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Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Journalism is not included.

Norma Ross Walter was a Navy Wave during the Second World War and a career newspaper editor in California. A lover of Cather and frequent visitor to Red Cloud, she was also a firm believer in education for young women. At her death in 1982, she left a bequest to fund a scholarship program. The first scholarship was awarded in 1987.

The scholarship winners and the Willa Cather Foundation owe a debt of gratitude to Norma Ross Walter. The Foundation's scholarship efforts, directed by long-time Board of Governors member Virgil Albertini, are a fundamental part of our educational mission.

To Be Eligible

Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant.


Financial Data

First place recipient: $2,000.00
Second place recipient: $1,000.00
Third place recipient: $500.00
Each stipend is payable at the beginning of the first year of college. The scholarship is not renewable.


Deadline

January 31, 2014
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Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship antonetteturner

About the Scholarship

The purpose of the Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English or history majors in accredited colleges or universities.

The Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship is named after the granddaughter of John and Annie Sadilek Pavelka, prototypes for both Anton and Ántonia Shimerda in Cather's novel My Ántonia and Anton and Mary Rosicky in Cather's short story "Neighbour Rosicky."

To Be Eligible

Applicants must be high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English or history majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant.

Financial Data

One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually. Each stipend is payable at the beginning of the first year of college. The scholarship is not renewable.

Deadline

February 28, 2014
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Past Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Recipients

1987: Karen Hartmann Roggenkamp, Minden
1988: Kristin Guild, Lincoln East
1989: Lynn D. Lu, Lincoln East
1990: Kara K. Choquette, Minden
1991: Kara B. Martin Durgin, Lincoln East
1992: Erin Duncan, Franklin
1993: Michelle Dowd, Omaha Central
1994: Kelly Bare, Lincoln Southeast
1995: Elicia Kaplan, Lincoln East
1996: Kristine Kopperud, Wayne
1997: Angela Turek, Hastings
1998: Rose C. Mellion, Omaha Burke
1999: Erin Mann, Wayne
2000: Tuesday Metcalf, Beatrice
2001: Lacey Worth, Ralston
2002: Anne C. Sloniker, Bellevue West
2003: Sarah Fattig, Kearney
2004: Sarah Beringer, David City
2005: Alicia Dahling, Franklin
2006: Sarah Chambers, Palmyra
2007: Justine McMullin, Leigh
2008: Kirsten Block, Gothenburg
2009: Mindy Blunk, Burning-Davenport
2010: Julia Vaughan, Fremont
2011: Jaime DeTour, Hastings
2012: Emily Simmons, Valentine
2013: Alexandra Baxter, Omaha


Past Antonette Turner Scholarship Recipients

2013: Jordie Theye, Odell

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