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Melver of Preston, receives Diamonds and Dreams scholarship

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Twins Community Fund today announced that the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program will grant $2,000 scholarships to 20 Upper Midwest youth in pursuit of post-secondary education. A ceremony to recognize recipient Katelyn Melver of Preston, Minn., will take place at Target Field prior to the start of the Sunday, July 18, Minnesota Twins game versus the Chicago White Sox (1:10 p.m.). The pregame ceremony will begin at approximately 12:40 p.m.

In its sixth year, the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program received more than 120 applications from high school seniors across the Upper Midwest. Scholarship recipients were selected on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and participation in an organized youth baseball or softball program.

The Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Scholarships are underwritten by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball an the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors representative of the Upper Midwest. Target, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Best Buy, U.S. Bank and Delta Air Lines are Cornerstone Partners, contributing annually to the Twins Community Fund. For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.twinsbaseball.com/community.

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