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Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund

402 Alworth Bldg., 306 W. Superior St., Ste. 402

Duluth, MN United States 55802-5017

Telephone: (218) 722-9366


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $7,229,613

Total giving: $1,149,700





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for scholarship questions and recent IRS 1040 forms:; Additional URL:


Incorporated in 1949 by Marshall W. Alworth to honor parents who were early pioneers in northeastern MN

Purpose and Activities

Giving scholarships to high school seniors who: 1) are graduating from a high school in one of the following MN counties: Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Lake, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis; 2) have a composite score of 26 or higher on the American College Test (ACT); 3) will be graduating in the top 20 percent of their class (if not in the top 20 percent but has an ACT score of 28 or higher); 4) will commit to majoring in one of the designated fields of study which are detailed on the foundation's web site; 5) have demonstrated qualities of character, perseverance and ambition; 6) have a high scholastic standing among their peers; 7) have shown promise for a career in the sciences; and 8) are from a family whose taxable income is less than $120,000.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Lake, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis counties MN for postsecondary education.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biomedicine
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Domesticated animals
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Genetic conditions and birth defects
  • Geology
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Mathematics
  • Medical education
  • Neurology
  • Nursing care
  • Pharmacies
  • Physical and earth sciences
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Wildlife biodiversity

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $7,229,613 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,314,995

Expenditures: $1,357,502

Total giving: $1,149,700

Qualifying distributions: $1,265,180