scholarship program is administered by the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Winners of the scholarship will be notified no later than April 1 and receive one $1,000 scholarship that is not renewable and is to be paid directly to the student’s accredited postsecondary institution. Winners will be recognized during the Storm Chasers’ home game against the Louisville Bats on Friday, April 15, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm
The scholarship recognizes the impact Jackie Robinson — the first Black player in Major League Baseball history — had on America and the legacy he left for all Americans by supporting two local Black high school athletes for their hard work, character impact and motivation to make a positive on our local community and society.
To be eligible to apply, the student must:
Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.
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Reside in one of the following counties: Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, Lancaster, Pottawattamie.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Be a Black high school student participating in athletics.
Be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited postsecondary institution.
A student’s application must consist of:
Current, complete transcripts of grades.
Letter of support from current supervising principal, coach or guidance counselor.
Statement of how and why sports have been important in your life.
Essay answering the question: “Which athlete has inspired you and why” with examples included.
Complete applications can be sent to:
c/o Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Club
For questions or more information, applicants may contact Jenna Kniss via email at JennaK@omahastormchasers.com or by phone at 402-738-2193.