The Stalling Family Scholarship for Elementary Education Majors was set up by Dr. Dick T. Stalling to honor his parents and his first wife, all whom are deceased. All honorees were involved in elementary education and were graduates of Northwest Missouri State University.
Ernest E. Stalling, Dick's father, taught rural school for 2 years, was school principal or superintendent for 26 years and elementary principal for 13 years, mainly in Nodaway County, MO.
Mary Margaret Turner Stalling, Dick's mother, taught rural school for 2 years and first grade for 25 years also mainly in Nodaway County, MO.
Emmalea Seddon Stalling, Dick's wife, taught third grade for 1 year in Missouri and then was a children's Liberian in Natchitoches, LA for 13 years.