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Lorraine M. Ellison and Marian E. Ellison Scholarship

Marian and Lorraine Ellison spent their entire lives in Superior, developing a deep love of their community and their church. And after spending their careers working for the city’s public schools, the sisters understood the importance of education. Lorraine died in 2007, and left her estate to her sister. When Marian passed away in 2012, one of her final wishes was that their assets be used to help others in the community. That included a significant gift to the UW-Superior Foundation to provide scholarships for UW-Superior students.

Lorraine graduated from UW-Superior in 1944 with a degree in elementary education and earned an advanced degree in 1953. She spent most of her career teaching at Bryant Elementary School in Superior. Marian attended secretarial school and took a job at the administrative office of the Superior public schools. She served as assistant to the district’s superintendents for many years.

Scholarship criteria: For students majoring in teacher education.