Academic Aristocrats

Through the generosity of many donors, the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has been providing scholarships for graduates of Grand Island Senior High School since 1983.  The Academic Aristocrat Scholarship program was initiated by former Superintendent Marv Maurer in memory of his wife Dorothy. The program offers scholarships for qualifying students who graduate in the top 15% of their class at Grand Island Senior High. Sixty-five (65) scholarships will be awarded in 2019 as part of this program. The scholarships ranged from $500-$1,500.

Over the years, many individuals have donated to the Academic Aristocrat fund to grant our students their dreams of a higher education. Some have donated annually or through payroll deductions, while others have established endowed scholarships in their family's names or in honor or memory of someone special.

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has served as a tax-exempt vehicle for various individuals and businesses to award scholarships on an annual basis. If you would like to contribute to the Academic Aristocrat fund, or if you are interested in creating an endowed scholarship, please contact Traci Skalberg at the Foundation Office at (308) 385-5900 ext. 1170,





Click HERE for the list of 2019 Academic Aristocrat Scholarship winners

Click HERE for the 2019 Academic Aristocrat photo album