Eighteen North Suburban High School Graduates Named 2011 Medtronic Scholars

Medtronic Foundation has committed more than $1 million in local scholarships.
May 19, 2011 4:00 PM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2011 – The Medtronic Foundation announced that 18 students have been selected as 2011 Medtronic Scholars. Each will receive a four-year scholarship totaling $16,000, as well as support services to assist them in their collegiate studies.  Comprised of students representing nine Twin Cities’ north suburban high schools, the class of 2011 Medtronic Scholars will be honored at a May 2, 2011 celebration at Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley.

Medtronic Scholars are chosen for their academic records, demonstrated leadership, community service and participation in extra-curricular activities. Recipients include:  


This is the fourth year of the Medtronic Scholars program, with the Medtronic Foundation continuing to add 18 scholars each year. To date, the Medtronic Foundation has committed $1,152,000 to local scholars through this program. 
The Medtronic Scholars program was created in partnership with Wallin Education Partners, which will administer the scholarships and provide comprehensive advising services to award winners to help ensure college graduation. Since 1991, the Wallin Education Partners program has awarded more than 3,000 scholarships and more than $25 million dollars to support high-potential students with financial need from Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin, St. Paul and North Metro district high schools.
About the Medtronic Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people around the world living with chronic disease. Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and community. 
About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide. 
Rich Fischer, Public Relations,
Medtronic, Inc.