Scholarship Applications Open December 1

Scholarship Applications Open December 1

Speaker addressing students

$800,000+ available for scholarships across the Northland

DULUTH—Starting December 1, high school seniors and other Northland residents seeking financial assistance with advanced studies of all kinds can apply for scholarship support.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation provides scholarship awards annually through 80+ scholarship funds established by generous donors and partners. Scholarships support students and job seekers who are pursuing post-secondary education throughout the region.

“We encourage students of all ages to pursue further education, enabling them to achieve goals and contribute to their communities through work inspired by knowledge and lifelong learning.” said Amber Burns, who serves as a Community Impact Specialist and oversees the scholarship program.

The Community Foundation has over 80 scholarships available. These are some of the recent additions:

  • Cornell Family Scholarship—for students from Two Harbors High School
  • Daniel Patrick Riley Memorial Scholarship – expanded award for students in Cook County
  • Ham Family Scholarship Presented by Essentia Health—for Duluth/Superior area BIPOC students
  • Kenz Award—for women/girls attending Two Harbors High School
  • Mary Rice Scholarship Fund for Native Students—for native students from area tribal nations
  • Northwoods Educational Opportunities—for Mercer/Chequamegon (Park Falls) WI students


The foundation website allows students to research eligibility based on the high school from which they graduated or GED program completed. Many of the scholarships are geographically based. All scholarship descriptions list eligibility requirements. To apply follow directions to the foundation’s online platform.

“Our region has always valued higher education.” said Burns. “We know scholarships can make a big difference. A little time spent reviewing the scholarships and applying can mean a lot to students as they try to make college work financially.”

In addition to information available on the website the foundation is conducting outreach, presenting at dozens of scholarship events at local high schools to share more information about opportunities.

The application deadline is Feb. 15. Students typically learn in the spring if they have received a scholarship for the coming academic year.

For more information about the foundation’s scholarship offerings, please contact Amber Burns at [email protected] or 218-726-0232.