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Scholarship Guidelines

William “Bill” Degen, Sr. and Mary Ann Degen Scholarship

The family of William “Bill” Degen, Sr. has created this annual scholarship in his memory for deserving young men and women who are planning to study business and are graduates of Grand Island Senior High School. Mr. Degen operated Grand Island’s Golden Point restaurant for 15 years and owned and operated Burger King Restaurants in Grand Island. The scholarship is intended for students who are hard working and need the additional support to realize their college ambitions.

Amount and Terms

  • $1,400/varies x 1 year

Number of Scholarships

  • 1


  • Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High
  • Must be a business major
  • Preference will be given to students that have attended Gates Elementary School
  • Must demonstrate ability to work hard for desired goals
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Must attend a Nebraska college or university


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