In September 2018, Mr. Loyal Wilson of Angola established a scholarship at the Steuben County Community Foundation to permanently honor his late wife, Trois. Trois Wagner Wilson was the valedictorian of Angola High School in 1945. She received a nursing scholarship from Michigan State University but instead chose to marry Loyal Wilson and support his career and their 4 boys.
“All four of her boys were Eagle Scouts and graduated from college because of her. Us men never questioned her direction or discipline—she knew what was best for us,” said Loyal.
Loyal Wilson decided to establish a scholarship in her honor and memory when Trois died just after her 90th birthday in February 2018. The permanently endowed fund will provide 2 scholarships each year, open to Angola and Prairie Heights graduates pursuing a full-time nursing degree from any college or university beginning in spring 2019. Financial need and practical experience in the medical field will be considered in the evaluation. This scholarship will be offered during the Steuben County Community Foundation’s general application cycle, which will open on November 1.
Pictured are Loyal Wilson (center) with sons Tom Wilson (left) and Bob Wilson (right).