Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship

The Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship was established in 2003. Florence was a graduate of Trumbull High School. She attended Kearney State College for two years and taught primary grades at Wauneta and Kearney before serving in the U.S. Navy for two years. Upon returning from the service, she attended Hastings College for her degree. In 1948, she began teaching in Denver Public Schools. She later enrolled in graduate school at Denver University where she earned a master’s degree. In 1954-55 she was a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Ireland. Florence taught for 42 years and helped over a thousand children learn to read. Florence passed away in 2003 at the age of 88.


To be eligible for this award, applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant must be a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska
- Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at a qualified college or university in Nebraska
- Applicant must have completed at least his/her sophomore year in college
- Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- The applicant may use this scholarship only for college credit courses; This scholarship cannot be used for workshops, seminars or similar types of training opportunities
- Those who receive scholarships are eligible to reapply, through an application process, for additional scholarships in subsequent academic years if progress is satisfactory

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