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Scholarship Guidelines

Emilio DeLeon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Essay Required

The family of Emilio DeLeon has established this scholarship as legacy to his life. Emilio was a 2010 graduate of Grand Island Senior High. He was involved in football, wrestling, and ROTC. Emilio was also a positive role model and took many opportunities to mentor those who were younger than himself. During his years in high school, Emilio had to overcome the adversity of a sports injury and subsequent surgeries. This journey helped shape his positive attitude and his subscription to the ideology of "Planted not Buried." The scholarship is intended for students who work hard and need additional support to pursue their education.

Amount and Terms

  • $800/varies x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • A high school GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must be involved in athletics

Essay Question

  • How have you overcome adversity and transformed this experience into positive growth? (Max 500 words)


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