Salvation Army Accepting 'D. J.'s Hero' Nominations

The Salvation Army Omaha says nominations are now being received for the 2023 "D.J.’s Hero Awards" Scholarships.

Select Nebraska high school seniors who have overcome adversity will be chosen to receive the awards for commitment to others and their communities.

The annual awards honor and memorialize D. J. Sokol, the son of David and Peggy Sokol, who passed away from cancer in 1999.

A panel of metro Omaha area civic leaders will consider the nominations.

A minimum of 16 scholarships will be awarded.

Each recipient 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 May 9th.

The criteria:

- Nebraska residency

- High school senior

- A person who has overcome challenges/adversity

- Commitment to others and the community

Awards nominations must be submitted online.

Nominators and their nominees can submit online applications at

You can call 402.898.7669 with any questions about filling out nomination forms.

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