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Anderson Niskanen Scholarship Fund


Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 3
Award Deadline: January 15, 2021

Anderson Niskanen Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for graduating seniors from Duluth public high schools who are in financial need for post-secondary education at the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Application Criteria

Graduating seniors in the top 25% of their graduating class from a Duluth public high school may 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), recommendations and financial need documentation.

Fund Story

In 1998 Suama Niskanen Anderson established the Anderson Niskanen Scholarship Fund as a memorial to her husband, Elmer Anderson and her sister, Saima Niskanen. Both Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were long time residents of St. Louis County and pursued separate careers during their lifetimes. The Andersons and Saima Niskanen maintained strong connections to their native country of Finland. They also had a strong interest in the visual arts and combined these interests by collecting Finnish art.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson recognized the importance of higher education and had a strong commitment to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Awards Given from Fund

Scholarships (of about $2000/year), co-payable to the student and institution will be awarded each year. 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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Anderson Niskanen Scholarship Fund
$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,000
The $25,000 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most...
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$1,000 De Novo Scholarship - $1,000
To be eligible for the De Novo Scholarship: A) You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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$1,000 Ascend Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Ascend Scholarship: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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