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February 25, 2004
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Maryann Soleim, Assoc. Director, University Relations & Development (218) 726-8993


UMD Announces Recipients of FinnFest USA '92 Scholarships for 2003-2004

Fifteen UMD Students Named

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced the recipients of the 2003 2004 FinnFest '92 Scholarships. A total of fifteen students were named.

Recipients are:

  • Jolene Alto: Aurora, MN
  • Joseph Bekkala: Mt. Iron, MN
  • Branden Hakala: Cloquet, MN
  • Dustin Hamari: Duluth, MN
  • Alison Hietala: Hibbing, MN
  • Cara Koski: Menahga/Menalga, MN
  • Eden Leone: Duluth, MN
  • Senja Lopac: Chisholm, MN
  • Selja Ojanne: Cromwell, MN
  • Kimberly Putikka: Mt. Iron, MN
  • Abby Ropponen: Cohasset, MN
  • Kim Smith: Duluth, MN
  • Jeremiah Stecker: Embarrass, MN
  • Elizabeth Sundeen: Soudan, MN
  • Philip Tomsich: Soudan, MN

The FinnFest '92 Scholarship was established from the nearly $50,000 raised at FinnFest USA in July of 1992. Since then, this organization has awarded 77 scholarships to outstanding UMD students.

New scholarship applicants are currently being sought. To request information contact Maryann Soleim at the UMD Development Office, 315 Darland Administration Building, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, phone number (218) 726-8993, and email address msoleim@d.umn.edu.

FinnFest Scholarships are awarded to junior, senior, or graduate level students. Candidates must be enrolled full time at UMD and be in good academic standing. Transfer students may also apply. Preference will be given to students of Finnish heritage and those from NE Minnesota or NW Wisconsin.

Gifts to the FinnFest Scholarship Fund may be sent to the 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.


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