Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship

Dream Big, Work Hard, Stay Humble.

Big-hearted, selfless, smart, determined, a tremendously gifted athlete, but unfailingly humble. This was Sam Foltz. A 2012 graduate of Grand Island Senior High, Sam followed his dream, walking onto the football team at the University of Nebraska. He proudly wore number 27 and became the starting punter, earning a scholarship position through his Central Nebraska work-ethic and grit.

The scholarship is intended for students who work hard and need additional support to pursue their education.

Amount and Terms

$2,000 x 1 year to a Grand Island Senior High graduate

$500 x 1 year to a Central Valley High School graduate

Number of Scholarships: 2


Must be a graduate of Grand Island Senior High or Central Valley High School (Greeley)

Grand Island Senior High student must be a two sport athlete

A high school GPA of 3.5 or better

A student/athlete of high character

Essay Question

Tell us about your dreams for the next 5 years. What is your plan for accomplishing these dreams? What does ‘stay humble’ mean to you? Essay must show evidence that applicant has done research to become familiar with Sam’s character and accomplishments. (Max 500 words)

GIPS Foundation

The Sam Foltz Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation, a tax-exempt organization that accepts gifts on behalf of the 10,000 students that attend Grand Island Public Schools.

GIPS Foundation
123 South Webb Road
Box 4904
Grand Island, NE 68802
(308) 385-5525 ext. 201170