The Aldrich Family Memorial Scholarship was established with a gift from Dr. Anita Aldrich, Northwest Foundation board director, in the fall of 1976. Dr. Anita Aldrich was a 1936 graduate of Northwest Missouri State Teachers College and a dedicated health, physical education and recreation professional, teacher, advocate, volunteer and leader.
During a career spanning 47 years, she served as a teacher and administrator of physical education programs in King City, St. Joseph and Kansas City, Mo., and at Indiana University. She was appointed in 1961 as an advisor to President John F. Kennedy’s Fitness Council and served as president during 1962-1963 of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation to which she was later named an honor fellow.
Scholarships associated with Aldrich Family