Community Foundation welcomes new scholarship seasonThe Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is encouraging students to begin the application process for one of the more than forty scholarships that the Community Foundation administers.
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is encouraging students to begin the application process for one of the more than forty scholarships that the Community Foundation administers.
Applications are due January 15 and are now available online at dsacommunityfoundation.com. The Community Foundation is one of the region’s largest scholarship providers, granting nearly $800,000 in Community Foundation and Affiliated Trust scholarships in 2008.
New at the Community Foundation this year is the addition of two new scholarships students can apply for.
“This year, students from the North Shore are the big beneficiaries” said Mark Myles, chair of the Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. “The addition of the Superior Shores Resort and Charlotte Ulland Scholarship will open new doors for the students of Lake and Cook counties. It’s thrilling to be able to help these kids.”
The Community Foundation is also ‘strongly urging’ electronic submission. Students responded favorably to the process, which was introduced last year, and it fits the goal of the Community Foundation becoming an environmentally friendly and paperless office.
“We’re not closing the door on people who don’t have computer access, but after talking with school counselors and others, we’re confident with this move. If someone just can’t make the electronic application work, they can print it off and send in paper. We are always here to help,” said David Hammer, Community Foundation scholarship officer.
The application has multiple parts including short answer questions, paragraph length answers, essay questions and instructions on additional materials to include—all of which play an important role in the decision making process.
“At first glance, the application might seem a bit intimidating, but the selection committees make use of every last piece of information.” said Hammer “With as much as $24,000 on the line, we really encourage students to start working on the application now. Also, we can’t stress enough how important it is to have others review your work before sending. As tempting as it might be to just hit send, the extra effort will go a long way in supporting your educational dreams.”
Additional information and instructions regarding the scholarship process are available at dsacommunityfoundation.com.
In addition, students and parents can become a fan of the DSACF Scholarship Facebook page for regular updates and tips on completing the application.
The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation encourages private giving for the public good.
The Community Foundation is a permanent community endowment, built by gifts from hundreds of individuals and organizations. Guided by a 12-member Board of volunteer civic leaders, the Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and to individuals for scholarships and provides leadership on important community initiatives in our area.
Since our inception in 1983, we have distributed over $32 million and currently hold over 280 different funds, each with its own charitable purpose.
Visit us online at www.dsacommunityfoundation.com.
Regional affiliates of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation include the Two Harbors Area Fund (created in 1998), the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund (created in 2000), the Cook County Community Fund (created in 2003), the Hermantown Community Fund (created in 2005), and the Eveleth Area Community Foundation (created in 2008).