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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

January 25, 2011
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, Media and Public Relations 218 726-8830
Carrie Sutherland, Development Associate, UMD Office of Development 218 726-7989

UMD Announces FinnFest USA '92
Scholarship Awards for 2010-2011

New Scholarship Applicants Being Sought for 2011-2012

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship awards. A total of twelve students were named.

Note: 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 151 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:

Carrie Sutherland, Office of Development, University of Minnesota Duluth
315 Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive, MN 55812
(218) 726-7989 or

Gifts to the FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship 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 Carrie Sutherland at (218) 726-7989.

Scholarship Recipients' names listed below.

FinnFest USA '92/UMD Scholarship Recipients for 2010-2011 and their hometown newspapers:

Names Media/Zip Code
Lindsay Bruce Duluth News Tribune
Kristina Ekman None submitted
Evan Engman Mesabi Daily News 55792
Laura Engman Mesabi Daily News 55792
Nicole Heino Lakes Country Echo
Laura Ann Kesti None submitted
Bridget Lakanen None submitted
Alison Sue Leino Ashland Daily Press 54806
Julianne Peters Duluth News Tribune
Timothy Rahkola Pine Knot Journal 55720
Brian Resch None submitted
Courtney Semeja None submitted

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