Scholarship Directory

The following scholarship funds were established by generous donors to provide support to students in pursuit of furthering their education and pursuing their dreams.

BETTY J. AND JACK B. ADAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Betty and Jack Adams. This scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from Grand Island Northwest High School. Eligible students may attend any college and course of study, but must be enrolled full-time. Applicants must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and demonstrate financial need.

AOK LADIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to ALL Grand Island high schools and is presented on behalf of the AOK Ladies in Grand Island in recognition of volunteer and community service.

HENRY AND MARIA AHRENS CHARITABLE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

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.

LOIS L. BADURA/KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP

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.

PATRICIA BADURA SCHOLARSHIP

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.

EDGAR BARGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

THEODORE J. BIELFELDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Theodore J. Bielfeldt and to benefit Hall County students. Eligible applicants may pursue college or technical school. Preference is given to students with financial need. 

ELEANORE J. BRUNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Eleanore J. Brune and to benefit Hall County non-traditional students, particularly returning adults.

CHI HEALTH ST. FRANCIS AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been established to benefit students who are currently enrolled and have completed, or are completing, at least one year in an accredited school with the intent of receiving a degree or diploma in a health-related occupation. Three scholarships will be awarded annually based on academic performance with one scholarship to be awarded based on financial need. A personal interview with the scholarships committee is required.

ARLINE CLARK SCHOLARSHIP

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.

KAREN A. CONNICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

GEORGE COWTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Jim Kahrhoff established an annual scholarship in memory of his grandfather, George Cowton. All Grand Island graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply.

CASEY & VIVIAN DAMRATOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP - Agriculture/Agri-Business

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/agri-business.

CASEY & VIVIAN DAMRATOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP -  Elementary Education

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.

HOWARD G. AND GLADYS A. EAKES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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 Solutions employee. This scholarship requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better. Graduating high school seniors at each location are eligible.

WILLIAM FOWLES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The William Fowles Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. William Fowles and in honor of his love of golf. This scholarship was established to benefit a Hall County graduating senior who played golf in high school for two or more years. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and attend college full-time at a four-year college or university in Nebraska.

RUSSELL AND MABEL GEER SCHOLARSHIP

Russell and Mabel Geer established this scholarship to be awarded annually. All Grand Island Senior High graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

PAUL D. GOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Paul D. Good. Applicants must be a Grand Island Senior High graduate. School involvement, volunteer involvement, financial need and employment experience will be used to determine eligibility.

GRACE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established for the benefit of cancer patients and/or students with an immediate (parent or sibling) battling cancer. Applicants must be no older than the age of 22 on the date of application, have a GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and plans to enroll as a full-time student at a two or four year post-secondary institution in Nebraska. Applicant must include the name of the cancer patient and location of the cancer treatment facility in their personal statement.

ALDA J. GUNN SCHOLARSHIP

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 SCHOLARSHIP

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.

LOIS AND HAROLD HANSHEW SCHOLARSHIP

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.

A.M. HARGIS SCHOLARSHIP

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.

JAMI HARPER NEBRASKA CHILDREN'S GROUNDWATER FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

JAMI HARPER YOUTH LEADERSHIP TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP

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.

CHRIS HIATT SCHOLARSHIP

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.

MARVAL AND JOYCE HORNADY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the grandchildren of Marval and Joyce Hornady in memory of their grandparents and their love for their family, employees and community. This scholarship was established for children, stepchildren, grandchildren or under legal guardianship of full-time Hornady Manufacturing employees in good standing with a minimum of 3 years of employment, or retirees who left in good standing with 5 years of employment; or current Hornady Manufacturing employees in good-standing with 5 years of employment. Students may be enrolled in trade school, community college or four-year colleges to pursue any field of study. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

BOB D. JABLONSKI SCHOLARSHIP

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.

MILDRED JACK SCHOLARSHIP

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.

NORMA J. JANULEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP

The Norma Janulewicz Scholarship is made available to a Loup City High School senior planning to attend a four-year college.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #5455 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.

BERNARD AND JO ANN KISNER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Barney and Jo Ann Kisner to benefit graduating high school seniors in Hall County.

PETER J. AND ROSE ANN KOWALSKI SCHOLARSHIP

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.

ERNEST M. AND ETHEL L. LEPIN SCHOLARSHIP

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.

VELMA MAYS SCHOLARSHIP

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

BOB MCFARLAND MEMORIAL FUND - Baseball Scholarship **

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.

**The application for this scholarships is on the Grand Island Community Foundation website, under the Scholarship Tab, or please contact our office for more information.

BETTY MEEDEL/YWCA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

JIM AND NORMA MERRICK SCHOLARSHIP

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.

KEITH C. AND DORIS M. MOELLER SCHOLARSHIP

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.

FRITZ AND NORA OBERMILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

MICHAEL AND AUDREY PITCHER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to benefit traditional and non-traditional students from Hall County, Centura High School and Central Community College in Grand Island and Hastings who wish to pursue a career in nursing or tool and die to include machinists, CNC operators and engineers. Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or greater and be enrolled full-time in a Nebraska program or college. Students may reapply annually and preference will be given to students with financial need. 

JIM AND DEE PRICE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to benefit children of Kriz-Davis Co. employees. Graduating high school seniors at each location are eligible to apply.

CARL C. AND ABBIE REBMAN TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to benefit Hall County students (both traditional and non-traditional students) in nursing or auto mechanics programs.

SHARON RERUCHA - 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.

CLAYTON L. AND VERNA G. ROBB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

CRAIG ROBERTSHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The family of Craig Robertshaw established this scholarship in memory of Craig. Graduating seniors from Doniphan-Trumbull and Giltner High Schools are eligible to receive this annual scholarship.

DOROTHY SCHULZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

MINA SCHUMANN SCHOLARSHIP

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.

RON SETLIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

RICK SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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.

C.A. SORENSEN SCHOLARSHIP

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 SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship was established to benefit students who have been a Grand Island/Hall County TeamMates mentee since ninth grade or younger and are currently matched. 

LUCILLE TOCZEK-SCHUETT SCHOLARSHIP

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.

RENA UHLIG SCHOLARSHIP

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).

GEORGE WANITSCHKE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

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.

VIVIAN WATTS SCHOLARSHIP

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.

O.K. AND LILLIAN WINN SCHOLARSHIP

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.

S.N. (BUD) AND GLORIA WOLBACH SCHOLARSHIP

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.

WYMAN AND CLEO WOODYARD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

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.

JAMES P. AND JOY Y. ZANA SCHOLARSHIP

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.