Scholarship Directory

Scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available online beginning December 1, 2014. All scholarship applications and references must be received no later than February 19, 2015.


ALL of the scholarships awarded by the GICF are for residents of Central Nebraska ONLY in the specificied area in the scholarship description.

Please read all of the scholarship criteria first to be certain you qualify to apply and do NOT start the applications until you are certain of this. If you are unsure, please contact Melissa at 308-381-7767.

AHRENS CHARITABLE TRUST (HENRY AND MARIA)*
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Henry and Maria Ahrens, and to benefit Hall County residents who are interested in a career in the medical field. Preference will be given to those entering into a graduate field of study.

BADURA/KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP (LOIS L.)
Lois L. Badura has made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. It is available to a high school senior who has a town or farm residence in Ashton or Loup City and who will be attending a four-year college in the field of education or business.

BADURA SCHOLARSHIP (PATRICIA)
This scholarship was established by the Roman Badura family in memory of Patricia Badura. It is available to a Loup City high school senior who will be attending college in the field of nursing.

BARGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (EDGAR)
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Edgar Barge, and to benefit graduating high school seniors who are registered parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church in Grand Island, NE. This scholarship requires parish participation and an additional letter of recommendation from Blessed Sacrament Church.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Rerucha Family in memory of Sharon Rerucha. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each year to graduating seniors who have 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.

BRUNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (ELEANORE J.)
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Eleanore J. Brune and to benefit Hall County non-traditional students, particularly returning adults.

CLARK SCHOLARSHIP (ARLINE)
Arline Clark has made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. She has established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending any qualified public educational institution.

CONNICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (KAREN)
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Karen Connick and to benefit a graduating high school senior from the Doniphan, Giltner or Trumbull area.

COWTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND (GEORGE)
Jim Kahrhoff established an annual scholarship in memory of his grandfather, George Cowton. All Grand Island graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.

DAMRATOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP (CASEY & VIVIAN)
Through the generosity of Casey & Vivian Damratowski, this Sherman County Community Foundation scholarship has been made available to a Loup City High School senior. The applicant must be planning to attend a qualified public education institution pursing a degree in the field of agriculture/agribusiness.

DAMRATOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP (CASEY & VIVIAN)
Through the generosity of Casey & Vivian Damratowski, this Sherman County Community Foundation scholarship has been made available to a Loup City High School senior. The applicant must be planning to attend a qualified public education institution pursing a degree in the field of elementary education.

DONIPHAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to be awarded to a Doniphan-Trumbull High School graduate. Preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.

DONIPHAN VETERAN'S PARK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to benefit a Doniphan Trumbull High School graduating senior. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school grade point average and involvement in community service activities. Preference will be given first to applicants that have been involved with Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

EAKES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (HOWARD G. AND GLADYS A.)
This scholarship was established to honor the memories of Howard and Gladys Eakes. One scholarship will be awarded annually to a child or stepchild of an Eakes Office Plus employee. This scholarship requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better. Graduating high school seniors at each location are eligible.

FOWLES MEMORIAL FUND (WILLIAM) **
The William Fowles Memorial Fund offers scholarship to boys and girls, ages 7 - 17 years of age, who have an interest in golf, but lack the resources to learn how to play. Eight scholarships are offered every summer for youth to participate in junior golf programs that not only teach golf, but also build character, self-confidence and skills.
**To apply for this scholarship, contact the Grand Island Community Foundation office for more information.

GEER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (RUSSELL AND MABEL)
Russell and Mabel Geer established this scholarship to be awarded annually. All Grand Island Senior High graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

GUNN SCHOLARSHIP (ALDA J.)
This scholarship was established for the benefit of Grand Island African American high school graduating students in need of financial assistance in pursuing post-secondary education.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
This scholarship was established by Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity to benefit Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Merrick and York County graduating seniors and non-traditional students who currently reside in a Habitat Home and are pursuing post-secondary education at a trade school, community college or university. Applicants must be in good standing with Habitat for Humanity.

HALL COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP *
This scholarship was established for the benefit of Hall county residents interested in a career in the medical profession and will be entering into a graduate field of study.

HANSHEW SCHOLARSHIP (LOIS AND HAROLD)
Established in February 2010, this scholarship provides assistance to students attending graduate school. Lois, a teacher and guidance counselor in Sherman County for many years, created this scholarship on behalf of herself and her late husband, Harold. The applicant must be accepted and enrolled as a full time student in a post-graduate college in a minimum of two-year program to obtain an advanced degree. The applicants must also have been a resident of Sherman County for at least one year while attending high school and have attended an accredited four-year university.

HARGIS SCHOLARSHIP (A.M.)
Established by the Grand Island College board of directors to benefit graduating high school seniors, non-traditional students, and returning adults from 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, and Wheeler counties in Nebraska. Students seeking a certificate, diploma or associate degree through a community college or other technical institution in a business, health, or travel and tourism course of study are eligible to apply.

