Student Board Application Process: Omaha

To become a Student Board of Director member at the Kansas City Fed's Omaha Branch, students must be:

  • In the top 30 percent of their class prior to and for the duration of the program.
  • A sophomore or junior from the Omaha Public School District.
    *Students from other metro districts may be considered if space allows.

Students are selected based on class standing, involvement in extracurricular activities in and out of school, a self-written essay and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator.

Application Requirements
The application includes:

  • Student Information Form
  • Student Essay
  • Teacher/Administrator Recommendation Letter
  • Liability and Image Release Waivers

Student Essay
Write a brief essay detailing either an obstacle you’ve faced and how you have overcome it; or a barrier you faced to your continued education and your plan for overcoming that barrier. Please keep the length of the essay within 200 to 500 words.

Teacher/Administrator Recommendation Letter
Submit a signed recommendation letter from a teacher or administrator who is familiar with you and your work. The recommendation letter needs to be on school letterhead and include the school name, address, and phone number, as well as the teacher/administrator’s name and contact information. 

Liability and Image Release Waivers
These are important legal documents and must be read and signed by you AND a parent/legal guardian.

How to Apply
Use this link to fill out your student information and get your application started. Once completed, you will receive instructions to submit your essay, recommendation letter and signed documents. 

Completed applications are due May 19!

Contact Nicole Connelly at or 402-221-5622 with any questions.

Learn more about the Omaha Branch Student Board of Directors program.