The Amelia and Emanuel Nessell Family Scholarship Fund helps students in financial need, with priority consideration to Jewish applicants. Graduating seniors in the top 25 percent of their class from a Duluth public or private high school may apply. Jewish applicants receive priority, based on the wishes of the scholarship founders. The scholarship is renewable for two years, assuming proper academic progress (GPA of 2.5 or greater). In 1997, relatives of Amelia and Emanuel Nessell created the scholarship as a memorial to the couple. The Nessells moved to Duluth in 1920, and Emanuel served as a manager for the First Street Department Store. Their four children, Sophie, Leonard, Louisa and Harry, attended Duluth public schools and graduated from Central High School. The family established the scholarship because the Nessells valued higher education and helping students in financial need.