$800,000 in scholarships being given out to Northland students and residents

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is giving out $800,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and other Northland residents seeking financial assistance for their studies in the next year. The Community Foundation provides these scholarship awards annually through more than 80 scholarship funds created by donors and partners.

“We encourage students of all ages to pursue further education, enabling them to achieve goals and
contribute to their communities through work inspired by knowledge and lifelong learning.” said Amber
Burns, who serves as a Community Impact Specialist and oversees the scholarship program.

The Community Foundation recently added quite a few scholarships to their list including:

  • The “Cornell Family Scholarship” for students from Two Harbors High School
  • The “Ham Family Scholarship Presented by Essentia Health” for Duluth/Superior area BIPOC students
  • The “Mary Rice Scholarship Fund for Native Students” for native students from area tribal nations

The foundation website allows students to research eligibility based on the high school from which they
graduated or GED program completed. To apply follow directions to the foundation’s online platform.

“Our region has always valued higher education.” said Burns. “We know scholarships can make a big
difference. A little time spent reviewing the scholarships and applying can mean a lot to students as they
try to make college work financially.”

Applications open on December 1st and the deadline is Feb. 15. Applicants will usually learn in the spring if they have received a scholarship for the coming academic year.

Since 1983, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation has led community improvement and empowerment across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, including the lands of seven tribal nations. They also provide grants for nonprofit work that improves the region as well as scholarships that support education for people of all ages.