The Darrell and Palchie Asselin Scholarship Fund was created as a memorial to provide financial assistance to the non-traditional student in financial need.Applicants must be at least 22 years old and serve as the primary caregiver to one or more children.
The fund was established in 1993 as a memorial to Darrell and Palchie Asselin. Mr. Asselin, originally from Crookston, established and built Northern Photo Company in Duluth.
- Must be a Non-traditional student who is entering their Junior or Senior year of college
- At least 22 yrs old
- Primary care-giver of one or more children 18 and under
- Must be attending: University of Minnesota Duluth; University of Wisconsin Superior, College of St. Scholastica
- Demonstrate financial need
- GPA: 2.5 or higher
Scholarship Grant Range
- $2,000 up to two years ($4,000)
- 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.
- 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.
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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