Paul Antonich Scholarship Fund

Paul Antonich Scholarship Fund

The Paul Antonich Scholarship Fund honors Paul’s spirit by providing a scholarship to a Duluth Public Schools high school senior boy on the track and/or cross-country team.

The fund was created in 1997 by Larry and Mary Antonich of Two Harbors in memory of their 17-year-old son, Paul. He died tragically in August 1996 shortly before he was to start his senior year at Duluth Central High School, where he was a member of the cross country and track teams.


  • High school senior boy on the track and/or cross-country team at Denfeld and East High School.
  • The recipient must be a student who encourages others, demonstrates dedication and good citizenship, and promotes team unity. 
  • Successful candidates also must show respect and dignity toward others.


Scholarship Grant Range

$2,000 for one year


Application timeline

  • This scholarship recipient is chosen by the East and Denfeld Athletic departments. 


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.