Kenneth and Concetta Schoen Scholarship Fund

Kenneth and Concetta Schoen Scholarship Fund

The Kenneth and Concetta Schoen Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for students with potential from the four public high schools in Duluth (Denfeld, East, Harbor City International School and the Area Learning Center). The scholarship helps students who have financial need and who are “late bloomers,” meaning a little late starting college or those who turned around their academic prospects while in high school. Students may use the award at any two- or four-year college or university.

Kenneth and Concetta Schoen of Duluth established the fund to help students who have not consistently displayed high academic ability in the classroom but who have the potential to successfully complete postsecondary work and would otherwise be financially unable to attend a college or university.


  • Graduate of: Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Harbor City International School
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate overcoming challenges


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $2,500 – $3,000 up to 4 years ($10,000-$12,000)  


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.