Jeanne H. Hemmingway Scholarship Fund

Fund Description

Jeanne H. Hemmingway Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 as a memorial to Jeanne Hemmingway. The scholarship is designed to assist students with financial need from the three counties of Minnesota's Arrowhead region to attend the area's largest school, the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Application Instructions

Seniors graduating in the top 15% of their class from a public or private high school in St. Louis, Lake or Cook county who are planning to attend UMD may apply. Students should complete and submit the DSACF Common Application by the deadline day. A complete application will also include an academic transcript (including standardized test scores), one recommendation and financial need documentation.

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation will select individual scholarship recipients. They will base their decision on the applicant’s financial need, academic record, written recommendations and seriousness of purpose.

Recipient Responsibilities

• The majority of communication between recipients and the scholarship administrators will take place via email or other appropriate technology. Recipients are required to have and regularly check their email and notify the Community Foundation of any changes to their contact information. 
• Recipients of DSACF scholarships are expected to acknowledge acceptance of the award promptly. This acknowledgment will take two forms, completion of an Acceptance Form provided by the Community Foundation and secondly, a thank you letter/card to the award's sponsor. The Community Foundation will provide names and addresses as needed. If unable to accept the scholarship, the committee should be given that information and a reason in a prompt manor. 
• Recipients must inform the DSACF of all other scholarship they are receiving. Total awards for any given semester can not exceed the stated cost for attendance at that institution.
• Recipients must complete enough credits to be recognized as a full-time student in each semester an award is made. Likewise, a satisfactory grade point average (different by scholarship) must be maintained. 
• If the student receives funds from the college due to non-completion of a term or not attending full time, these funds are to be returned to the DSACF. If the college requirements are not met, but there is no refund, the scholarship will be forfeited. 
• The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation hopes that recipients recognize and appreciate the contributions their award has made to their futures. It further anticipates that, in the years to come, recipients find some way to give back to the community that provided them with these opportunities.

Fund Story

The Jeanne H. Hemmingway Scholarship was established in 1990 as a memorial to Jeanne H. Hemmingway. Mrs. Hemmingway was a former resident of Duluth and Tower and greatly enjoyed the Minnesota lake country. She recognized the importance of higher education and had a strong commitment to provide financial assistance to those in need. Mrs. Hemmingway died in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh, in 1965.

Awards Given from Fund

One or more scholarships (of about $2250/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 up to four years, assuming proper academic progress (2.5 or higher GPA in freshman year, 2.75 in following years) is maintained.

2014 awards included:
$2500, Autumn Soli
$2500, Matthew Dexter
$2500, Danica Grover
$2500, Sean Zakrajsek
$2500, Alexis Houle
$2500, Anna Frink
$2500, Brianna Zunich

2013 awards included:
$2500, Alexis Houle
$2500, Anna Frink
$2500, Maddison Rabold
$2500, Sean Zakrajsek
$2500, Brianna Zunich
$2500, Kelsea Pearson

2012 awards included: 
$2250, Amanda Dahl 
$2250, Kari Scharnberg
$2500, Amber Ostberg
$2500, Michelle Marnich
$2500, Kelsea Pearson
$2500, Amanda Boman
$2500, Sean Zakrajsek
$2500, Brianna Zunich