MARQUETTE – Family and friends of Luella (Raymond) Johnson have endowed a scholarship for Northern Michigan University education students in her memory.

During her career, Johnson was an elementary school teacher at Channing and Marquette.  She received her teaching certificate from NMU in 1933 and a bachelorÂ’s degree in education in 1956.  Johnson passed away in Marquette in 2001 at the age of 90.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Northern student with a 3.00 grade point average or higher who is majoring in elementary education and is scheduled for student teaching.

“I know this scholarship, which will help future elementary teachers, would give my mother the greatest pleasure,” said Linda Roe, a member of NMUÂ’s development staff.  “She loved children and believed that the foundation to a personÂ’s success was laid during a childÂ’s early education.”

The Luella R. Johnson Education Scholarship is one of 85 new scholarships that have been endowed as part of This Decisive Season: The Campaign for Northern Michigan University.  NorthernÂ’s scholarships are worth more than $400,000 annually to NMU students and have an overall investment value of more than $5 million to the university.   

Further information about NMUÂ’s scholarship program is available at or by calling the Development Fund Office at (906) 227-2627. 

Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications