Education

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The David J. and Sherry B. Alcock Family Scholarship, established by Sherry (Braun) Alcock '82 in memory of her husband Dave Alcock. The scholarship shall be awarded to upper-class students based on academic merit without regard to financial need. First preference shall be given to education majors, with second preference to computer science majors.

The Dr. Roger W. and Amme E. Anderson Endowed Scholarship, established by Roger '48 and Amme Anderson, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance with a first preference given to students majoring in Education or Music.

The Barbara De Barry Bauman Scholarship, established by Barbara Bauman in honor of her grandfather, J.C.K. Preus, Luther class of 1902, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial assistance. Preference shall first be given to students pursuing a major/career in music education, and second, to students majoring in music.

The Bowstead Family Scholarship, established by Judith (Bowstead) and Kenneth Nye, shall be awarded to students, maintaining a 2.0 grade point average or above, in pre-veterinary medicine or elementary education who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Gene Flom Calgaard Scholarship, established by Ron '59 and Gene (Flom) Calgaard '58, shall be awarded to an outstanding student who is planning a career as an elementary school teacher.

The J. Gordon and Agnes M. Christianson Scholarship, established by Gordon '49 and Agnes Christianson in appreciation of the education their daughters Marcia '75 and Mary '80 received at Luther College and to encourage the exchange of students and study opportunities between Luther and Norway, shall be awarded to qualified students preparing to enter the field of education and having an expressed interest in a career in teaching who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Deines-Christensen Family Scholarship, established by Keith '80 and Dawn (Deines) Christensen '82, shall be awarded to students majoring in (1) art education or (2) business and/or political science. The awards shall be evenly divided between the two preferences if possible, and are not required to be given based upon need for financial assistance.

The Dorothy Y. Emmons Scholarship in Elementary Education, established by Louise Rolfs '52, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to upperclass students majoring in elementary education.

The Evenstad Family Scholarship in Education, established by Kenton H. Evenstad '57 and John H. Evenstad '88, shall be awarded to qualified junior or senior students planning to enter the field of education, with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference should be given to students from low-income families, pursuing a career in math or science education.

The Jim Field Scholarship, established by Jim Field '54 in recognition of the significant influence Professors Herbert Rebassoo, Emil Miller, Orlando "Pip" Qualley, and Coach Hamlet "Pete" Peterson had on the value of Jim's Luther experience. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with financial need with preference given to students majoring in mathematics, computer science and education.

The Kent Finanger Scholarship, established by Mark '70 and Vickie (Mohlis) Donhowe '70 in honor of Kent Finanger '54, professor emeritus of health and physical education, shall be awarded to qualified students who might pursue coaching and/or teaching as a career following their graduation from Luther College.

The Lucia H. and Kent E. Finanger Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Lucia Finanger, shall be awarded to junior or senior students majoring in health or physical education, with preference given to students planning to teach and coach.

The Victor A. Fiskerbeck Memorial Scholarship, established by his wife Violet and daughters to honor members of the Fiskerbeck family who have attended Luther College including Victor A.Fiskerbeck '28; his father Olaf K. Fiskerbeck; his daughters Elizabeth Bruening '58, and Ardis (Fiskerbeck) Christen '59; and granddaughter Kari (Christen) Richards '89. Awards shall be made to junior or senior pre-seminary students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, or if none are qualified, to junior or senior students with financial need preparing to enter the field of education.

The James S. and Judith L. Fogdall Scholarship, established by Jim '64 and Judy (Larson) Fogdall '65, shall be awarded to qualified third or fourth year students who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students pursuing a degree in nursing or education.

The Helene Furst Endowed Scholarship, established by Helene (Rowe) Furst '48, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students who work in Preus Library, or who major in education or nursing.

The Lorraine and Jesse F. Goetsch Scholarship, established by Jesse, Bruce and Cosette Goetsch in honor of Lorraine (Kochendorfer) Goetsch '34, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. First preference shall be given to students majoring in art, with second preference given to students majoring in education.

The Mary Loken Haas Scholarship, established by Mary (Loken) '66 and Helmut Haas in honor of Dr. Helen A. Strand, and in memory of Bert and Borghild Loken, shall be awarded to qualified junior or senior Christian students, with demonstrated need for financial assistance, who are majoring in elementary education and who have been admitted to and approved for the elementary teacher education program.

The Elizabeth A. Hacker Scholarship, established by Darvin Hacker '59, Michael Hacker, and Karen (Hacker) Kinnett, to celebrate Elizabeth (Kirchner) Hacker '59 and her more than thirty years of teaching young. The scholarship shall be awarded to junior or senior students who show talent and promise in science education, with or without regard to financial need.

The Richard Simon Hanson Scholarship, established by Allen '69 and Karen (Anderson) Peckham '69 in honor of Richard Simon Hanson, professor emeritus of religion, shall be awarded to qualified students who major in either religion or education.

The Dorothy I. Haugen Memorial Scholarship, established through a bequest in her Last Will and Testament, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students from Trempealeau and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, who are preparing for a career in education, medicine, nursing, ministry or social services.

