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 2022-2023 Dual Credit Scholarship Applications: 08/12/2022 at 10:00 p.m.
125 Scholarships at $100 each are available for the 2022-2023 school year
Please read Dual Credit Scholarship Guidelines carefully before applying. Click here for Dual Credit Scholarship Guidelines
- Every applicant needs to create a new account to login. Sign in credentials from last year will not work.
- Your application will not be eligible for scholarship consideration until you successfully "SUBMIT" at the end of the application (prior to the deadline). Please make sure that you finalize your application by getting to the last screen that says "Thank you for your application. Your application has been received". At this point your application is now eligible for consideration. Only "saving" the application does not complete the process.
- If you have already created a scholarship account and want to view/manage your existing submission, please follow the application link and log back in. Click on "Submissions" to see your current application and click on 'edit' to make any changes.
- The application, with the 08/12/2022 deadline, will be the only application cycle for dual credit scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. The Foundation will not be accepting applications in January. Students should apply based on all NECC courses requested for the entire 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.
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.