Department of Theatre

Margaret Divelbess Scholarship



Margaret Divelbess was an early theatre education major at UNI, when it was known as the Iowa State Teacher’s College. After receiving her M.A. from Grinnell, she spent seven years teaching in various Iowa public schools.

In 1927 she joined the faculty of the Malcolm Price Laboratory High School, a position she would retain for 37 years before retiring in 1964. During her years at Price Lab she taught English and Literature. She sponsored the school’s National Honor Society, served on the school’s Language Arts Committee, and directed many drama activities.

In memory of Margaret’s love for theatre education, the Divelbess family created this endowed scholarship in her name, specifically to support the education of students seeking a degree in Secondary Speech/Theatre.