Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 5
Award Deadline: Jan 15, 2023

Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for Duluth and Superior high school seniors who intend to major in business or accounting at the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Application Instructions

Seniors graduating in the top 25% of their class from a Duluth or Superior public or private high school and who intend to study business or accounting at UMD or UWS are encouraged apply. Students should complete and submit in the DSACF Common Application by the deadline day. A complete application will include an academic transcript (including standardized test scores), one recommendation and financial need documentation.

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation will select individual scholarship recipients. They will base their decision on the applicant's academic record, financial need, and written recommendations and involvement in community and extra-curricular activities.

Recipient Responsibilities

A) The majority of communication between recipients and the scholarship administrators will take place via email or other appropriate technology. Recipients are required to have and regularly check their email and notify the Community Foundation of any changes to their contact information.

B) Recipients of DSACF scholarships are expected to acknowledge acceptance of the award promptly. This acknowledgment will take two forms, completion of an Acceptance Form provided by the Community Foundation and secondly, a thank you letter/card to the award's sponsor. The Community Foundation will provide names and addresses as needed. If unable to accept the scholarship, the committee should be given that information and a reason in a prompt manor.

C) Recipients must inform the DSACF of all other scholarship they are receiving. Total awards for any given semester can not exceed the stated cost for attendance at that institution.

D) Recipients must complete enough credits to be recognized as a full-time student in each semester an award is made. Likewise, a satisfactory grade point average (2.5 or higher) must be maintained.

E) If the student receives funds from the college due to non-completion of a term or not attending full time, these funds are to be returned to the DSACF. If the college requirements are not met, but there is no refund, the scholarship will be forfeited.

F) The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hopes that recipients recognize and appreciate the contributions their award has made to their futures. It further anticipates that, in the years to come, recipients find some way to give back to the community that provided them with these opportunities.

Fund Story

Hubert A. Nelson was born in Duluth in 1913. He was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation during World War II. He was later employed in Duluth as treasurer for the W. S. Moore Mining Company. He served with the Duluth Development Company that was responsible for much of the renovation of downtown Duluth. The Hubert A. Nelson Scholarship was established in 1995 to honor his memory and to provide financial assistance for students studying business and accounting.

Awards Given from Fund

Generally, this annual award is divided into two installments--half for fall, half for spring--and is renewable for four years, assuming proper academic progress (GPA of 2.5 or greater) is maintained. Depending on the availability of funds, full-time summer school attendance may be awarded if sufficient credits are earned.

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