Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship Deadline Extended Until May 1st, 2023

The deadline for the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship has been extended through May 1st. Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarships offer financial assistance to high school seniors and adult residents of School District 381. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in a vocational or technical field. Vocational career fields are usually considered to be those that require two years or less of postsecondary education or training. Three scholarships of $500 each are awarded annually. Applications are accepted January 1st to April 1st of each year, but this year we want to give extra time. Applications can be obtained through the guidance offices at the high schools in Two Harbors and Silver Bay, Two Harbors and Silver Bay Service Centers, and are also available here.

When Friends of Finland took over managing the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship in 2011, the Fund was just over $14,000 and had only a few regular donors. We gave out 4 scholarships of $250 each annually to students or adults in the Lake Superior School District who are pursuing education in vocational fields.

Now, the scholarship fund has grown to over $50,000, we have many regular donors and we give out 3 scholarships of $500 each annually. We have plans to continue increasing the amount of the scholarship to better support students in the future.

Since its creation in 2007, the scholarship has supported a total of 49 students in the pursuit of their vocational career education.

Read about recent recipients here.

More info on the scholarship here.

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