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 scholarships 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:
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.
All applicants will be notified in mid-April.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the K. Arnold Eklund Scholarship Fund. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 20, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.