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Scholarship deadline approaching for Greater Grand Island area students

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Scholarship deadline approaching for Greater Grand Island area students

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – The chance to apply for the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation(GGICF) scholarships is almost over for area students.

Applications are due February 9 at 4 pm for the GGICF 2021-2022 scholarship cycle, which has been open since December 1.

“At The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation, we are fortunate to offer opportunities to a wide variety of students,” says GGICF’s Program Officer, Kendra Lutz. “There are scholarships for traditional, non-traditional, and current college students for a wide variety of majors being pursued and students who have a financial need, just to name a few.”

GGICF offers 140 scholarship opportunities for Hall County, Sherman County, and Doniphan- Trumbull area students.

Students can apply for these scholarships with a single application found at HERE, which applies the students to any scholarships they are eligible for.

In addition to the numerous scholarships currently held at GGICF, five additional scholarships were added for the 2021-2022 cycle:

•James A. Gembala Scholarship, for Sherman County graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in nursing.

•Ken & Jalaine Letch Trade Scholarship, for graduating Hall, Howard, Hamilton, or Merrick County seniors attending a Nebraska trade school for HVAC, refrigeration, or appliance repair.

•Mary Alice Lewis Vetter Scholarship, for graduates of Hall or Hamilton County High Schools attending a Nebraska college and pursuing a major in Social Work, counseling, sociology, or psychology.

•Mark & ​​Wanda Stelk Family Scholarship, for traditional and non-traditional students attending four years of secondary education.

•Don Rathman Memorial Scholarship, graduating high school seniors from Doniphan Trumbull High School pursuing a degree in nursing.

Last year, GGICF awarded 139 scholarships totaling $248,500, a 29% increase from 2020.

To learn more about these scholarships, visit the Foundation’s website.

Any questions about the application process—or about starting a scholarship fund with GGICF—can be addressed to Kendra Lutz at 308-381-7767 or by e-mail at scholarships@gicf.org.

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