Black Student Catholic Educational Endowment Trust


Catholic Education


Urban Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha

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High School Tuition Assistance Program
The Black Student Catholic Scholarship Fund of Omaha stands on the shoulders of champions for equality like Tessie Edwards. Tessie devoted her life to awakening greatness in our youth. A teacher for 46 years, and the first African American teacher in the Archdiocese of Omaha, Tessie taught for 23 years at Creighton Prep where she was the head of the History department. She was passionate about democracy and civic engagement, racial equality, multiculturalism and her Catholic faith. She believed in Catholic education’s ability to transform lives, transform society and make our nation truly just. It is because of her example that in 2014 the Black Student Catholic Scholarship Fund board chose to rename the scholarship the Ms. Tessie O. Edwards Memorial Scholarship.