DESF SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Each year, DESF awards educational scholarships to students living in our community pursuing post-secondary degrees. The primary goal of DESF scholarships is to provide educational financial assistance to students that may or may not have the advantage of other financial aids.
How many scholarships does DESF award each year?
DESF awards 4 educational scholarship each year.
How much does DESF award to each scholarship recipient?
The value of each scholarship is $5,000, payable $1,250 each year to an accredited college or university for the student’s tuition.
How does DESF select its scholarship recipients?
Winners are selected by the Destination Education Board of Directors.
Who does DESF award their scholarships to?
Scholarships are awarded to students from:
High school seniors at the following high schools are encouraged to apply for DESF's scholarships:
How are DESF scholarship recipients reviewed and selected?
Scholarship recipients are selected on merit based on established criteria.
The following information from scholarship applicants is considered:
Where do I get a DESF Scholarship Application?
Download a PDF copy of DESF's Scholarship Application here:
How do I submit my scholarship application to DESF?
Completed scholarship applications need to be mailed with applicant's high school transcripts to:
Destination Education A Scholarship Foundation (DESF)
3250 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN 55126
Office hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
When are scholarship applications due?
DESF's scholarship applications will be due March 31st.
When are scholarship winners announced?
This year, DESF will announce its scholarship recipients on May 5th.
What happens if I am chosen as a DESF scholarship recipient?
Once scholarship recipients have been selected, they are notified by mail mid-April. DESF holds a June Scholarship Reception at Midland Hills where past and present scholarship recipients and their families are invited to attend.
What happens once a DESF scholarship recipient recipient goes off to college?
Scholarship recipients are required to mail in their most recent college transcript once a school year to collect their annual scholarship payment.
I have additional questions I'd like to ask DESF about their scholarship program, who do I contact?
You can reach DESF through the Contact Us page here on this website. You can also reach DESF by phone at (651) 638-4600 or via email at DEScholarshipFoundation@gmail.com.