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Dr. Beth Gilbert Music Scholarship

The Dr. Beth Gilbert Music Scholarship was established in 2013 by colleagues and friends of the UW-Superior faculty member and music department chair. The scholarship was created to honor Dr. Gilbert for her 30th anniversary at UW-Superior. Dr. Gilbert is a native of...

Dr. Emmett Davidson Transportation & Logistics Management Scholarship

Dr. Emmett Davidson Transportation & Logistics Management Scholarship

The Dr. Emmett Davidson Transportation & Logistics Management Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dr. Donald and Mrs. Ruthanna Davidson. Dr. Emmett Davidson was Donald’s father, and was influential in reorganizing Duluth’s city government and furthering the...

Dr. George K. Davis Biochemistry Scholarship

Dr. George K. Davis Biochemistry Scholarship

The Dr. George K. Davis Biochemistry Scholarship was established in 2005 by Dr. Donald and Mrs. Ruthanna Davidson. Dr. Davis was Ruthanna’s father. Scholarship criteria: For an undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in biochemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.5....

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Dr. Karl Meyer

Dr. Karl Meyer was a UW-Superior president. It wasn’t known as UW-Superior in his day, though, instead it was Superior State University. Before his inauguration as president, Meyer had many accomplishments. He fought in World War II as a member of the Army Air Force,...

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Dr. Nathan A.Coward Scholarship

Dr. Nathan “Al” Allen Coward was born in Belton, South Carolina. He was a member of the U.S Army and later went on to graduate from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina with a B.S in Chemistry. After he got is bachelor’s degree he received his PH.D in Physical...

Dr. Samuel J. Guello Scholarship

Dr. Samuel J. Guello Scholarship

Scholarship criteria: For students in teacher education.

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Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Eleanor Oexemann

Through a successful academic career, Dr. Stanley Oexemann established the Emma Oexemann Scholarship in memory of his mother, Emma. Dr. Stanley passed away in 2007, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Oexemann. Dr. Stanley Oexemann earned his bachelor’s degree...

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Dr. Stuart Nelson, PhD

Dr. Stuart Nelson, PhD, established the Dr. Stuart Nelson UW-Superior Pre-Medicine Student Award in 2019 to aid UW-Superior Pre-Health/Medicine students get into medical schools. Upon establishing the award, Dr. Nelson detailed why he supports these students: “There...

Duluth-Superior Maritime Club

Duluth-Superior Maritime Club

The Duluth-Superior Maritime Club Scholarship was established in 2012. It was first named the Duluth-Superior Propeller Club Scholarship, but in February 2019 the Duluth-Superior Propeller Club revised the name and its organization. The Propeller Club of...

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Duluth-Superior Transportation Association (DSTA)

The Duluth-Superior Transportation Association (DSTA) is comprised of over 100 active members as well as a number of active retired members. Members are from the aerospace, rail, trucking, logistics, and maritime industries, in addition to manufacturers, commercial...

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Ed and Amy Greve Library Science Scholarship

The Ed and Amy Greve Library Science scholarship was established in 1999. Ed Greve was a part of the UW-Superior library staff from 1950 to 1985, and was honored with emeritus status in 1987. He was know for his dedication to library science and the library...

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Edward and Betty Kossak Scholarship

The Edward and Betty Kossak scholarship was established in 2010, after Ed passed away in January of that year. Ed was born in Superior in 1926 and Betty was born in 1929, also in Superior. Betty and Ed were married on Aug. 26, 1961, and enjoyed entertaining friends...

Edward L.Bolender Memorial Scholarship

Edward L.Bolender Memorial Scholarship

Edward Bolender was a professor at Superior State School, known today as University of Wisconsin-Superior. He was very passionate about his work and often encouraged students toward science education and fields of medicine. After his unexpected passing, a group of...

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Ellen Clark History Scholarship

Ellen Clark was Dean of Women and adviser to many groups on campus during her years at Superior State Teachers College in the 1910s through 1940s. An excerpt from the 1914 Gitche Gumee regarding Ms. Clark: “Miss Clark came to us last September to fill the place in...

