Louise Catherine Lawson Scholarship Fund

Louise Catherine Lawson Scholarship Fund

The Louise Catherine Lawson Scholarship Fund helps graduates of Northwestern High School in Maple with higher education. The fund honors Louise Catherine Lawson through funding provided by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth George Sola and Dale Sola. Louise Catherine Lawson was born in 1917 and raised in a family of 13 on a northwest Wisconsin farm.


  • Graduate of: Northwestern High School
  • Enrolled as full-time and completed at least one year of college or technical school; High School seniors encouraged, but funds will not be awarded until the applicant’s successful completion of Freshman year and enrolled in year two.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Participate in community activities or volunteer 
  • Demonstrate Leadership


Scholarship Grant Range

  • $3,000 up to 3 years (Total $9,000) – Starts Sophomore year of College. 


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.