February 1, 2006
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations (218) 726-8830, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryann Soleim, Associate Director, UMD University Relations & Development (218) 726-8993, email@example.com
UMD Announces FinnFest USA '92
Scholarship Awards for 2005-2006
New Scholarship Applicants Being Sought
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced the recipients
of the 2005 2006 FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship awards. A total of eighteen
students were named.
Note: All recipients names and hometowns are listed at the bottom of this news release.
The FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship was established from the nearly $50,000 raised at FinnFest USA in July 1992. The organization has awarded 103 scholarships to outstanding UMD students since its creation in 1993.
FinnFest Scholarships are awarded to junior, senior, or graduate level students. Candidates must be enrolled full time at UMD, and must be able to demonstrate financial need (have FAFSA papers on file). Grade point average will also be considered. Transfer students may also apply. Preference will be given to students of Finnish heritage and those from NE Minnesota or NW Wisconsin. A transcript must accompany all applications.
New scholarship applicants are currently being sought.
To request information contact:
Maryann Soleim, University of Minnesota Duluth,
315 Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-8993 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts to the FinnFest Scholarship Fund may be directed to:
UMD Development Office,
315 Darland Administration Building,
1049 University Drive,
Duluth, MN 55812.
Questions about applications or contributions should be directed to
Maryann Soleim at (218) 726-8993.
Recipients names listed below:
FinnFest USA '92 /UMD Scholarship Recipients and their hometowns
|Kai Westeri Bowen||Ely, MN|
|Jacob James Niemela||Brooklyn Park, MN|
|Mary Elizabeth Cianni||Chisholm, MN|
|Lynda Olson*||Biwabik, MN|
|Cassandra Lee Davison||Dassel, MN|
|Megan Eidenschink||Detroit Lakes, MN|
|Kelsey Jokela Paxson||Cannon Falls, MN|
|Nicholas Laine Eidenschink||Detroit Lakes, MN|
|Lindsay Rantala||Duluth, MN|
|Rachelle A. Erickson||Virginia, MN|
|Amy Ruuska||Maple Grove, MN|
|Alison Marie Hietala||Hibbing, MN|
|Matthew Tomsich||Ely, MN|
|Krystal Kivisto||Ironwood, MI|
|Philip Tomsich*||Ely, MN|
|Eden Leone*||Duluth, MN|
|Aaron Mertes||Duluth, MN|
|Merry Morud||Red Wing, MN|
*renewal from last year