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Rev. Arthur Foy III Scholarship

St. Mark AME and Peace Church are excited to offer annual scholarships in memory of Reverend Arthur Foy III, former pastor of St, Mark AME. He was known in Duluth for his ministry with young people and his insistence on the importance of higher education. This year we will award at least two scholarships of $1,000 each. Applicants must be students of color from the Duluth Superior area who are pursuing post-secondary education in a field of their choice. Although our focus is primarily on students graduating from high school, we encourage non-traditional students to apply.

We hope you will help us get the word out to qualified students. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

Peace to you,
Rev. Anthony Galloway
St. Mark AME Church
Rev. Corinne Freedman Ellis
Peace United Church of Christ

Scholarship Description

Scholarships are for students of color who are pursuing post-secondary education in a field of their choice.

Preference will be given to the following (not necessarily in this order):

  • Students of color from the Duluth/Superior area

  • Active members of a black congregation in the Duluth/Superior area

  • First time college attendees from the family

  • Demonstrated economic need

  • High school students beginning post-secondary studies

  • Non-traditional students currently enrolled in post-secondary studies


- At least two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually

- Additional scholarships in lesser amounts may be awarded

- Scholarships are awarded in the spring shortly before high school graduation dates

- Funds are paid directly to the school, not to the student. Funds are distributed in late August at the beginning of the academic year


 - Application forms will be available sometime after February 1st of each calendar year through the high schools and on the Peace Church website. Forms may be downloaded and filled out or applicants can use the google form and submit their applications digitally.


 - Completed applications must be submitted by April 12th. Applications may be submitted through the office at Peace Church, by email to, or by using the digital forms.


 - Applications will be reviewed by the Foy Scholarship Committee which includes the pastors and several members of St. Mark AME and Peace Church.


 - Awards will be announced by May 10th and scholars will be notified.


 - Scholars will be recognized and certificates awarded at the Juneteenth Service and Brunch hosted by St. Mark AME. Presence at this event (June 16, 2024) is required to receive the scholarship. 

Information to be included in the application

Each application packet must include the following:

  • Completed application form

  • Essay of approximately 500 words that explains the student’s contribution to the community, extra-curricular activities, leadership experiences and future plans

  • Transcript (high school or wherever currently enrolled)

  • Academic reference from a teacher or academic counselor

Administrative Information

- Funds for the Foy Scholarship are raised through private donations, donations from churches, and special fundraising events. The amount available for distribution differs from year to year.

- The Scholarship Fund is a designated account held by Peace Church

- Distribution of awards is made by Peace Church

- Accounting and fiscal management is provided by Peace Church

- Contributions are always welcomed! Gifts can be made through any participating church, St. Mark AME, or Peace Church.

Letters of recommendation can also be emailed to 


Or mailed to:

Foy Scholarship
Peace Church
1111 N 11th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805

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