May 9, 2012
Luther College senior, Dallas Wulf was selected as a recipient of one of the 29th annual graduate study fellowships granted by the R. J. McElroy Trust.
Wulf, the son of Neil and Chris Wulf of Durant Iowa, will pursue a doctoral degree in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a 2008 graduate of Durant High School. In making nominations, Luther College President, Richard L. Torgerson, praised the academic leadership accomplishments of Wulf.
The fellowships carry a stipend of $10,000 per year. Wulf was selected from a field of six finalists from colleges and universities in northeast Iowa.
The fellowships, established by the McElroy Trustees in 1983, are designed to encourage persons of accomplishment, intelligence, integrity and leadership ability to pursue challenging academic careers. Based upon satisfactory progress toward a doctoral degree, the stipend of $10,000 may be renewed for an additional two years.
The McElroy Fellowships were established by the McElroy Trustees to support students seeking higher education. The trust is designed to benefit deserving young people. The trust benefactor, R. J. McElroy was a pioneer broadcaster who started KWWL and the Black Hawk Broadcasting Company in 1947. He died in 1965.
Luther is a selective four-year college located in northeast Iowa. The college has an enrollment of 2,500 students and offers a liberal arts education leading to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and pre-professional programs.