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Oct. 17, 2023

Dobbins receives scholarship honoring Hopkins native

Northwest Missouri State University student Jeremiah Dobbins is the recipient of the Luther C. (Luke) Skelton Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Dobbins, a freshman pre-engineering major from Hopkins, Missouri, is the son of Jason and Shaundi Dobbins

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.

The 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 people.

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


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