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We award scholarships to anyone who qualifies regardless of protected class.
Welcome to our new video series!

Alworth Scholarship recipients with a variety of interests and ideas are interviewed by Professor Alworth in these fun videos – most of which are only about 10 minutes long.

Meet students like you who took something that they love to do and turned it into a STEM career.  Learn how one student turned his knowledge of car repair into an engineering career, how a love of the outdoors led another student to become a research biologist, and many other inspiring stories.

These students embraced their dreams and overcame their fears to expand their opportunities.  They are sharing their experiences to help inspire others to reach for the stars, pursue their interests, and apply for the Alworth scholarship.

Check back often, as new “STEM Talks” are being added all the time.



Lori Huseby is graduate of East Range High School, Babbitt, MN who is studying math, computer science and chemistry at the College of St. Scholastica. Lori shares how her shop teacher encouraged her to take a math course that sparked her interest in STEM.  She also talks about her recent internship at NASA and how she almost didn’t apply for the $20,000 Alworth Scholarship. 

Lori Huseby:  https://youtu.be/80t4wUlJekw



Joel Gustafson of Hermantown and graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mathematics and Luke Heine of Cloquet, Harvard graduate in computer science and sociology, share their passion for and adventures in computer science and show us that nothing is unattainable.   

Joel and Luke:  https://youtu.be/dP_j3GbrgG4