Merlin Scholl spent 36 years as a dedicated educator. Mr. Scholl, a former high school principal and teacher also served as a guidance counselor in the Waterloo School District for 25 years, prior to retiring in 1987. Mr. Scholl was an avid reader, fisherman and coin collector. He loved to travel and also worked as an election poll official for 14 years during his retirement. Mr. Scholl was a gentle man who lived and enjoyed a very rich full life. As part of Merlin Scholl's estate planning, the Merlin Scholl Scholarship was established. This scholarship will assist students from Cerro Gordo County who attend NIACC full-time and have at least a 2.5 grade point average.