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Pearl Krans Scholarship

The Pearl Krans scholarship was established in 2013, after Pearl passed away and left the UW-Superior Foundation in her estate in order to help students afford their education. A lifelong resident of Superior, Pearl was the youngest of three daughters. Growing up during the Depression, Pearl’s parents could only afford to send one of their three daughters – Alma, Alice and Pearl – to college. Pearl’s oldest sister Alma graduated from UW-Superior in 1935. However, obtaining a post-secondary education was important to Pearl, who eventually graduated from Duluth Business College and spent a career in bookkeeping at both Superior Sausage and DeVinck’s Pontiac dealership. Pearl had a heart of gold, was devoted to her family and faith, and was a meticulous bookkeeper.

Scholarship criteria: For female accounting students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.