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Scholarship Guidelines

William W. Marshall, III Memorial Scholarship

To honor his legacy, the family of William "Bill" Marshall III offers this scholarship to students at Grand Island Senior High. After graduating from high school in 1962, William "Bill" Marshall, III pursued his higher education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in 1966. In 1969, he earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-College of Law.

In 1971, Marshall returned to Grand Island at the persuasion of his father, William Marshall, Jr., to help start a local bank. In September of 1971, Five Points Bank opened its doors. Marshall was elected President of Five Points Bank in 1975 and Chairman of the bank in 1989. Under Marshall's direction and guidance, Five Points Bank has evolved from the smallest bank in Central Nebraska into the sixth largest Nebraska bank holding company with over $1.25 Billion in total assets. Over the last 44 years, Marshall lived out a community-minded ideology that began with his father's mantra, "You have to pay rent for the space you take." Marshall was involved in and financially supported various projects and causes both locally and state-wide. In addition to his service on local and state-wide boards, he helped raise funds for the building of the Heartland Event Center, the building of College Park, and the movement of the Nebraska State Fair from Lincoln to Grand Island. In 2013, Marshall was named the Grand Island Independent's "Man of the Year." In 2015 Marshall was inducted into the Grand Island Senior High Hall of Honor.

Amount and Terms

  • $1,300/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 be planning to major in Business, Finance, or Accounting


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