Current Recipients

Kids’ Chance is a proud to help fund the following students to further their education.

Thank you to our donors, volunteers & supporters!

In 2017, Kids’ Chance of Nebraska has awarded scholarships to the following:

  • Zeb Elsbernd, Grand Island – UNL
  • Hannah Stodolka, Omaha – UNL
  • Lisabeth Flores
  • Salvatore Fidone
  • Cadrien Livingston


Messages from our Kids’ Chance scholarship recipients:

“My mom has done an amazing job providing for me since my dad has passed but college brought a new financial challenge. Kids’ Chance has made that challenge much easier to overcome. During my freshman year at UNL I have been extremely blessed to experience new things, meet amazing people, and really dive deep into the subjects I am passionate about. None of this would have been possible without Kids’ Chance. I am so thankful this organization exists, and helps kids like me in achieving their dreams.”
– Hannah Stodolka, 2016 & 2017 Kids’ Chance of Nebraska scholarship recipient

“College is expensive no matter where you go, and going with only one parent to support you, paying for college would have been a real test.  But thanks to Kids’ Chance, and the Kids’ Chance Scholarship, I did not have to worry about that.  The scholarship truly enabled me to focus on school, and my studies so that I may one day get my degree. Thank you so much Kids’ Chance of Nebraska, for giving me the opportunity to succeed, and have a brighter future.”
Zeb Elsbernd, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Kids’ Chance of Nebraska scholarship recipient

“Coming from a first generation, single parent household, finances were a huge obstacle to overcome when it came to college. Receiving the Kids’ Chance of Nebraska scholarship helped me find my way to higher education and not have to worry about finances. Thank you again, Kids’ Chance of Nebraska!”
Ruby Mendez, 2015 & 2016 Kids’ Chance of Nebraska scholarship recipient