Minnesota's Technology Community Presents Scholarships to Students Pursuing Technology-Related Higher Education

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Minnesota Technology, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Fourteen
 Minnesota high school seniors planning to pursue careers in a
 technology-related field will receive scholarships of $2,500 each from
 Minnesota's technology community and individual leaders.  The Scholarships for
 Technology Careers will be presented during a Wednesday, April 25 ceremony at
 the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.  The noon luncheon will be hosted
 by Minnesota Technology, Inc. and emceed by WCCO Chief Meteorologist and
 Digital Cyclone, Inc. CEO Paul Douglas.
     Joel Ronning, founder of Digital River, Inc. and co-chair of the
 Scholarship Selection Committee, said that the scholarships help recognize
 Minnesota's best and brightest technical and scientifically minded students
 who intend to pursue a post-secondary education in a technology-related field.
 Started in 1997, the Scholarship program has grown from $12,500 in total
 scholarship funds to more than $50,000 in 2001.
     "It's more important today than ever to encourage our top students to
 enter the technology field and to increase their awareness of exciting
 technology industry careers in Minnesota," said Ronning.  "That's why the
 technology community and Minnesota Technology are partnering, not only for
 scholarships, but also to match these winners with technology mentors in the
 state.  Our goal is to be a resource for these students as they continue their
 education and begin to grow their careers within the technology and Internet
 fields."
     This year's winners were chosen from a field of 200 applicants and were
 based on high academic achievement and demonstrated leadership and
 communications abilities.  The winners of the 2001 scholarships are:
     -- Jenny Ahn, Minnetonka, Hopkins High School
           Biomedical/Biotechnology
     -- Christopher Coultrap McQuin, North Mankato, Mankato West High School
           Aerospace Engineering
     -- Jacob Donatelle, Park Rapids, Park Rapids Area High School
           Computer Science
     -- Christine Gosen, Minnetonka, Minnetonka High School
           Biomedical Engineering
     -- Luke Hacker, Jordan, Jordan High School
           Engineering
     -- Alexander Liberman, Plymouth, Robbinsdale/Armstrong High School
           Computer Science/ Eng.
     -- Joseph Mayerle, Bloomington, John F. Kennedy High School
           Biochemistry
     -- Theodore Peterson, Willmar, Willmar High School
           Engineering
     -- David Purdy, Apple Valley, Eastview High School
           Physics
     -- Matthew Rasmussen, Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie High School
           Engineering
     -- Jonathan Schwartz, Rochester, Mayo High School
           Biomedical Engineering
     -- Krista Soderlund, Cotton, Cotton High School
           Space Science or Physics
     -- Kejia Sun, New Brighton, Irondale High School
           Bio-Med/Engineering
     -- Michael Wellems, Andover, Anoka High School
           Computer Science
 
     Scholarship funding was provided by:  ADC Telecommunications Foundation,
 Agiliti, Inc., Ciprico, Inc., Digital River, Inc., GenMar Industries, Inc.,
 Ontrack Data International, Johnstech International, JASC Software, IntraNet
 Solutions, Wavecrest Corporation, Interelate and ZoneTrader.com.  In addition,
 Joel and Patricia Ronning, Bill Lawson and Bob and Laura Voit contributed
 individual donations.
     The Selection Committee and Minnesota Technology, Inc., which has
 facilitated and coordinated the scholarship program, are currently exploring
 the establishment of an endowment fund to further develop the technology
 scholarships.
     More information about the scholarships is available at
 http://www.minnesotatechnology.org
     Minnesota Technology Inc. is Minnesota's technology-based economic
 development organization that helps strengthen the state's economy by helping
 industry apply, develop and commercialize technology.
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Fourteen
 Minnesota high school seniors planning to pursue careers in a
 technology-related field will receive scholarships of $2,500 each from
 Minnesota's technology community and individual leaders.  The Scholarships for
 Technology Careers will be presented during a Wednesday, April 25 ceremony at
 the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.  The noon luncheon will be hosted
 by Minnesota Technology, Inc. and emceed by WCCO Chief Meteorologist and
 Digital Cyclone, Inc. CEO Paul Douglas.
     Joel Ronning, founder of Digital River, Inc. and co-chair of the
 Scholarship Selection Committee, said that the scholarships help recognize
 Minnesota's best and brightest technical and scientifically minded students
 who intend to pursue a post-secondary education in a technology-related field.
 Started in 1997, the Scholarship program has grown from $12,500 in total
 scholarship funds to more than $50,000 in 2001.
     "It's more important today than ever to encourage our top students to
 enter the technology field and to increase their awareness of exciting
 technology industry careers in Minnesota," said Ronning.  "That's why the
 technology community and Minnesota Technology are partnering, not only for
 scholarships, but also to match these winners with technology mentors in the
 state.  Our goal is to be a resource for these students as they continue their
 education and begin to grow their careers within the technology and Internet
 fields."
     This year's winners were chosen from a field of 200 applicants and were
 based on high academic achievement and demonstrated leadership and
 communications abilities.  The winners of the 2001 scholarships are:
     -- Jenny Ahn, Minnetonka, Hopkins High School
           Biomedical/Biotechnology
     -- Christopher Coultrap McQuin, North Mankato, Mankato West High School
           Aerospace Engineering
     -- Jacob Donatelle, Park Rapids, Park Rapids Area High School
           Computer Science
     -- Christine Gosen, Minnetonka, Minnetonka High School
           Biomedical Engineering
     -- Luke Hacker, Jordan, Jordan High School
           Engineering
     -- Alexander Liberman, Plymouth, Robbinsdale/Armstrong High School
           Computer Science/ Eng.
     -- Joseph Mayerle, Bloomington, John F. Kennedy High School
           Biochemistry
     -- Theodore Peterson, Willmar, Willmar High School
           Engineering
     -- David Purdy, Apple Valley, Eastview High School
           Physics
     -- Matthew Rasmussen, Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie High School
           Engineering
     -- Jonathan Schwartz, Rochester, Mayo High School
           Biomedical Engineering
     -- Krista Soderlund, Cotton, Cotton High School
           Space Science or Physics
     -- Kejia Sun, New Brighton, Irondale High School
           Bio-Med/Engineering
     -- Michael Wellems, Andover, Anoka High School
           Computer Science
 
     Scholarship funding was provided by:  ADC Telecommunications Foundation,
 Agiliti, Inc., Ciprico, Inc., Digital River, Inc., GenMar Industries, Inc.,
 Ontrack Data International, Johnstech International, JASC Software, IntraNet
 Solutions, Wavecrest Corporation, Interelate and ZoneTrader.com.  In addition,
 Joel and Patricia Ronning, Bill Lawson and Bob and Laura Voit contributed
 individual donations.
     The Selection Committee and Minnesota Technology, Inc., which has
 facilitated and coordinated the scholarship program, are currently exploring
 the establishment of an endowment fund to further develop the technology
 scholarships.
     More information about the scholarships is available at
 http://www.minnesotatechnology.org
     Minnesota Technology Inc. is Minnesota's technology-based economic
 development organization that helps strengthen the state's economy by helping
 industry apply, develop and commercialize technology.
 
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