Apply for Scholarships

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers nearly 100 scholarships together worth more than $800,000 to support students in our region pursuing postsecondary education.

Applications open Dec. 1 and close at noon Feb. 15 for scholarships available during the 2023-24 academic year.

Here are the steps to apply and information that applicants should know. At any point, applicants may contact foundation Community Impact Specialist Amber Burns with questions. 

Steps to apply:

  • Access the scholarship portal.

  • Create a profile.

  • On the applicant dashboard, click “Apply” and find the 2023 universal application.

As you answer questions, the system will determine the scholarships for which you are eligible. Answer all
application questions and provide all materials for scholarships in which you are interested.

Suggestions for completing your application:

  • Use a personal email address, not a school email address, to establish your scholarship profile.
  • Know that some applications will require your FAFSA information.
  • Know that some applications will require your GPA and your high school transcript or your transcript/grades to date, including your fall 2022 grades.
  • Have an idea about the type of educational program you are considering (such as two-year, four-year, apprenticeship, licensure, etc.).
  • Have an idea about the type of schools you are considering (such as public, private, local, outside the area, etc.)
  • Have an idea about your field of study.
  • ACT scores are not required for scholarships administered by the foundation.
  • Be prepared with information about your extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, sports participation, and child care/family situation. Some scholarships require information about some or all of these.
  • Be prepared to submit recommendation letters or forms from your teachers and others who know you. Some scholarships require these as well.


General essay questions for scholarships administered by the foundation:

  • How do you spend your time outside of school? Share your extracurricular activities, work experience, hobbies/passions, community involvement, volunteer activities, child care/family situation and any other information that helps the scholarship committee know you. 
  • Please explain a personal hardship or life event you have experienced. Speak to a challenge that you have experienced and how you have coped. How did you manage to overcome this obstacle? What did you learn, and how did you grow from it?