HIATT SCHOLARSHIP (CHRIS)
This Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the family and friends of Chris Hiatt, an outstanding Loup City High School student tragically killed in a car accident in 1993. This scholarship has been established and made available for a graduating Loup City senior student that plans on attending a four-year college.

JABLONSKI SCHOLARSHIP (BOB D.)
The family of the late Bob D. Jablonski has made this scholarship possible for a Loup City high school senior planning to attend a four year college or technical school. Special consideration will be given to a physically challenged applicant.

JACK SCHOLARSHIP (MILDRED)
The Mildred Jack Scholarship is made available through the Sherman County Community Foundation by the family of the late Mildred Jack. Applicants must be a Loup City High School graduating senior and plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the field of education.

JANULEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP (NORMA J.)
Through the generosity of Norma J. Janulewicz, this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship is made available to a Loup City High School senior planning to attend a four-year college.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP
The Knights of Columbus Council #5455 has made this scholarship possible to a graduating senior from Loup City, Litchfield, Ravenna and Arcadia high schools. The student must be planning to attend a qualified non-profit education institution in a medical field. Preference will be given to a student wanting to work with the physically or mentally disabled.

KISNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND (BERNARD AND JOANN)

This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors in Hall County.

KOWALSKI SCHOLARSHIP (PETER J. AND ROSE ANN)
This Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the family of the late Peter J. and Rose Ann Kowalski. In honor of their parents, this scholarship has been established and made available for a graduating Loup City High School student planning to attend a four-year college.

LEPIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (ERNEST M. AND ETHEL L.)
This scholarship is to be awarded to a Doniphan-Trumbull High School graduate ranking in the top half of their graduating high school class.

LOUP CITY SCHOOLS PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Agriculture
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified public educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of agriculture. Prior year recipients may also apply.

LOUP CITY SCHOOLS PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Education
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified public educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of education. Prior year recipients may also apply.

LOUP CITY SCHOOLS PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Nursing
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified public educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of nursing. Prior year recipients may also apply.

MAYS SCHOLARSHIP (VELMA)
This scholarship was established in memory of Velma Mays for the benefit of graduating Doniphan students pursuing an education field of study.

MCFARLAND MEMORIAL FUND (BOB MCFARLAND) **
The Bob McFarland Memorial Fund was established to support youth baseball in Grand Island. This fund, established because of Bob's love of baseball, provides scholarships for little league baseball registration fees and uniform expenses for qualifying youth.
**To apply for this scholarship, contact the Grand Island Community Foundation office for more information.

MEEDEL/YWCA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (BETTY)
This scholarship was established in honor of Betty Meedel for female students with ability and desire, but lacking financial means to attend an institution of higher education. All Hall county female graduating high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and/or a class rank in the top 25% are eligible to apply. This $500 scholarship is intended for applicants pursuing a degree in health-care or science related fields of study.

MERRICK SCHOLARSHIP FUND (JIM AND NORMA)
This scholarship was established for the benefit of both graduating high school seniors and continuing education students attending Central Community College on the Grand Island Campus. Consideration will be given to students in the following programs: automotive technology, data processing, diesel technology, drafting technology, electrical technology, electronics technology, industrial technology, manufacturing technology, office technology, and welding technology.

MOELLER SCHOLARSHIP (KEITH C. AND DORIS M.)
This Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the family and friends of the late Keith C. and Doris M. Moeller. Acknowledging the dignity in vocational education, this scholarship is made available for a graduating senior student of Loup City who plans to attend an accredited technical or community college.

NEBRASKA CHILDREN'S GROUNDWATER FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP (JAMI HARPER)
This scholarship was established by Jami Harper for the benefit of a Nebraska graduating high school senior pursuing a water resources related field of study. This scholarship is not included in the online application process. A separate application is required and can be accessed at http://www.cpnrd.org/GWF_Scholarshipapp.pdf

OBERMILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (FRITZ AND NORA)
The Fritz and Nora Obermiller Memorial Scholarship is made available through the Sherman County Community Foundation for a Loup City high school senior. This scholarship can be used at any college providing it is a qualified, public institution. Emphasis may be given to students choosing to enter the agricultural, nursing or education fields.

PLEASANTVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS FUND
This Fund will be used for the benefit of graduating high school seniors who reside or have resided within the geographic area and territory of Pleasantview Public Schools or the former Pleasantview Public Schools, regardless of whether or not they attended Pleasantview Public Schools or option enrolled to another school district.

PRICE SCHOLARSHIP (JIM AND DEE)
This scholarship was established to benefit children of Kriz-Davis Co. employees. Graduating high school seniors at each location are eligible to apply.

