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Louise Christiansen Clyde Scholarship

Louise Christiansen Clyde was born in Beaver, Utah to Hans Anthon Christiansen and Maud Orrock. She attended school in Beaver and graduated in 1937 as valedictorian of her class. She was interested in journalism and was editor of the school newspaper. After receiving a $30 scholarship, she attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan and worked her way through college by employment in the Education Office.

Louise met her husband Blaine P. Clyde at U.S.A.C. and they were married in the St. George Temple in September 1940. She majored in English, minored in Secretarial Science, and received a B.A. degree in the School of Arts and Social Sciences in June 1941. Louise has lived most of her married life in Springville where she spent her time rearing her five children. In addition, she has 27 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her civic involvement includes being a board member of the Primary Children's Hospital Women's Endowment Committee and a member of the Federated Women's Club, where she served as President, Springville Council President, District Treasurer, and District Civic Improvement Chairman.

She helped compile and write the narration for a C.I.P. scrapbook that won first place in the state contest. She was chairman of the state convention in Springville. Louise also worked as a 4-H leader for ten years. Louise and her husband are members of Old Main Society and purchased several paintings for the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum.

After her husband's death in 1987 she served for six years as a member of the Foundation Board at Utah Valley State College. Active in the LDS Church, Louise has served in many capacities in all the organiz ations. She loves doing genealogical research and her hobbies include making quilts, writing, traveling and gardening. The Louise Christiansen Clyde Scholarship recipients are undergraduate students majoring in English, who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, and demonstrate financial need.