Bob and Carole Lent Scholarship Fund

Bob and Carole Lent Scholarship Fund

The Bob and Carole Lent Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students demonstrating financial need from area public schools who plan to attend a public college in the Duluth-Superior area. The scholarship is for traditional students as well as those who have been out of high school for a while. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in a vocational or technical field, early childhood education or special education. Bob and Carole Lent were longtime Duluth Public Schools teachers. Bob worked primarily in vocational education and Carole in speech and language. They especially wanted to support students who experience challenges and may not be top academic achievers.


  • Public High School Seniors from: Duluth Area Learning Center; Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Hermantown, Proctor, or Superior.  

  • Or – non traditional/ GED students 

  • Must attend one of the following institutions: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; Lake Superior College, Mesabi Range College, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Wisconsin Superior, Northwood Technical College

  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA information required) 

  • GPA: 2.0 or higher 


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $1,000 for one year

Application timeline

  • This scholarship is part of the Universal Application: December 1 – February 15

  • ONE Universal Application: Create a profile in the scholarship portal. Fill out the first page of the universal application to filter through all of the scholarships you qualify for. 

Award Details

  • This scholarship may be used for expenses of post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/ vocational school

  • Award Payments will be mailed directly to the school/ university 

    • Fall Payments are mailed July 15-30

    • Spring Payments are mailed December 15-30

  • Transferring Schools: Please contact DSACF if you plan on transferring schools. Transferring schools does not automatically transfer your scholarship. If a transfer occurs after scholarship money has been disbursed it may take up to 90 days to reprocess the scholarship payment. 

Tax information

DSACF encourages scholarship recipients to seek tax advice regarding scholarships. According to the IRS: Scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants are tax-free if you meet the following conditions:

  • You’re a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities; and

  • The amounts you receive are used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.

Duluth Area Learning Center; Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Hermantown, Proctor, Superior