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Scholarship Guidelines

Bob and Marge Sorensen Family Scholarship

Scholarship Essay Required
High School and College students eligible

The Bob and Marge Sorensen Family are intertwined with many Grand Island institutions. Bob, Marge, their three daughters, Susan, Nancy, and Janet, the 5 Sorensen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren are currently attending or have graduated from Grand Island Public Schools.

The Sorensen family has left many legacies in Grand Island. Girls Softball, the Grand Generation Center, and city government are just a few institutions that have been positively impacted by Bob Sorensen and his family's service. In 1985, Grand Island Mayor Bill Wright dedicated the softball fields at Ryder Park as the "Bob Sorensen Softball Complex." In 2011, Bob was inducted into the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor for his lifetime of service to the Grand Island Community. In 2012, Bob Sorensen celebrated 50 years in Grand Island softball.

The Sorensen family offers this scholarship award in celebration of their father's service to Grand Island. The scholarship is intended for a hard working student who has played ABCDD Girls Softball and who needs additional support to realize her college ambitions.

Amount and Terms

  • $525/varies x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must have played in the Grand Island ABCDD Girls Softball League for at least six years, have umpired for at least four years, or a combination of both played/umpired for a total of six years and been active within the last year
  • Must be a graduate of one of the following high schools: Grand Island Senior High, Grand Island Northwest, Grand Island Central Catholic, Heartland Lutheran, Wood River, Doniphan, Shelton, Aurora, Central City, Centura, Nebraska Christian, St. Paul, Palmer or homeschooled in the Grand Island area.
  • This scholarship is open to both high school seniors and graduates who are currently in their first or second year of college.
  • Must demonstrate financial need or face obstacles.¬†Eligible students may qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program, come from a single parent family, be a pregnant or parenting teen, English Learner (EL), or minority.
  • Must have the ability to succeed in college.¬†Student must have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average
  • Must demonstrate ability to work hard for desired goals
  • Must demonstrate good character and citizenship
  • Must attend an accredited trade school, university, or college

Essay Question

  • How has being involved in recreational softball with the ABCDD Girls Softball League impacted your life? (Max 500 words)


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