Kaleva Community and Finnish Heritage Scholarship Fund


The Kaleva Community and Finnish Heritage Scholarship Fund was created by Melvin Fennell, a 1958 graduate of Kaleva High School, and his wife Beverly Fennell.  They established the Fund to encourage students to volunteer and contribute to their communities, and to help students to begin to finance their futures and encourage them to continue their education. To date, $43,000 in scholarships has been awarded since the Fund was established in 1998.


Scholarship Eligibility   

  • Must be graduating from the KND school system
  • Must complete Junior and Senior years in the KND system
  • Must be a full time student for both Junior and Senior years
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be accepted to an accredited post secondary school

Selection Criteria   

1.  Financial need
2.  Community involvement and community volunteer work
3.  Academic performance
4.  Leadership, motivation, achievement and recognition  

Scholarships are generally in the amount of $1000. Scholarship guidelines and eligibility criteria vary by scholarship fund. Please contact the Foundation office for details and application information.  

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