Department of Theatre

The Karbula Family Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre Education

Roy Karbula earned a Bachelor's degree from the Iowa State Teacher's College in 1959 and later earned a Master's degree from UNI in 1969. He enjoyed a 40-year teaching career in the Iowa towns of Manning, Webster City, and Fort Dodge. His wife, Marie, worked 30 years as an elementary school secretary and central office administrative assistant. They were much-loved and respected by many generations of students and by their own six children.

One of their sons, John Karbula, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from UNI in 1979. After graduation, he spent more than 27 years as a high school English and Theatre teacher, principal, and school superintendent.

It is with great pride that John Karbula established the Karbula Family Scholarship for Excellence in Theatre Education to honor the educational service of his beloved parents, Roy and Marie Karbula. This scholarship provides support for an outstanding undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in Theatre Education. 

For 2016-2017 this scholarship is being awarded to:

Dillon Bosler