The Engebret Nelson (Sebo) Hong Scholarship, established by Anna Hong in memory of her father who graduated in 1871, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students who are residents of Norway who desire to prepare themselves for careers in teaching, government service, business, social services, performing arts, law or medicine.

The Jensen/Hermeier Family Scholarship in Education, established by David '83 and Kari (Hermeier) Jensen '83, shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in education, with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Darlene (Peterson) Jones and Robert B. Jones Scholarship Fund, established by Darlene (Peterson) '55 and Robert Jones, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in the visual arts, elementary education, or nursing.

The Donna M. Kalnes Scholarship, established through the estate of Rasmus '54 and Donna (Simondet) Kalnes '53, shall be awarded to qualified junior or senior students majoring in education with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. Further preference will be given to students from St. John Lutheran Church, North Prairie, Wisconsin.

The Monica Ike Kasel and Gordon F. Kasel Music Scholarship, established by Monica (Ike) '78 and Gordon Kasel, shall be awarded to deserving music education majors who are members of the Luther College Concert Band without regard to financial need. Preference shall be given to students from rural areas of Minnesota.

The Loven-Zeman Scholarship, established by Juanita (Zeman) '56 and Russell Loven '58 in memory of Betty M. (Zeman) Peterson Schneider, CE'57, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference to students from Jackson County, Wisconsin, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Clayton Counties in Iowa, non-traditional students, and students majoring in education.

The Kay and Dale Lyndahl Scholarship, established by Dale and Kathleen Lyndahl, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance from Green Bay, WI first, then Sturgeon Bay, WI, or if none, from the state of Wisconsin. Preference shall be given to students majoring in education, one of the sciences, technology, pre-engineering, or mathematics.

The Melvin and Ethel Martinson Scholarship, established by Ron '57 and Marilyn (Lokensgard) Martinson '57 and Cheryl (Martinson) '62 and Dennis Spear, in loving memory of Melvin and Ethel who gave freely of themselves in service through ministry as lay persons in the Lutheran Church. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to upper class students majoring in elementary education.

The Martha Genevieve Meade Memorial Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory and in celebration of the life of Martha Genevieve Meade '79, member of the Luther College Admission Staff from 1980-1985, whose life was tragically cut short on June 12, 2012 while traveling back to Decorah from her home in California. Martha was a dedicated educator who believed in the potential of students and that through education the world can be transformed. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in history and/or education. Additional preference shall be given to students from the Jefferson Union High School District (Daly City, California). If no applicants are enrolled from this district, then the awards shall be based solely upon financial need and major(s).

The John H. Monson Endowed Fund for International Education, established by Tom '77 and Ann (Johnson) Monson '78 in honor of John H. Monson for his distinguished career in international education and for his life-long dedication to students and teachers and their communities throughout the world. His commitment to international education and his highly respected expertise provided many Luther students with countless opportunities to enhance their own teaching and leadership skills. John and his wife, Ruth, raised three children who are all graduates of Luther College: Kristine '72, Martha '75, and Tom '77. The scholarship shall be awarded to worthy and deserving students who are pursuing a major or minor in education with an interest in an international teaching and multi-cultural experience. The scholarship helps to support those students who participate in a study-abroad student teaching practicum experience.

The Don R. and Mary Jane Moore Memorial Scholarship, established by friends and family in loving memory of Don R. Moore '38, who dedicated his life to teaching and coaching. The scholarships shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to education majors with an interest in coaching.

The Richard S. Moore English Scholarship, established by Richard Moore '66, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in English with intentions to pursue a teaching career.

The Robert Naslund Scholarship, established by Mark '70 and Vicki (Mohlis) Donhowe '70 in honor of Bob Naslund '65. As a member of the Luther coaching family for more than 40 years, "Nas" served at the helm of the football team for 18 years and the track and field team for 12 years, winning 12 Iowa Conference team titles and Coach of the Year honors nine times. He played football, reporting to the field as a "Blue Bullet," and ran track and field at Luther, earning all-conference honors in both sports and the respect of his coaches and teammates. Naslund was a teacher and mentor for Luther students and has maintained relationships with alumni for decades. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who might pursue coaching and/or teaching as a career following their graduation from Luther.

The Jana Elizabeth Nelson Memorial Scholarship, established by Cy '76 and Ramona (Feller) Nelson '75 in memory of their daughter, shall be awarded to junior or senior women in excellent academic standing (3.2 GPA or higher), with demonstrated financial need, and who are majoring in biology (or pre-professional health sciences), business, accounting, nursing, or education.

The Dr. Martin J. Nelson Scholarship, established by Martin Nelson '16, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance who are anticipating careers in the Christian ministry or in education.

The Oberlin B. and Ethel E. Nereson Memorial Scholarship, established by Oberlin Nereson '27, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in education.

The Deborah Norland Scholarship, established by Allen '69 and Karen (Anderson) Peckham '69 in honor and appreciation of Deborah Norland '75 for her years of service to the students of Luther College, and the positive effect she had on the life of our daughter, Angela '98. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who plan to pursue teaching careers following graduation.

