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February 9, 2012
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Christiana Kapsner | UMD Public Relations Assistant | 218 726-8830 |
Carrie Sutherland | Development Associate | UMD Office of Development | (218) 726-7989 |

UMD Announces New Scholarship Applicants Being Sought for 2012-2013 FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship Awards

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.

The FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship was established from the nearly $50,000 raised at FinnFest USA in July 1992. The organization has awarded 168 scholarships to outstanding UMD students since its creation in 1993.

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, Duluth, 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.

Seventeen students were named as recipients of the 2011-2012 FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship awards.

Recipients names and hometowns listed below

UMD FinnFest USA '92 Scholarship Recipients for 2011-12 and their hometown newspapers:

Names Media/Zip Code

Evan Engman - Mesabi Daily News/55792

Laura Engman - Mesabi Daily News/55792

Paul Heltunen - Mesabi Daily News/55792

Suzanne Jokela - Duluth News Tribune/55802

Benjamin Kastenbauer - Andover Today/55304

Theresa Kettunen - Hibbing Daily Tribune/55746

Seazon Kleimo - Mesabi Daily News/55792

Angela Koskela - None listed

Steven Koski - Hibbing Daily Tribune/55746

Alison Leino - Ashland Daily Press/54891

Paul Ollila - Star Tribune/55488

Megan Olson - Mille Lacs Country Times/56353

Julianne Peters - Duluth News Tribune/55802

Anika Rannikko - Duluth News Tribune/55802

Kayla Salo - None Listed

Michael Sterns - Hibbing Daily Tribune/55746

Megan Thiesse - Brainerd Daily Dispatch/56401

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