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Florence J. Roberts

Florence J. Roberts established two scholarships at UW-Superior to support students and memorialize her family. Mrs. Roberts was a longtime Superior and Duluth resident. She attended the University of Michigan and the Superior Normal School (now UW-Superior), from which she graduated in 1917. She received a master’s degree at the University of Chicago in 1927, and taught history in Minot, North Dakota, and Flint, Michigan.

Mrs. Roberts contributed to students in need because of her belief in encouraging young people who had demonstrated qualities of scholarship and good citizenship. During her life she maintained a Leadership in Democracy Award for students who made significant contributions to student government.

The Kate Rhodes Roberts Memorial Award was established by Mrs. Roberts to memorialize her mother, Kate, and to support international students in their attendance at UW-Superior. The Morgan & David Roberts Scholarship memorializes Mrs. Robert’s brothers, Morgan and David, and to support students in history and the social sciences. The UW-Superior Foundation continues to honor Mrs. Roberts and her family through these scholarship opportunities.