The Johanna Olson Memorial Scholarship, established by Terry Olson and Jane Bagstad and Marney Olson '99 to honor the memory of Johanna Olson '01, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance who demonstrates academic excellence with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Preference shall be given to students majoring in education and/or environmental studies.

The Marion L. Olson Scholarship, established through the estate of Marion L. Olson '48, shall be awarded to qualified students who are preparing to pursue a teaching career.

The Osler Education Scholarship, established through the estate of Sandra Osler in honor of Sandy, Leslie, Barbara and Eddie Osler, to be awarded to students majoring in education with a preference for those interested in teaching reading.

The Donald and Rosalie Otters Rosholt Endowed Scholarship in Education, established by Linda (Rosholt) '85 and Lee Hash '84, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students in the education program.

The Dolores Sande Scholarship, established through the estate of Dolores Sande '65, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance majoring in elementary education.

The Harold K. Savre Scholarship, established by Robert Savre '53 in memory of his father, Harold Savre '24, and in commemoration of B.K. Savre '96, father of Harold, who had strong ties to Luther as a former professor and a member of the board of trustees. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to upper-class students majoring in mathematics, or upper-class students majoring or minoring in mathematics working towards a secondary education certificate.

The Paul and Carolyn Solberg Family Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Paul Solberg '61, professor emeritus of health and physical education. Solberg served Luther for more than 35 years, holding positions as professor of health and physical education and assistant football coach from 1966-2001, assistant track coach from 1966-67, head wrestling coach from 1966-80 and 1982-83, and head baseball coach from 1980-2001. In addition to his teaching and coaching duties, Solberg also served as assistant director and then director of athletics. Of the many legacies he left Luther, one of the most notable is his development of the Adapted Physical Education program where Luther students work one-on-one with a special needs student. He taught the course for 27 years, and it continued to be a favorite class among Luther students long after his retirement. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students in the education and/or health promotion and exercise science programs who show an interest in working with people with physical and/or learning disabilities.

The Solomonson-Gunderson Scholarship, established by Patricia Gunderson '70 in memory of her mother, Anna Solomonson Gunderson, who loved teaching elementary education and taught many years in a one room school. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students, with first preference given to those students who have graduated from Lake Mills Community School District, Lake Mills, Iowa, or its successor, and who are majoring in elementary education. If none, then the awards shall be given to students from Winnebago County, Iowa with priority given to students majoring in elementary education.

The Jean A. Sorenson Scholarship, established by Beatrice S. Huseby in honor of her niece, Jean Sorenson '74, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students majoring in the field of education with intentions of becoming classroom teachers, or to students who are pursuing healthcare professions, to include pre-medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy.

The Maynord I. Steensgard Education Scholarship, established by Maynord Steensgard '52, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in education.

The Phillip Stoltenberg Scholarship for Prospective Teachers, established by an anonymous friend in honor of Phillip Stoltenberg '48, a prominent and highly recognized educator in Minnesota public schools, and who served as superintendent of the Waseca, Minnesota schools. The scholarship shall be awarded to junior or senior students of good academic standing who plan to enter the teaching profession.

The Strandjord Family Scholarship, established by Sarah Strandjord '70 to honor the generations of the Strandjord family and their connection with Luther College. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in the sciences or education who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Harold and Lucille Svanoe Scholarship, established by Harold and Lucille Svanoe. Dr. Svanoe's prime interest, during his twenty years as a dedicated Luther professor, was the teaching of speech and public communication to the students enrolled in his classes. Lucille was an educator in the Decorah public schools for eighteen years, and also served as a mentor and model for Luther College students completing their training to become teachers. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated interest and ability in speech communication and give promise of success in teaching in the elementary schools or in other professions demanding more than usual skill in public speaking.

The Sterling and Vila Thompson Scholarship, established by Sterling '50 and Vila (Kiel) Thompson '51, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to male students majoring in elementary education from the Austin, Minnesota area. If none are available from Austin, a male student majoring in elementary education shall be selected.

The Juletta Ramlo Trygstad Elementary Education Scholarship, established by Juletta (Ramlo) Trygstad '71, shall be awarded to qualified students pursuing a major in education who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students majoring in elementary education.

The Vaaler Family Scholarship, established by Thomas '62 and Juanita Vaaler, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students majoring in education or nursing who participate in one or more Luther College music organizations.

The Otto and Sigrid Vaaler Scholarship, established by Sigrid Vaaler, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance majoring in education, Scandinavian Studies, or music, or those students participating in music organizations. Preference shall be given to students from La Crosse, Wisconsin, or the Minnesota communities of Spring Grove, Caledonia, Blackhammer, or Wilmington.

The Jeanne D. (Engler) and Robert A. Zaske Scholarship, established by Robert '67 and Jeanne (Engler) Zaske '67, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance majoring in elementary education.

The Zumdahl-Asp Family Scholarship, established by Sharon (Zumdahl) '70 and Stanley Asp, shall be awarded to qualified junior or senior students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. First preference shall be given to students majoring in art education, with second preference given to students majoring in art.