Mary Divine-Leindorf & Rose Hoffmann Business Scholarship

Mary Divine-Leindorf, a Beloit native, started her career at Warner Manufacturing Company in 1924. She was appointed Secretary and Assistant Treasurer at Warner Electric Brake in 1936. The appointment made her one of the first women to hold an executive position in a major company. By 1944 she was Secretary-Treasurer, and in 1967 she was promoted to Vice President-Treasurer. She retired from Warner in the 1970’s and started a second career as President of the First Savings and Loan Association of South Beloit.

Being a successful executive, Mary was also an active community booster. She served as President of the Beloit Hospital Board of Trustees, Director of the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and President of the Stateline United Way. She was the Charter President and Area Director of Zonta.

Rose Hoffmann was a teacher in the Commercial Ed Department at Beloit Memorial High School from 1924 – 1958. She was dedicated to the preparation of the students who were entering the business world.


  • A senior at Beloit Memorial High School
  • Has demonstrated good citizenship while at school and in the community
  • Must have a strong interest in the field of business or accounting.