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Two U of M, Crookston Students Receive Page Education Foundation Scholarships
August 11, 2008

Contact: Melissa Dingmann, financial aid director, 218-281-8576 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (August 11, 2008) – Two University of Minnesota, Crookston students received the Page Education Foundation scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year. Two $750 grant awards went to Senior Matthew Pelzer, St. Cloud and Freshman Broderick Mack, Minneapolis. The funding will apply to their tuition, class fees, materials and the books needed for their full-time studies.  Pelzer also received the award in 2007-08.

The Page Education Foundation offers grants to students of color who attend post-secondary schools within the state of Minnesota.  In return for the awards, Page Scholars are required to give about two hours each week during the school year to a service project involving younger children of color, from kindergarten through eighth grade. The goal of this service is to encourage youth to begin value learning and develop a positive attitude toward education.

Successful candidates for the Page Education Foundation must demonstrate financial need, a positive attitude toward education, agree to perform an annual community service project and attend a post-secondary institution within the state of Minnesota. Awards consist of annual grants that range in value up to $2,500. Recipients must reapply each year they are in post-secondary school and receive subsequent grants based on their academic progress and mentoring performance.

U of M, Crookston Financial Aid Director Melissa Dingmann was pleased to have two students receive the Page Foundation Awards. “The Page Education Program has such positive impact on everyone involved,” Dingmann explains. “Mentoring the next generation of college students by current Page Foundation scholarship recipients is a powerful way to impact lives and it also is a great source of encouragement for students pursuing a college education right now.”

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Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit