St. Louis County announced a Deadline of November 1st, Students are encouraged to apply for the $1500 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship up until that day. The student has to be enrolled in St. Louis County or a student from St. Louis County who is a full-time student outside of the county, can apply.

According to a press release from the history people:

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a 3 to 10 page double-spaced research paper on a topic relevant to veterans of St. Louis County, Minnesota.  A minimum of one resource from the Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center must be referenced.  Research papers may address a historical event in St. Louis County, Minnesota, related to a conflict, a war, the homefront or tell the story of a county veteran. The scholarship will be awarded at the Veterans Remembrance Dinner on December 7, 2017.


Mike Colalillo was the last living Medal of Honor recipient in St. Louis County. Mr. Colalillo received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II.  Veterans Memorial Hall displays Mike Colalillo’s uniform and a copy of his Medal of Honor, as donated to the Society by the Colalillo family. Entrance to the Veterans Memorial Hall exhibit is free to the public, during regular Depot hours.

For questions or more information, contact Executive Director JoAnne Coombe at or 218.733.7581.



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