Margaret Robinson was a pioneer in her time. Always a strong advocate for education, Mrs. Robinson served in many leadership roles to advance the opportunities available to students in Norfolk and throughout the state. She served on the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education for 14 years, including a term as president. In addition, she served on the board of directors of Norfolk Junior College (now Northeast Community College). In 1982, she was elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and served there until 1994. She was the first woman elected to this position and served as a chairwoman during her term. Margaret was a graduate of Ohio State University.
Margaret Robinson led as Chairman of the Board of Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. for many years. Mrs. Robinson assumed the role of CEO of the company after her husband, Arnold, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 1974. Margaret, with no formal business experience, but with a good head of common sense and determination, stepped in to lead the family business with much success over many years. When son Richard (Dick) said he would leave college and move home following his father's death, she told him firmly that he must finish college and that she would run the business until he was ready to take over after he received a college education. In 1979, under Margaret's leadership, Norfolk Iron and Metal received the Nebraska Small Business award. Mrs. Robinson was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2001.
Mrs. Robinson passed away in 2002 at the age of 79. Throughout her life she was always involved in many civic organizations in Norfolk and throughout the state of Nebraska. The Robinson family, and Norfolk Iron and Metal Co. employees, continue to honor her legacy with their community and state involvement.
Margaret's family members have chosen to honor their matriarch's passion for education by establishing this endowment for students of Norfolk High School. The Robinson family believes that all NHS students should have the opportunity to pursue college education if they desire. They feel strongly that "Grandma Margaret" would have seen the many advantages of Dual Credit learning and would have advocated for it as a great addition to the High School curriculum.
Deadline for 2020-2021 Dual Credit Scholarship Applications: July 15, 2020
**120 Scholarships at $100 each are available for the 2020-2021 school year.**
An email will be sent to the applicant's school email address, before the NECC registration payment deadline, to let you know if you received the NPSF scholarship.
New for 2020-2021:
- The summer application, with the July 15, 2020 deadline, will be the only application cycle for dual credit scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. The Foundation will not be accepting applications in January as we have done in past years.
- Students should apply based on the courses they requested to take during the 2020-2021 school year when they completed registration during the spring 2020 semester.
- Students should list all courses requested for the entire 2020-2021 school year on the summer scholarship application due July 15, 2020.
Please read Dual Credit Scholarship Guidelines carefully before applying. Click here for Dual Credit Scholarship Guidelines (updated 05/2020).
Click here for the Dual Credit Scholarship Application link (this link is only active during application periods)www.app.reviewr.com. To start a new application in the current scholarship cycle, you must click on the application link above.
Would you like more information about ACE scholarships? Visit the NHS Counseling Center webpage.
Do you need the eligible course listing and number of credit hours? Click on the Dual Credit Course listing on the NHS Counseling Center webpage for a table that lists the dual credit courses available at each of the colleges, the NHS course name and its corresponding college course name, and the number of college credit hours. The Dual Credit Scholarship application will ask you to select the Northeast Community College course name(s) you are enrolled in for the school year.
All these dual credit details and more, including an informational video, are available on the NHS Counseling Center webpage.