The late Dr. Sarah Kulkofsky was a graduate of Marion Harding High School and a successful college professor. She earned a bachelor of arts in political science and psychology, graduating magna cum laude, from Colgate University and her Master of Arts in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. With a background in psychology, her research focused on issues of memory development and behavior.
Her academic research had been published in several professional journals, including Developmental Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Infant & Child Development, and Memory.
At the time of her passing in 2011, she had accepted a position in Ohio at Oberlin College to be closer to family.
Since 2014, students of Marion Harding High School have had a scholarship opportunity in the Kulkofsky Fund at Marion Community Foundation. In creating this scholarship, her family supports students pursuing a career in science and, especially, individuals who are the first generation of their family to attend college.