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Norby’s Work Perks of Grand Forks, N. D., Supports Scholarships
September 13, 2007

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations, 218-281-8434 (ckemmer@umn.edu), Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)



CROOKSTON, Minn. (September 14, 2007) – A brand new scholarship, given by Norby’s Work Perks of Grand Forks, N.D., will help support one student annually at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Through the scholarship Norby’s Work Perks will help to provide support for one junior or senior majoring in business and/or entrepreneurship as part of the Norby’s Work Perks Scholarship. Matthew Norby, a 2006 graduate of the U of M, Crookston, worked with Corby Kemmer, director of development & alumni relations to put together the five-year gift commitment.

"Student recipients can attest to the difference scholarship support makes in their collegiate career both financially and personally,” said Kemmer. “A scholarship let’s the student know that someone believes in them. My appreciation and thanks to Matt Norby, his family and the Norby's organization for their support and commitment to the University of Minnesota, Crookston and its students.”

The Norby’s Work Perks Scholarship is designed for students with a 2.5-3.5 grade point average and involvement in athletics and/or campus organizations. The first scholarship will be awarded for spring semester 2008.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. Invent yourself at the University of Minnesota, Crookston – become a leader, innovate through technology and research and secure the career you want. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.