Student Kindness Fund

Gloria and S.N. "Bud" Wolbach

Student Kindness Fund


The Gloria and S.N. "Bud" Wolbach Student Kindness Fund is a legacy of kindness from Grand Island's first "AOK Lady" Gloria Wolbach and her husband S.N. "Bud" Wolbach. Gloria and Bud spent their lives building the town of Grand Island into a 'community.' Their acts of kindness, big and small, are a source of pride for Grand Island. This fund is intended to encourage students to go forward against all odds, and give them hope and opportunity through grants that connect students to school, community, and success.

Eligibility and Purpose:

The purpose of the Gloria and S.N. "Bud" Wolbach Student Kindness Fund within the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation will be to grant a little kindness to students with physical, emotional, or educational needs, and who cannot afford opportunities or services to meet these needs. The fund is not intended to be a duplication of social service programs.


1. Requests shall be made in writing using the Gloria and S.N. "Bud" Wolbach Student Kindness Fund Request Form

2. Students must be attending a school in the Grand Island Public School District

3. Students must be referred by a GIPS Staff Member and the form must be signed by the building Principal.

4. The request shall be for a student's physical, emotional, or educational need, or or something that would help the student succeed in class, or connect the student to success.

5. If other scholarships or opportunities exist, the student must have made an effort to acquire assistance through those sources prior to applying to the Gloria and S.N. "Bud" Wolbach Student Kindness Fund.

6. Student should qualify for free or reduced lunch. Note: This guideline can be waived if the principal/teacher is certain of the student's inability to pay due to other circumstances.

7. Requests shall not be made in arrears of the event (to pay back someone or a fund).

Grant Awards:

1. A Review Committee appointed by the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors will meet as necessary to review requests.

2. The committee's decision will be final.

3. Grants will be made payable to institutions, organizations, etc. on behalf of the student.

4. Grants will not be paid directly to the student.

5. Once the award is made, the teacher or principal who referred the student must process the request through the Foundation Office for payment, unless otherwise directed by Foundation Staff.

Application Procedure:

Complete the grant application and submit to the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. Grants will be awarded throughout the year as funds are available.

Wolbach Student Kindness Guideline

Wolbach Student Kindness Application