Even though Dolores "Dody" Nesbit ended up in Oklahoma, she never forgot where her love of learning began, in Elgin and at Elgin High School.
Dolores Ann Nesbit, known as Dody Kaplan when she graduated from Elgin High School in 1952, was active in her high school, participating in many clubs, including serving as president of the German club (see the circular picture.) After high school, Ms. Nesbit became a high school teacher and school counselor.
In 2019, the U-46 Educational Foundation received word that Ms. Nesbit left a portion of her estate to the U-46 Educational Foundation. It was her desire that these funds be used for a scholarship for Elgin High School students following a career path similar to her own. EHS seniors interested in pursuing a career as an elementary, middle, or high school counselor or teacher may apply. In 2020, The Dody Nesbit Scholarship Fund gave out its first award of $5,000 to an Elgin High School student. This endowment will continue to help future generations of school teachers and counselors for many years to come.
The U-46 Educational Foundation is grateful for Dolores "Dody" Nesbit's generosity, and we are proud to count her as a member of the U-46 Educational Foundation Legacy Society.
The number of scholarship awards for the Dody Nesbit Scholarship, as well as the award amount, vary every year. In 2021, four $4,750 are available.
Elgin High Schools students should contact their guidance counselors for more information or to apply.