February 9, 2012
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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