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Scholarship Guidelines

Marie Knickrehm Board of Education Scholarship

Dr. Marie Knickrehm graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1936. She was the first in her family to attend college and paved the way for her siblings to go on to college. She was a distinguished professor in food science and dietetics at both Cornell University and the University of Nebraska. She is a member of the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor. Because Dr. Knickrehm won a scholarship to college, she was always very interested in giving students opportunities to succeed. She funded a scholarship for students of the Grand Island Schools during her lifetime and left additional money in her estate to help Grand Island students. She has created a legacy of educational opportunity.

Amount and Terms

  • Range from $5,000 - $10,000 x 4¬†years

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • Must have attended Knickrehm Elementary
  • Must be awarded to an academically worthy student


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