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K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund was established to assist graduating high school seniors from De LaSalle High School and Edison High School in Minneapolis, who plan to pursue postsecondary study at a college, university or vocational-technical school leading to a business career in retailing. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors attending De LaSalle High School or Edison High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Pursuing a program that will lead to a business career in retail.

Awards

Up to two $2,000 awards will be granted each year to the top-ranking students without regard for the high school the student has attended. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study leading to a business career in retail and continuation of the program by the K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in mid-April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 7, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!