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Chasers Charities, the charitable arm of the Omaha Storm Chasers, is proud to announce the 14th annual Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship contest presented by The Weitz Company. The program honors two local African-American students in an effort to commemorate the baseball legend that broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
One male and one female student in the Greater Omaha area will be awarded a $1,000 dollar scholarship from Chasers Charities to recognize the athletes for their hard work, character, and motivation to make a positive impact on our local community and society as a whole. There are several attributes the recipient must demonstrate to be considered for this award including athletic achievement, scholarship in the classroom, community involvement, integrity, and motivation.
“We are very pleased to continue the legacy of Jackie Robinson by offering these scholarships for the 14th year, and we are thankful to The Weitz Company for partnering with us on this special program,” said Storm Chasers President Martie Cordaro. “We look forward to seeing many deserving applications this year.”
Interested applicants must submit their application by March 31. The winners will be notified by April 9 and honored at a Storm Chasers’ home game. To be eligible for the Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- United States citizen or permanent resident
- Resident of Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, Lancaster or Pottawattamie County
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- African-American (male or female), and a high school student participating in athletics
- High school senior or graduate planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited postsecondary institution
More information on the application process for the Jackie Robinson Scholarship can be found online at www.chaserscharities.org under the “Programs” tab. Completed applications should be sent by March 31, 2021 to:
c/o Omaha Storm Chasers
Attn: Andrea Bedore
12356 Ballpark Way
Papillion, NE 68046
About Chasers Charities. Created in 2010, the mission of Chasers Charities is to support the community through charitable contributions that benefit sports and recreational activities with a focus on youth. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial donations, as well as in-kind support, including memorabilia, tickets and publicity