REGIONAL – Three area students are among 66 Minnesota high school seniors selected to receive scholarships from the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund to pursue bachelor’s …
REGIONAL – Three area students are among 66 Minnesota high school seniors selected to receive scholarships from the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund to pursue bachelor’s degrees in math or science.
Recent graduates Apolonia K. Homer, of Ely Memorial, Maude F. Lenz, of Northeast Range, and Nicole (Coley) A. Olson, of North Woods, will each receive $20,000, distributed over eight semesters, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
With Minnesota schools being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scholarship certificates have been mailed to recipients’ homes.
“It’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients in person and tell them how their commitment perfectly reflects Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth’s desire to strengthen the fields of math and science,” said Patty Salo Downs, Alworth Memorial Fund Executive Director. “We mailed a few paragraphs with that message, along with the scholarship, for use by parents who might wish to hold a private award ceremony at home for their student.”
Since 1949, the Alworth Memorial Fund has distributed more than $52 million among over 5,000 motivated young people. The Fund is available to students in 60 high schools, plus home schools, located in 10 northern Minnesota counties. Additional information about the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund is at www.AlworthScholarship.org.