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Dec. 17, 2021

Steele receives scholarship honoring Hopkins native


Northwest Missouri State University student Tessa Steele is the recipient of the Luther C. (Luke) Skelton Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Steele, a freshman psychology major from Hopkins, Missouri, is the daughter of Donna Hoffman.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in a full course load for the academic year. Preference is given to students from North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, as well as students preparing to teach as evidenced by a declared major in any content area within the field of teacher education.

This scholarship honors Luther “Luke” C. Skelton, who served as a teacher, coach and superintendent at Hopkins Public Schools between 1942 and 1950. Skelton was known for having an outstanding ability to discern his students’ individual talents and needs, as well as his unfaltering commitment to helping students develop into intelligent and thoughtful men and women.

For more information about the Luther C. Skelton Scholarship or to make a tax-deductible gift to benefit the University, contact Northwest’s Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/alumni/.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704