Johnny Rodgers attended Omaha Tech High School, an institution that provided Omaha's youth with vocational education prior to the establishment of Metropolitan Community College, which now serves that role in the community. The Rodgers Foundation sponsors The Jet Award, bestowed on the best collegiate football return specialist at an annual banquet, partial proceeds which fund this scholarship. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees and books at MCC.
- Financial need is required
- Certificate, specialist diploma or associate degree in a career and technical education program at MCC
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
- Preference for students in Omaha Public Schools
Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.