Kari Torkelson presented Karleen Wilde with the 2022 Delores & Wallace Torkelson Scholarship
Growing up in Thief River Falls and graduating from Lincoln High School, Wallace and Delores Torkelson shared a love of their community and an interest in providing opportunities for young people to succeed.
Parents of five children, they saw how important scholastic achievement and leadership abilities were in building self-esteem. They taught their children that there were no barriers to what they could accomplish.
As a Girl Scout through high school, Delores (Dodie) Torkelson saw firsthand how Girl Scouts develop the skills and lessons that serve them throughout their life. The friendships she made during her years in a troop led by Mrs. L. B. Hartz lasted her lifetime.
The Delores and Wallace Torkelson Scholarship Fund was started to provide scholarships to young women who have learned leadership skills from participating in at least five years of Girl Scouts, in order that they may continue toward their lifetime of leadership by attending college and, hopefully, giving back to their communities.
This scholarship will go to a Lincoln High School graduate with a 3.5 GPA who has displayed leadership skills from participating in service organizations with preference given to a current or former Girl Scout.