Esther I. Tuff Elementary Education Scholarship
Esther I. Tuff was born November 19, 1932, to Elvin and Ida (Edwardson) Tuff in Rushford Minnesota. Esther was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1950, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. Esther attended St. Olaf Collage for one year and then went to the Minnesota School of Business.
Esther attended Winona State University and received her B.S. degree in education in 1956. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, while at Winona State University. Esther taught fifth grade in Lewiston and Rochester, Minnesota for 11 years.
In the late 1960s Esther returned to the family farm in Rushford to help on the farm and care for her parents. Esther I. Tuff, 71, passed away December 28, 2003, at her home in Rushford.
Scholarship contact is Doris Smelser (sister of Esther).