Daniel H. and Catherine L. Mundt Scholarship Fund for Late Bloomers

Daniel H. and Catherine L. Mundt Scholarship Fund for Late Bloomers

The Daniel H. and Catherine L. Mundt Scholarship for Late Bloomers helps graduates from Duluth public high school with postsecondary education. The selection committee places emphasis on the degree to which a student is a “late bloomer”. Students must demonstrate how they have overcome hurdles encountered and/or stumbles made, and how those experiences have prepared them for higher education.”


  • Graduate of: Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Area Learning Center,  Harbor City International, or non traditional student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Participate in extracurriculars or employment 
  • Demonstrate challenges and how the student has learned from them or overcome them.


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $2,500 for up to 4 years ($10,000 total) 


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.

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