Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship Fund

Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship Fund

The Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for Duluth and Superior high school seniors who intend to major in business or accounting at the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Hubert A. Nelson was born in Duluth in 1913. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and served with the FBI. He later worked as treasurer of the W. S. Moore Mining Co. in Duluth. He served with the Duluth Development Co., responsible for much of the renovation of downtown Duluth.


  • Graduate of: Duluth Denfeld; Duluth East, Harbor City International, Marshall School, Superior Senior High School, Lakeview Christian Academy
  • Maranatha Academy
  • Attend: University of Minnesota Duluth; University of Wisconsin Superior
  • Demonstrate financial Need
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • Field of Study: Business; Accounting


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $2,000 up to 4 years (Total $8,000) 


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.