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Scholarship Guidelines

Larry F. Willis and Lonny W. Willis Memorial Scholarship

Larry and Lonny Willis were twin brothers graduating in 1960 from Grand Island High School. The day before he was to leave for college at UNL, Lonny was killed in a farming accident. He would have studied pharmacy at the University. Lonny played varsity football and basketball, was an avid reader, and was the vice-president of the senior class. Larry and his family created this scholarship as a tribute to Lonny. Larry passed away in 2021.

The scholarship is intended for students who work hard and need additional support to pursue their education.

Amount and Terms

  • $750/varies x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • A high school GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Must major in science field with intent to pursue medical field (pharmacy or medicine)
  • Must attend a University of Nebraska Campus (Kearney, Lincoln, or Omaha)
  • Preference given to minority students


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