High school seniors encouraged to apply for 2009 Alworth awards
The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund celebrates its 60th year of awarding scholarships to students with promising talent in the fields of math or science. To date the fund has granted $38,371,150 to 3,979 individuals pursuing a bachel...
The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund celebrates its 60th year of awarding scholarships to students with promising talent in the fields of math or science. To date the fund has granted $38,371,150 to 3,979 individuals pursuing a bachelor's, master's, Ph.D. or M.D. degree.
High school seniors throughout northeastern and north central Minnesota who will graduate in May/June 2009 are encouraged to apply for their share of up to $2 million in scholarships that will be awarded in April 2009. Students selected will be offered a $20,000 four-year renewable scholarship ($5,000 per year) provided they continue to meet the criteria. The application period begins Nov. 1, 2008, and ends Jan. 15, 2009. Applications can be completed online at www.futurestakeflight.org .
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must:
- be graduating from a high school in one of the following Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Clearwater, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Pine and St. Louis.
- have a composite score of 25 or higher on the American College Test (ACT).
- commit to a major in a math or science-related field.
- have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition.
- be from a family whose taxable income is less than $100,000.
For full scholarship requirement information, visit www.futurestakeflight.com .
Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are also encouraged to visit the Web site to view eligibility requirements and learn about current scholarship recipients.
"We want to encourage younger high school students to start thinking about their future," said Patty Salo Downs, executive director of the Alworth Memorial Fund. "We have these incredible scholarships available and the sooner they start working to meet the criteria the more likely they will be to receive one."
In 1949, Marshall W. established the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund as a tribute to his parents. Marshall H. was an early timber and mining developer and financier whose generosity and public mindedness greatly benefited the Duluth community. The Marshall W. Alworth Trust supporting this scholarship program is presently valued at more than $37 million. Today, Nick Alworth, Marshall W.'s nephew, is president and co-trustee of the fund.
For more information about the Alworth Memorial Fund, visit www.futurestakeflight.com .