The Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation is now accepting applications for the Ruth and Phil Sokolof Merit Scholarships, the Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Scholarships and nominations for Outstanding Jewish Teacher Award.

The Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Scholarship

$10,000 merit scholarships for college or university education to two graduating Jewish high school students in recognition of their overall good character, scholastic performance, personal achievements, and community service.

$10,000 Merit Scholarships to two Jewish students currently attending college or university who are pursuing a course of study leading to a career in the field of health care. 

The Karen Sokolof Javitch Music Scholarship

Up to two annual merit scholarships to Jewish students currently attending college, university or music conservatory who are majoring in or pursuing a degree in music performance, composition or music education. 

Nominate a Teacher Who Has Made a Difference

The Phil and Ruth Sokolof Honor Roll Fund will present an annual $10,000 award to a Jewish teacher currently teaching in the Omaha metropolitan area, with preference to those who teach K-12. This award recognizes outstanding contributions as a teacher and mentor to the education and overall achievements of his/her students. You may nominate a teacher by writing why you think he/she deserves to win this Sokolof award. Be sure to include the teacher?s school, your name and telephone number. (There is no limit to the number of times a teacher can be nominated.)

Applications and nominations are due by March 3. Visit to download the application forms.