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Scholarship Guidelines

Joel Family Scholarship

Scholarship Essay Required

Dr. Stephen and Linda Joel have created this annual scholarship. The scholarship is intended for students who are hard working and need the additional support to realize their college ambitions.

Amount and Terms

  • $1,000 x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • Must demonstrate ability to work hard for desired goals
  • Must have overcome obstacles to graduate. 

Obstacles can be defined as the following:

  1. Qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program
  2. Current or former English Learner (EL) participant
  3. Current or former disruption of family
  4. Other

Essay Question

Write a short statement that answers the following questions (Max 500 words):

  1. The obstacles that I have overcome to graduate are:
  2. I have overcome these obstacles by:
  3. My future plans for college and beyond are:


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