Greater Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarships

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation specializes in legacy philanthropy. Funds are established to impact the area of the community that means the most to donors, both during and after their lifetime, and provide the opportunity for children or other loved ones to participate in a family legacy. We exist because of the amazing individuals, businesses, organizations, and families who have a desire to give back to their community and leave a legacy that will impact lives for many years to come.

  • A.M. Hargis Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating Seniors, current college students, non-traditional students
    • A resident of Adams, Blaine, Boone, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Merrick, Nance, Nuckolls, Phelps, Platte, Polk, Sherman, Valley, Webster or Wheeler county
    Requirements:
    • Field of Study: business, health, or travel and tourism 
    • Attending community college or other technical institution in Nebraska       
  • Alda J. Gunn Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • African American student
    • Grand Island High School graduating senior or mid-term high school graduate
    • Pursuing post-secondary education 
    Preferences:
    • Financial Need
  • AOK Ladies Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island High School graduating senior     
    •  GPA of 2.7 or higher  
    Requirements:
    • Scholarship specific essay required in application    
    Preferences:
    • Financial Need
  • Associated Staffing Skilled Trades Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating Seniors, current college students, non-traditional students
    • Residents of Adams, Boone, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Custer, Dawson, Douglas, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Kearney, Madison, Merrick, Phelps, Platte, Polk, Sarpy, Saunders, Sherman, Stanton, or Washington Counties
    Requirements:
    • Must be enrolled as a fulltime student pursuing a certificate (minimum 12 credit hour program), diploma (minimum 23 credit hour program), or associate’s degree in a skilled trade field from an accredited trade school or college in Nebraska
    • High school graduate or GED earner
    Preferences:
    • Preference given to applicants possessing demonstrated commitment to extracurricular school volunteer activities and/or community volunteer involvement
  • Bernard and JoAnn Kisner Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating Senior from a Hall County High School                                                                                                                       
    • GPA 2.5 or greater             
    • ACT 23 or greater
  • Betty J. and Jack B. Adams Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating senior from Grand Island Northwest High School
    • GPA of 3.5 or greater
    • Enrolled as a full-time student in any college and course of study in Nebraska or out of state
    Preferences:
    • Financial Need
  • Betty Meedel/YWCA Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County Graduating senior/class rank the top 25%                                                                                                                     
    • Female student     
    • ACT 25 or greater             
    • GPA 3.0 or greater 
    Requirements:
    • Field of Study: health-care of science-related field of study   
    Preferences:
    • Financial Need
  • Carl C. and Abbie Rebman Trust Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County resident or parent/guardian a Hall County resident   
    • Traditional or Non-traditional students         
    • Attending: Central Community College in Grand Island, Hastings, or Columbus  
    Requirements:
    • Field of Study: Nursing, Automotive, Mechanics, or Diesel Technology
  • CHI Health/St. Francis Auxiliary Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school seniors or current college students. 
    •  Hall County resident or parent/guardian a Hall County resident               
    • GPA of 3.0 or greater   
    •  ACT 20 or greater or SAT 1000 or greater
    Requirements:
    • Attend an accredited university, college, vocational or community college in Nebraska     
    • Full-time student for the upcoming academic year 
    • Majoring in: Nursing, Pre-Med, Health Occupations, Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical, Physical Therapy, Radiology Tech   
  • Edgar Barge Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school seniors                                                                       
    Requirements:
    • Certified high school transcript required to include ACT/SAT scores, class rank, and GPA                                                                                                     
    • Must be a registered parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Church in Grand Island, Nebraska, who has been confirmed and attends Mass regularly.   
  • Eleanore Brune Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Non-traditional students - returning adult students   
    • Residents of Hall county
  • George Cowton Rotary Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating Senior from a Grand Island high school             
    • GPA 3.0-3.7     
    • ACT 20-24
  • George Wanitschke Family Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating seniors from Grand Island, Doniphan-Trumbull, and Loup City High School 
    Requirements:
    • Field of Study: Agriculture or Agri-business
  • GRACE Cancer Foundation Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school seniors 
    • GPA of 2.5 or greater 
    • Be enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning in Nebraska
    Requirements:
    • Scholarship specific essay required in the application
  • Grand Island Board of Realtors Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior from Hall or Howard County   
    • Attending Nebraska college, university, community college, or trade school        
    • GPA of 3.5 or greater     
    • Top 50% of graduating class     
    • School and/or community involvement
    Requirements:
    • Certified high school transcript required to include ACT/SAT scores, class rank, and GPA 
    • Scholarship specific essay required in the application
  • Habitat for Humanity Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school seniors or non-traditional students who currently reside in a Habitat Home in Hall, Hamilton, or Merrick County. 
    • Attending a trade school, community college, or university.
  • Hall County Medical Society Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduate of a Hall County Nebraska high school
    • Current college or non-traditional student who is enrolled in medical career schooling, including phsician, dentists, nurses, technicians, and LPNs
    • Certified high school transcript required to include ACT/SAT score, class rank, and GPA
    • Certified college transcript required to indlude major. GPA, and MCAT/DAT or appropriate entrance exam if applicable
    • Certified post graduate transcript required to include field of study and GPA if applicable