REBMAN TRUST SCHOLARSHIP (CARL C. AND ABBIE)
This scholarship was established to benefit Hall County students (both traditional and non-traditional students) in nursing or auto mechanics programs.

ROBB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (CLAYTON L. AND VERNA G.)
This scholarship is to be awarded to a Doniphan-Trumbull High School graduate ranking in the top half of their graduating high school class.

ROBERTSHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (CRAIG)
The family of Craig Robertshaw established this scholarship in memory of Craig. A high school senior from the Trumbull area is eligible to receive this annual scholarship.

SCHULZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (DOROTHY)
This scholarship is to be awarded to a Doniphan-Trumbull High School graduate ranking in the top half of their
graduating high school class.

SCHUMANN SCHOLARSHIP (MINA)
Through the generosity of the late Mina Schumann, a long-time Loup City High School German teacher, the Mina Schumann Scholarship is available through the Sherman County Community Foundation for a Loup City High School senior. This one-year scholarship is to be used in furthering his/her education, preferably in the field of education.

SETLIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (RON)
This Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the family of Mike and Nellie Setlik. They established this scholarship in memory of Ron Setlik who was a graduate of Loup City High School in 1970. Ron was killed in a car accident in 1975. This one year scholarship has been established and made available for a Loup City High School graduating senior attending a qualified public educational institution.

SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Rick)
This scholarship has been established in honor of Sgt. Richard Thomas "Rick" Smith. Rich grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Northwest High School in 1999. He served in the U.S. Marines for four years, and at the time of his death, was serving his third year in the U.S. Army. Graduating high school seniors from Grand Island Northwest High School will be eligible to apply with preference to be given to those pursuing an automotive or mechanics field of study.

SORENSEN SCHOLARSHIP (C.A.)
This scholarship was funded by generous donations from Dennis L. Welty in memory of C.A. Sorensen. C.A. was a graduate of Loup City High School class of 1909. After graduating from college and receiving his law degree, he served as Nebraska Attorney General and drafted legislation for the organization of the Public Power and Irrigation District of Nebraska. C.A. was known as a role model for his public service and many of his children followed their father into public service. Applicants must be a graduating senior of Loup City High School.

TEAMMATES MENTORING PROGRAM
The scholarship was established to benefit students who have been a part of the Grand Island/Hall County TeamMates mentoring program since eighth grade or earlier and are still matched with a mentor at the time of graduation.

2Day FM 103.1 Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by 2Day FM 103.1 and area businesses to benefit graduating high school seniors from Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Kearney, Merrick, Sherman counties in Nebraska. Any student planning to attend full time a four-year college is eligible.

TOCZEK-SCHUETT SCHOLARSHIP (LUCILLE)
Family and friends of the late Lucille Schuett have made this scholarship possible through the Sherman County Community Foundation. Loup City High School seniors planning to attend college in a health care field may apply.

UHLIG SCHOLARSHIP (RENA)
The late Rena Uhlig has made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. It is available for a Loup City High School senior, who is a resident of Sherman County, and has been accepted at an institute of higher learning within the State of Nebraska which awards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree upon satisfactory completion of the required course of study. Applicants who have already received any other full ride (tuition only) scholarship are not eligible. Any prior year recipient is eligible to reapply as long as condition are still met (attendance at an institute of higher learning within the State of Nebraska).

WANITSCHKE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND (GEORGE)
This scholarship was established in memory of George Wanitschke. All Grand Island and Doniphan graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to students pursuing a finance or agri-business course of study.

WATTS SCHOLARSHIP (VIVIAN)
The Vivian Watts Scholarship is made available through the Sherman County Community Foundation for a Loup City high school senior. This one-year scholarship can be used at any college provided it is a qualified, public institution.

WINN SCHOLARSHIP (O.K. AND LILLIAN)
This scholarship was established in memory of O.K. and Lillian Winn for the benefit of a graduating high school senior who currently lives, or has lived in Wood River, Nebraska.

WOLBACH, S.N. (BUD) AND GLORIA WOLBACH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established by Bud and Gloria Wolbach for the benefit of graduating high school seniors in Hall County pursuing a degree in engineering.

WOODYARD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP (WYMAN AND CLEO)
This scholarship was established to benefit students with ability and desire but lacking the financial assistance to attend a four-year college or university in Nebraska. Hall County high school graduates with a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.0 and a class rank in the top 25% are eligible to apply. Preference will be given first to students pursuing a degree in education and then to students in a medical related field of study.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP (JAMI HARPER)
This scholarship was established by Jami Harper to benefit a graduate of the Youth Leadership Tomorrow program in Hall County who has stayed involved in their community after their program year.

ZANA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (JAMES AND JOY)
This scholarship was established in memory of James P. Zana for the benefit of a Grand Island graduating high school senior pursuing a fine arts course of study.

 

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