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Luretta Turnbull Scholarship for Tarkio students
The family of Luretta Ruth Turnbull has established an annual scholarship for Tarkio High School graduating seniors to assist in the cost of their higher education. The amount of the ward will be $1,000 payable in one amount to the college where the student has been accepted.
Application forms may be obtained from Tarkio High School counselor Tracy Cooper. Applying students will be evaluated on their overall academic record and ACT scores, participation in school clubs and activities, volunteer activities, part-time jobs, and other factors. A one page, typewritten essay will be an important part of the application process.
Rebecca Turnbull, daughter of Luretta, said, “Mother loves all of the young people of Tarkio and she is a 1937 graduate of Tarkio High School.” The Nancy Nixon Foundation is the Turnbull’s sponsor in recognizing Luretta’s lifetime of service in Tarkio. The Nancy Nixon Foundation was established in 2002 to provide scholarships to worthy and deserving graduating high school seniors. Through the academic year that ended in 2013, the foundation has awarded 149 $1,000 scholarships to students in Colorado and Oklahoma. The Luretta Turnbull Scholarship will be the first one established in Missouri. There will be at least one award beginning with the current academic year. For more information, contact Tarkio High School Counselor Tracy Cooper at 660-736-4118.