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Scholarship Guidelines

Gabby Ayala Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Essay Required

In memory of Gabby Ayala, her family offers a $1,000 scholarship to a well-rounded student involved in athletics at Grand Island Senior High. Gabby, a 2008 graduate, played soccer and softball during her 4 years at GISH. She had an outgoing personality, and was a friend to all. Gabby had a tenacious spirit, pushing herself to be the best she could be both on the field and off. She was strong in academics and the will to succeed. Her senior year she filled her schedule with AP classes and graduated high school with 12 college credits. She was so passionate about everything she did and never allowed anyone to bring her down. She is greatly missed by those who knew her.

Amount and Terms

  • $1,000 x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • Must enroll in a four-year college
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Must be involved in athletics at GISH
  • Must be a letter winner

Essay Question

  • What is your highest expectation for yourself? (Max 500 words)


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