This fund honors the tenets and beliefs of Greg Irons by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of students in Duluth Public Schools as well as teachers who help students succeed. Applicants for the student award must be high school seniors for whom academic or personal success may not have come easily yet who have achieved through self-motivation, perseverance and guidance of others. Applicants for the teaching award must teach in the Duluth Public Schools. Greg Irons was a lifelong Duluthian and a graduate of Duluth East High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth. In high school and college, he excelled on athletic fields as well as in his classrooms through self-motivation and perseverance. He worked for the Duluth Public Schools as a science teacher, minority student tutor and athletic coach. Greg Irons died in a hunting accident in 1989.