The Salvation Army Calls for Nominations for the 2018 D.J.'s Hero Awards

The Salvation Army is seeking nominations for the 2018 D.J.’s Hero Awards, named in honor of the late D.J. Sokol. Selected Nebraska high school seniors receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their selected college or university for their commitment to helping others and the community.

Nominations must be postmarked by Monday, March 5, to be eligible for entry. Forms are available at most Nebraska high school guidance offices, online, or by calling 402-898-5909.

D.J.’s Heroes will be recognized at the D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon on May 8, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. 

Criteria for selecting honorees include:
  • Nebraska residency  
  • High school senior        
  • Commitment to helping others and the community
  • Courage in the face of adversity
  • Ability to overcome challenges
Proceeds from the luncheon benefit Salvation Army youth development programs.