June 2, 2006
alumnus leaves money for scholarships
A Denfeld High School graduate remembered his
alma mater in his will.
The $4.5 million Jack Moon Scholarship Foundation
will award scholarships of up to $4,000 a year to Denfeld graduates
planning to attend accredited vocational schools or technical colleges
in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan.
The scholarship's selection foundation recently
awarded the first scholarships to 21 Denfeld graduates.
"Scholarships traditionally have not been
made available to those students," Denfeld High School Principal
Ed Crawford said. "This is a great opportunity for those students
to pursue their education and to have the financial means to do
John Wallace "Jack" Moon, 72, died May
4, 2001, after a traffic accident in Superior. Moon practiced law
in Duluth and was active in real estate investments in the area.
"In his will he left a large amount of money...
for graduates of Denfeld that are looking for vocational and trade
school education," said Steve Vaillant, Wells Fargo Bank vice
president/senior trust administrator. "Anyone -- past or present
graduates -- can apply for this."
The bank is the foundation's trustee, and has
retained the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation to provide
scholarship administrative services.
Moon's bequest is now worth $4.5 million, Vaillant
"Right now, recipients can receive up to
$4,000 annually to cover expenses like tuition, fees and books,"
Vaillant said. "And its reoccurring" if students are making
satisfactory progress in an accredited program lasting more than
To Learn More
Jack Moon Scholarships are available to any Denfeld High School
graduate planning to pursue postsecondary education at a vocational
school or technical college in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan.
Recipients will receive up to $4,000 annually for tuition, fees
and books. For application details, call the Denfeld High School
guidance office at (218) 628-4863 or Brenda Sproat at the DuluthSuperior
Area Community Foundation at (218) 726-0232, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.