    Requirements:
    • Online recommendation from an individual who has supervised the student in medical education or medical work environment 
  • Henry and Maria Ahrens Charitable Trust Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduate of a Hall County Nebraska high school
    • Current college or non-traditional student who is enrolled in medical career schooling, including physician, dentists, nurses, technicians, and LPNs
    • Certified high school transcript required to include ACT/SAT score, class rank, and GPA
    • Certified college transcript required to include major. GPA, and MCAT/DAT or appropriate entrance exam if applicable     
    • Certified postgraduate transcript required to include the field of study and GPA if applicable
    Requirements:
    • Online recommendation from an individual who has supervised the student in medical education or medical work environment 
  • Howard and Gladys Eakes Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Applicant is a child or stepchild of a current Eakes Office Solutions employee who has been employed a minimum of one year               
    • Graduating high school senior   
    • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • James P. and Joy Y. Zana Family Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island High School graduating senior   
    • Pursing a Fine Arts course of study as a major or minor 
    Requirements:
    • Scholarship specific essay required in application
  • Jami Harper Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school seniors or current college students. 
    • Students enrolled full-time
    • Students can reapply in subsequent years   
    Requirements:
    • Water-related field of study
  • Jami Harper Youth Leadership Tomorrow Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior   
    • Entering their first year of post-secondary education                                                                                                                                                                    
    Requirements:
    • Graduate of Youth Leadership Tomorrow program in Hall County who has stayed involved in their community after their program year
  • Jim and Dee Price Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island graduating high school senior
    • Current college or non-traditional students who graduated from a Grand Island high school
    • GPA of 3.0 or greater
    Requirements:
    • Attending university/college/community college in Nebraska
    Preferences:
    • Students with a physical disability
  • Jim and Norma Merrick Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Traditional and non-traditional students attending Central Community College campuses  
    Requirements:
    • Majoring in: automotive technology, data processing, diesel technology, drafting technology, electrical technology, electronics technology, industrial technology, manufacturing technology, office technology, and welding technology
  • Arthur Klinkacek Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating senior from a Hall County high school     
    • Certified high school transcript required to include ACT/SAT scores, class rank, and GPA.       
    •  Must demonstrate financial need 
    • Must show proof d of extracurricular involvement
    • GPA of 2.5 - 3.5   
  • Marval and Joyce Hornady Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and/or legal guardians of full-time Hornady Manufacturing employees, retirees, or employees in good standing who have worked for Hornady Manufacturing for one or more years.                                                                                        
    • Applicants must attend an accredited university, college, vocational, or community college. 
  • Michael and Audrey Pitcher Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Traditional or Non-Traditional Students in Hall County, Centura High School and Central Community College in Grand Island and Hastings     
    • Pursuing a career in nursing or tool and die to include machinists, CNC operators and engineers   
    • GPA of 2.5 or greater          
    • Students may reapply annually
    Requirements:
    • Enrolled full-time in a Nebraska program or college
    Preferences:
    • Students may reapply annually
  • O.K. and Lillian B. Winn Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Wood River High School graduating senior
  • Paul D. Good Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island Senior High graduating senior           
    • GPA 2.5 - 3.0     
    • ACT 15 - 20
  • Rick Smith Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island Northwest High School graduating senior
  • Russell and Mabel Geer Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Grand Island Senior High graduating senior
    • GPA 2.5 - 3.0 
    • ACT 20 - 25
  • S.N. (Bud) and Gloria Wolbach Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County High School graduating seniors                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    Requirements:
    •  Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Sharon Rerucha / Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Graduating high school senior                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a Little (mentee) or Big (high school mentor)                                                                                  Applicants must have been matched as a Little for at least one year, or currently be involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a high school mentor  
    Requirements:
    • Participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a Little (mentee) or Big (high school mentor) 
    • Applicants must have been matched as a Little for at least one year, or currently, be involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as a high school mentor  
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program Scholarship 

    Eligibility:
    • Students must be a graduate of a Grand Island high school. 
    • Students must be a TeamMate mentee with a match date no later than their 9th grade year and be matched with a mentor at the time of graduation.     
    • Students can apply for the scholarship up to their 25th birthday.       
    • Students from the class of 2019 and beyond are eligible for this scholarship
  • Theodore Bielfeldt Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County resident or parent/guardian a Hall County resident 
    • Traditional or Non-traditional students   
    • GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • William Fowles Memorial Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County graduating senior 
    • Applicants must have played gold in high school for two or more years       
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Wyman and Cleo Woodyard Family Scholarship

    Eligibility:
    • Hall County high school graduating senior
    • GPA of 3.0 or greater     
    • Class rank in top 25%  Seeking a Bachelor's degree at a Nebraska college or university
    Requirements:
    •  Seeking a Bachelor's degree at a Nebraska college or university

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