Lloyd Larson Memorial History Scholarship

Ted and his wife, Lois Schmitz. Two smiling, older Caucasian people. Both have white hair and thin, wire-frame glasses. The man is in a white shirt and the woman in a light blue jacket.

Lloyd Jerome Larson was born August 28, 1920 to Olaf and Mary (Johnson) Larson on the family farm in Divide County. He graduated from Arnegard High School. In 1942, graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and entered the US Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School as an ensign. In 1944, he was discharged and returned to the family farm. Lloyd later received an M.A. in school administration from the U of Minnesota in 1953.

He taught in the area schools of Grenora, Hanks, Zahl, Crosby, and Epping, and also taught for one year in Alaska. He finished his teaching career with WPSD #1, teaching history at the junior high and senior high. He taught history at WHS from 1957 to 1976. He was also the President of the Williston Education Association (1965-1966).

Lloyd built the Kleen Kar Wash and operated it for 11 years. Lloyd delighted in classical music, sharing meaningful poetry, traveling, reading his Bible, playing whist, and being with his friends and family. Lloyd Larson passed away May 24, 1995 at the age of 74.

This scholarship was created from the Mary Ann V. Larson Trust by Bill Larson, David Larson, and Donald Larson in their parents' memory.

Scholarship amount: $500

2017 Lloyd Larson Memorial History Scholarship Winner

2018 Lloyd Larson Memorial History Scholarship Winner