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Scholarship Guidelines

Marjorie A. Curtin Scholarship

Marjorie Curtin grew up in Holdrege, Nebraska and began working at the Army Ammunition Plant near Grand Island as a young woman in the mid 1940s. She met and married Duane D. Curtin and they had two daughters Janet and Gail. Duane and Marjorie were frugal. She sewed all of their clothes and they always ate at home. Marjorie found time to be an active member of her community by serving on the Wasmer PTA and other community and church committees. Duane passed away in 1997 and Marjorie passed in 2003. They left funds to more than 20 non-profit organizations in their will. This scholarship fund and the Duane D. Curtin Scholarship fund are a part of that legacy.

Amount and Terms

  • $950/varies x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • Must be ranked Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude of the graduating class
  • Must not be a recipient of another scholarship that pays full tuition or more
  • The scholarship is intended for a student who demonstrates need by qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program
  • Students who come from single parent or no parent homes will be given priority.


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