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Enbridge Energy Company

The Enbridge Energy Company Scholarship was established in 1962, when the company was then known as Lakehead Pipe Line Company. When Enbridge purchased Lakehead, they continued to support the UW-Superior Foundation and its student through scholarships. The...

Erika M. Banker Scholarship

Erika M. Banker Scholarship

Gary and Carol Banker established this scholarship in 1983 in memory of their daughter, Erika Margaret Banker. Scholarship criteria: For students in teacher education.

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Ernest Feidler Scholarship

The Ernest Feidler Scholarship was established to honor the 1930 alumnus, who was instrumental in the UW-Superior Foundation’s early success. After graduating from Superior State Teachers College, where he was very active on campus, Ernest went on to teach history...

Eugenia Dorman Davidson Vocal Music Scholarship

Eugenia Dorman Davidson Vocal Music Scholarship

The Eugenia Dorman Davidson Vocal Music Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dr. Donald and Mrs. Ruthanna Davidson. Eugenia was Donald’s mother, and they both shared a strong, lifelong love of music. Eugenia was trained at home in both piano and voice, and she and...

Excellence Scholarship

Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship was established in 2013, and is fully funded by UW-Superior faculty and staff. Faculty and staff are given the opportunity to donate to the UW-Superior Foundation through payroll deduction or a one-time gift, and several have chosen to...

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Fisher Family and Friends

The Janis K. Fisher Scholarship Fund was established by Loretta V. Fisher in memory of her daughter, Janis, who passed away in 1973. Loretta was a life-long Superior resident who graduated from Central High School and Bartley Business School. She was employed as a...

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Flora Marie Loubert Scholarship

Flora Marie Loubert was an alumna and a faculty member at UW-Superior, when it was known as State Normal School and Superior State Teachers College. She graduated in 1924, and then taught French from 1929 to 1932. When she passed away in 1977, the scholarship was...

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Florence J. Roberts

Florence J. Roberts established two scholarships at UW-Superior to support students and memorialize her family. Mrs. Roberts was a longtime Superior and Duluth resident. She attended the University of Michigan and the Superior Normal School (now UW-Superior), from...

Foltz-Schliep Scholarship

Foltz-Schliep Scholarship

Scholarship criteria: For students majoring in music with an emphasis on voice.

Frances Lavine Scholarship

Frances Lavine Scholarship

Scholarship criteria: For students based on need and ability, with preference given to female Native Americans.

Francis and Dolores DeVinck Scholarship

Francis and Dolores DeVinck Scholarship

The Francis and Dolores DeVinck Scholarship was first established by family and friends in 1997, after Francis “Curly” DeVinck passed away that January. When his wife, Dolores, passed away in February 1999, the scholarship was renamed in memory of the couple. Francis...

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Frank Ahlgren

Frank Ahlgren was born in Superior, WI in 1903. He graduated in 1923 from Superior State College, known today as University of Wisconsin-Superior. He began his journalism career as a reporter for The Evening Telegram after graduation. Frank moved to the Duluth Herald...

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Fred N. Johnston 's Family and Friends

The Fred N. Johnston Scholarship was established in 2003 by the family of Dr. Johnston, but the Fred Johnston Graduate Fund existed long before this. Dr. Johnston moved to Superior in 1956 to become the Director of the Graduate Division at Superior State University...

Generations Scholarship

Generations Scholarship

Respecting and celebrating diversity is an inherent part of the mission of the UW-Superior Social Work program, and is a central theme of service when social workers are working in the community. In promoting the dignity, worth and empowerment of the individual...

Gerald Christensen Scholarship

Gerald Christensen Scholarship

The Gerald Christensen Scholarship fund was officially established by the UW-Superior Vets Club in 1983, but the organization had been supporting students through scholarships for many years prior. The Vets Club was formed on SSU’s campus in 1967 to promote social...

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Glenn Gerdes Memorial Scholarship

The Glenn Gerdes Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by the family and friends of Dr. Gerdes. Dr. Gerdes was a professor and chair of the Physical Education department, now known as the Health and Human Performance department. He began his career at...