D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarship Deadline Approaches On March 9

D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarship Deadline Approaches On March 9
Courtesy photo from the Salvation Army.

OMAHA – Nominations for 2022 D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarship are being accepted with a deadline to apply approaching.

According to a release from the Salvation Army, select Nebraska high school seniors who have overcome adversity will be chosen to receive the awards-named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol for commitment to others and to their communities.

Honorees will be selected by a panel of metro area civic leaders.

This year, up to 15 scholarships will be awarded; and, new for 2022, each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $12,000.  Scholarship winners will be informed the week of April 11.Each Hero Awards honoree will receive a $12,000 scholarship toward their selected college or university. Honorees will be recognized at the D.J.’s Hero Awards event in Omaha on Tuesday, May 3.

D.J. Sokol lost his battle with cancer in 1999 at age 18 and is remembered for his passion for life, his engaging sense of humor and his selfless focus on family, friends and community. His legacy lives on in the Nebraska high school senior scholarship recipients who demonstrate his resilience and generosity.

Among the criteria for selecting honorees include a Nebraska residency, high school senior, having overcome challenges/adversity and commitment to others and to the community.

Award nominations must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 9. Nominators and their nominees can submit online applications at www.djsheroapp.org.

Call 402-898-7669 with any questions about filling out nomination forms.