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Five from Carlton County receive Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial scholarships

The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund has awarded $2.1 million in scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year to 472 students in northeastern Minnesota. Those from Carlton County include Brittany Bauer of Carlton, Brandie Lundquist of W...

The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund has awarded $2.1 million in scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year to 472 students in northeastern Minnesota. Those from Carlton County include Brittany Bauer of Carlton, Brandie Lundquist of Wrenshall, Matthew Ellison and Kelsey Lund of Cloquet, and Laura Mills of Esko.

Bauer is a Carlton High School graduate and is a freshman at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, majoring in biology.

Lundquist is a Carlton High School graduate and is a sophomore at Michigan Tech, majoring in chemical engineering and biochemistry.

Ellison is a graduate of Cloquet High School and is a freshman at the University of Minnesota-Morris, majoring in biology/pre-veterinarian medicine.

Lund is a graduate of Cloquet High School and is a freshman at the College of St. Benedict, majoring in pre-med.

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Mills is a graduate of Esko High School and is a freshman at Concordia College, majoring in mathematics.

These students will each receive $5,000 for the 2008-09 academic year with renewal opportunities for up to three additional years.

Marshall W. Alworth established the scholarship fund in 1949 as a memorial to his parents. In its 59-year history, more than $36 million in scholarships have been awarded to students from a 15-county region in northern Minnesota.

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