Duluth Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Duluth Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students who live in the central part of Duluth to attend one of the area’s colleges. Applicants should be graduating seniors from Duluth Denfeld or Duluth East High Schools who live in the area formerly served by Central High School. Recipients must attend the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Lake Superior College or Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. The Duluth Central High School Class of 1944 established the George A. Beck scholarship fund in 1964 to honor Mr. Beck, principal of Duluth Central from 1939 to 1965.  This was also thought to provide a memory of “Old Central,” which was at that time destined to be replaced by a new high school. Subsequently, other classes, alumni groups and individuals contributed to this fund, and it became known as the Duluth Central High School Alumni Scholarship.


  • Graduate of: Duluth East, Duluth Denfeld or Harbor City and live within Duluth Central’s original geographic boundaries. 
  • Must be attending College of St. Scholastica, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Wisconsin Superior, Lake Superior College or Northwood Technical College
  • Demonstrate financial need


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $1,000 per year, up to 4 years ($4,000 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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