Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Clayton Jackson McGhie Scholarship Fund helps students in the Duluth-Superior area who write an essay or make another kind of creative submission demonstrating their contribution to and/or understanding of race relations in the community. Interested students should contact the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee by visiting their website. Applications are available there, under the”Resources” tab. In addition to content and quality of the essay or other creative submission, the committee will judge applicants based on the level and commitment of their community through service and involvement. Responding to the tragic 1920 lynching in Duluth of three African American men, local residents in 2000 created the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee and the First Street memorial. Realizing that education was a key to ensuring that such a tragedy would never recur, the committee created the scholarship, which was first awarded in 2005.

Barnum Secondary School, Cloquet Senior High School, Carlton Secondary School, Cromwell-Wright Secondary School, Fond Du Lac Ojibwe School, Lincoln Secondary School, Wrenshall Secondary School, Moose Lake High School, Northwestern High School, Solon Springs School, Superior Senior High School, Area Learning Center, Duluth Denfeld High School, Duluth East High School, East Range Academy, Floodwood Secondary School, Harbor City International School, Hermantown Senior High School, Proctor Senior High School

 (Add Marshall, Lakeview and Homeschooling)