Jane Keller was born in Omaha and graduated from Mercy High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from College of Saint Mary in Omaha and a master's degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha. She became a high school teacher and eventually found her way to teaching at MCC, where she taught for more than 30 years until she died in 2016. Her teaching passion was developmental math, assisting first-generation college students become engaged in and develop an understanding of math concepts.
Her devotion to teaching and to MCC was a lifelong passion. Her request to her family for her final Christmas wish was a commemorative brick in the Employee Legacy Court under construction on the Fort Omaha Campus at MCC. It reads "Jane Keller, MCC Math Department, touched lives."
This scholarship was created in 2016 by Mike Flesch, academic dean of Math and Natural Sciences to honor Jane Keller's impact. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees and books.
- May be a full- or part-time student at Metropolitan Community College
- Financial need is required
- The applicant must have a successful completion (pass) of at least one developmental math class at MCC within the two quarters prior to the date of the application
- The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a MCC math faculty member using a form provided by the Math department
- Preference will be given to a student who currently is enrolled in a MCC math class
Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.