The Robert B. and Sophia Whiteside Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Duluth high schools who show academic excellence, high character, leadership and promise to contribute to their communities.
Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in the top 10 percent of their classes from schools (including home schools) in Duluth and who seek admission to an accredited, degree-granting, four-year college or university. Applicants also must provide a transcript and at least two recommendations.
Scholarships are renewable for four years, assuming continued good character and academic progress (a GPA of at least 2.75 in the first year and 3.0 in subsequent years). Awards also can cover full-time summer attendance, with the permission of the scholarship administrator.
Marion Whiteside Meining established the scholarship in memory of her parents, Robert and Sophia Whiteside. Robert Whiteside was a pioneer Duluth lumberman and mining executive active in forming the City of Duluth.
Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East, Marshall School, Harbor City International, Area Learning Center, Home School