Margaret F. Lorimer Endowed Graduate Fellowship In Higher EducationBack to Endowments
Recipients shall be first-year full-time doctoral students pursuing degrees in higher education. Awards will be made to students with outstanding academic credentials and prior experience demonstrating potential for leadership in higher education.
About Margaret F. Lorimer
An educator for forty-seven years, Margaret F. Lorimer began her teaching career in elementary education in 1934. She also taught at the secondary school, junior college, and the university levels in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, and Michigan. Dr. Lorimer earned her BA in English at Park University, her MA in English-Education at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in Education at Michigan State University.
In 1956, she came to MSU to work in Evaluation Services and later in the MSU Office of Institutional Research (OIR), where she served as Professor of Institutional Research until her retirement in 1981. Dr. Lorimer served as the Acting Director of the OIR during 1980-81. She was honored with the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 1980. In 1983 she served as Interim President of Missouri Valley College and in 1984 Missouri Valley awarded her a Doctor of Humanities. A native of Olathe, Kansas, Dr. Lorimer had an outstanding career of leadership in education.