OAPA awards $1000 scholarships annually to outstanding women attending a Nebraska college or university. The scholarships help support local NPC members to strive academically and develop wide and wide human service to the Nebraska college community. Scholarships are awarded to members of NPC organizations who are juniors rising to seniors. Two or more scholarships are awarded each year at our Gathering of the Greeks event.

We invite you to apply for this scholarship, and encourage you to spread the word to other sorority women!

2017 scholarship winners

image of the 2017 scholarship winners Nigeena Rahmanzai (left), Chi Omega at University of Nebraska Omaha and Madeline Vavricek (right), Kappa Delta at University of Nebraska Lincoln


OAPA presents two awards each year, to a Collegian of the Year, and a Woman of the Year. It is our pleasure to recognize outstanding women who exemplify wide and wise human service and contribute to the development of character, as stated in the National Panhellenic Conference Creed. Selection criteria include service to fraternity, and service to campus or community. Collegian of the Year is presented to a graduating senior member of an NPC organization at Creighton University or University of Nebraska Omaha. Woman of the Year is presented to an alumna member of an NPC organization in the Omaha area.

We invite you to explore this award and nominate a woman from your organization. We would love for you to apply for Collegian of the Year or Woman of the Year.

2017 Collegian of the Year

Sarah Kottenstette, Gamma Phi Beta, Creighton University
Courtney Buman, Chi Omega, University of Nebraska Omaha

2017 Woman of the Year

Rebecca Samuelson Dietle, Alpha Gamma Delta