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We award scholarships to anyone who qualifies regardless of protected class.

High school seniors awarded the scholarship spring of 2024, will be eligible to receive $24,000. The award will be distributed over eight semesters ($3,000 per semester) providing recipients meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.85 as a freshman and a 3.0 for subsequent years, continue to major in an approved mathematics or science field of study, and 35-50% of total credits taken each semester must be in math and science.


To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must:
be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card) graduating from a high school in one of the following Minnesota counties:  Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Lake, Itasca, Koochiching, and St Louis.
have a composite score of 24 or higher on the American College Test (ACT). (SAT scores not accepted.)
be pursuing a 4-year degree.  This includes those who begin at a community college.
have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at end of fall semester.
commit to major in one of the designated fields of study.
have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition.
have a high scholastic standing among their peers.
be from a family whose Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is less than $175,000.
request one letter of recommendation from a Math or Science teacher.
Fields of Study

The Alworth Scholarships support full-time students in these fields of study:
Animal Science
Clinical Laboratory Science
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Nursing (bachelor degree programs only)
Occupational Therapy
Osteopathy (DO)
Paper Science
Physical Therapy
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Soil Science
Speech and Hearing Science
Teaching Classical Mathematics
Teaching Basic Science
Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife Management and Zoology
Major Field of Study eligibility during college is based on the following criteria:
College Freshmen and sophomore - 35% of total credits completed must be in mathematics and/or sciences
College Junior and senior - 50% of total credits completed must be in mathematics and sciences
Evidence of Financial Need: information provided will be held in strict confidence.

Financial eligibility: Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must not exceed $175,000.
If student is listed as a dependent on parent’s IRS 1040, please submit the parent’s form for verification.
If student files their own IRS 1040, please submit your individual tax form.
Pages 1 & 2 only.  Block out all social security numbers.
Fax: 218-529-3760
Email: scan and send to
Mail: send a hard copy to 306 W. Superior Street, Suite 402, Duluth MN 55802
Please note: Applications that do not include evidence of financial need will not be considered.  All family financial information will be held in strict confidence.

*To protect sensitive information, please block out social security numbers.

Gap Year Information: In the event you plan to take a gap year before starting college, you must apply for our scholarship during your senior year.  If you are awarded the scholarship, then you may request a one-year deferral.

Questions, contact or call 218-722-9366.
You may send your financial information in one of the following ways:
Please note: All Pre-fields require a science, mathematics, engineering or medical major. In the event that your major field of study is not listed above, please contact

Dream it! Achieve it! 

What did you dream of being when you grew up? Make your dreams a reality - apply for the $24,000 Alworth Scholarship!


Since 1949, the Alworth Scholarship has granted funds to over 5,400 students for college helping them to achieve their dreams. The Alworth Scholarship will enable you to:


“Shoot your shot because you never know, you could get this. Be confident in your capabilities.”  Madison Roy, 2016 Cook County High School and Alworth recipient graduated debt free with a Master’s in Applied Statistics from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.


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Tips for Applying - Grace Hrabik - 2022 Esko High School Recipient – “I really put a lot of work and time into applying for scholarships, and with the help of the Alworth scholarship, I am on the track to graduate debt-free. That’s something that is really special.”  Alworth Student Stories: Tips for Applicants - YouTube

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In the event that you are awarded the $24,000 Alworth Scholarship, you and your parents will be very glad that you put in the time and effort to submit a quality application. Dream it! Achieve it!



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IMPORTANT: To aid you in filling out your application, please print the forms listed below.

Sample Forms of the IRS 1040.

Print off a copy of the application to see the information that is required to complete. Fill out the first page completely in order to move on to the other pages of the application.

* You are responsible for contacting your teachers/counselors to request letters of recommendation. We suggest that you ask by no later than December 1st allowing time to write a thoughtful letter for you. Name, subject taught, email address and date requested are required before you can submit your application.

* Before you submit your application, print it off  and review carefully for thoroughness of content, grammar and spelling errors. 
Registration and applications starts November 1
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To access the online application click here, you will need to first register and create an account by clicking on the “register” link to the left.

The first page of the application must be completed before you can continue to the 2nd page.  Be sure to SAVE your information as you go along.
If already registered
Application MUST be received by January 15th before 11:59 pm.
Applications will not be accepted on January 16th after 12:00 am.
Applicants will receive an email stating that the Foundation has received their application. If you do not receive an email within minutes of submission either we have not received your application or the email may have got caught in your spam/held mailbox. Please report submission problems by emailing or by calling 218-722-9366.