Events & Programs

Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

Application Period Closed September 30th, 2022‚Äč.

High school seniors and college students with a physical connection to St. Louis County, Minnesota, are encouraged to apply for the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship. The 2022 winner will be announced by the end of November. Presentation of the scholarship will be during the 17th Annual Remembrance Dinner on is Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of St. Louis County Historical Society, honors Mr. Colalillo by awarding annual scholarships to students who live in and/or go to school in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions outlined the the St. Louis County Historical Society website. Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship (thehistorypeople.org)

Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program between the St. Louis County Historical Society and military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota. Its mission is to gather, preserve, interpret and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities.  There are more than 8,600 veteran stories on the website www.vets-hall.org.

Forged Under Fire Print

Forged Under Fire by Tim Cortes

A Tim Cortes limited-edition giclee print: $150.00 tax included, shipping $25.00


During the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner, local reknown artist Tim Cortes unveiled his original artwork honoring the region's five Medal of Honor recipients:

  • Oscar Frederick Nelson,
  • Donald Eugene Rudolph,
  • Mike Colalillo,
  • Henry Alexius Courtney, Jr.  -and-
  • Dale Eugene Wayrynen.

Forged Under Fire is available for purchase as a print at St. Louis County Historical Society or by mailing in this ORDER FORM with payment.  Proceeds will benefit the Veterans Memorial Hall program.

Order online.

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