Neva M. King Scholarship

The Neva M. King Scholarship is created for full-time students majoring in Elementary Education.


1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full- time (minimum 12 credit hours) at Winona State University.
2. Each recipient must be classified as a junior or senior and be in good standing at Winona State University with a minimum grade point avenge (G.P.A.) of 3.0(4.0 = A).
3. Each recipient must be a declared major in Winona State University’s Elementary Education Program.
4. Each recipient must have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program.


Neva Mary King was born September 22, 1904, and grew up on a large farm in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
She was the second oldest child in a family of ten children. She attended rural schools through the eighth grade. After graduating from Spring Valley High School in 1923, she stayed at home for one year to help her family. Neva then attended Winona State Teacher’s College for one year. She taught for four years in rural schools before returning to WSTC where she received her diploma in 1931. She then taught at Eden Prairie (grades 5 and 6) for seven years (during the Depression) . Neva returned to WSTC where she received her B.S. degree in 1939. Following graduation, Neva taught in Lake City for two years. In 1941, she began teaching at Madison School in Winona where she taught 5th grade until her retirement in 1970.

College of Education, Education Department