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January 23, 2007
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Maryann Soleim, Associate Director, UMD University Relations & Development (218) 726-8993,

UMD Announces FinnFest USA
Scholarship Awards for 2006-2007

New Scholarship Applicants Being Sought

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced the twelve recipients of the 2006-2007 FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship awards.

The FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship was established from the nearly $50,000 raised at the FinnFest USA held in July 1992. The organization has awarded 115 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 is also 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

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.

Finn Fest USA---Twelve UMD Scholarship Recipients for 2006-2007 are:

  • Megan Eidenschink
  • Nicholas Laine Eidenschink
  • Angela Kesti
  • Rachelle A. Erickson
  • Merry Morud
  • Kim Marie Smith
  • Jordon Anna Sorensen
  • Brett Ewald
  • Virginia Maki
  • Aaron Mertes
  • Jacob Saari
  • Michael Seide

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