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Margaret F. Lorimer Endowed Scholarship in Education

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Recipients shall be admitted students in the College of Education who are pursuing degrees in elementary or secondary education and who are entering their junior, senior, or internship or student teaching year. Recipients must have a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average, with preference given to applicants with demonstrated unmet financial need. The scholarship is renewable for one year pending continued eligibility.


About Margaret Lorimer

An educator for forty-seven years, Margaret F. Lorimer began her teaching career in elementary education in 1934. She also taught at the secondary school, junior college, and the university levels in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Michigan. Dr. Lorimer earned her BA in English at Park University, her MA in English-Education at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in Education at Michigan State University.

In 1956, she came to MSU to work in Evaluation Services and later in the MSU Office of Institutional Research (OIR), where she served as Professor of Institutional Research until her retirement in 1981. Dr. Lorimer served as the Acting Director of the OIR during 1980-81. She was honored with the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 1980. In 1983 she served as Interim President of Missouri Valley College and in 1984 Missouri Valley awarded her a Doctor of Humanities. A native of Olathe, Kansas, Dr. Lorimer had an outstanding career of leadership in education.

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