Annual scholarship

Each year the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Wolfe Family Scholarship is awarded to a descendant of a Genoa U.S. Indian School student. This $2,000 college scholarship is offered thanks to the generosity of the Wolfe family. This scholarship helps descendants of former students further their secondary education, a cause the Foundation is proud to facilitate. Below, Brad Wolfe explains why the family decided to offer this annual scholarship:

Photo of Alice and David Wolfe
Alice and Dale Wolfe, photo courtesy of Brad Wolfe.

“Some former students returned to the Genoa school sharing memories of the experiences they had at the boarding school, and the lifelong friendships they developed. One such student is Dale Wolfe, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. As a young boy at Genoa, Dale began to realize the value of education. He continued his pursuit of education to eventually become a Research Engineer with Boeing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center having worked on all space programs from Apollo to the space shuttle. He proudly shared his Native heritage with his children and others. It was Dale’s achievements and his fondness for Genoa that led his family to create the Genoa Indian School Wolfe Family Scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is awarded annually to a descendant of a former Genoa Indian School student.”

-Brad Wolfe, October 2020

A copy of the scholarship application can be found here. Students may also obtain an application by writing to the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation at: P.O. Box 382, Genoa NE 68640, or by writing to and including “Scholarship” in the subject line.

Please share this application with any Native American descendant of a former Genoa U. S. Indian School student who you feel would like to compete for this scholarship. The deadline for applications is June 15th of every year prior to the scholarship being awarded for the upcoming fall semester. Please encourage applicants to provide a thorough application with at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer.

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209 East Webster Ave.
Genoa, Nebraska 68640

We are 1 block east on Willard from Highway 22, then 1 block north to East Webster Avenue.

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The Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation is also a partner in the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project. For more information, visit

Recent funding for the Foundation and museum was provided by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as well as by the Kindle Project Fund of the Common Counsel Foundation.

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