Albert C. Laxson Scholarship Opportunity

The YMCA Albert C. Laxson Educational Scholarship Fund was established on October 6, 1986 as a result of a gift from the estate of Elmer J. Nesholm. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship grants to financially-disadvantaged, underserved post-high school students who are accepted for admission by any accredited undergraduate college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States.

Any resident, regardless of race, religion and gender, of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities service area will qualify as an applicant provided they are a graduating senior from an accredited high school or have achieved equivalent certification. The student must have plans to begin their post-secondary education or training no later than two academic years after the end of their senior year in high school or receiving an equivalency certification, and must have completed a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, the student must demonstrate the following:

  • Academic promise
  • Leadership qualities
  • Strong ethical character
  • Financial need
  • YMCA involvement is a plus, but not required

To get more info and apply, please download the application. It is due by March 29. Please read the application in its entirety and direct any questions to Jeanna Nesbitt at