Dr. John Elfrink of St. Louis, Missouri, recently made a $1,200 gift to begin funding the award.
The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in elementary education who has been admitted into the teacher education program. Applicants must have financial need. The College of Education Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
Paula Elfrink was a 1977 graduate of Southeast with a Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education. She spent a very rewarding career in elementary education, and particularly enjoyed working with students with difficult issues.