Sather Scholarship Awarded to Six for 2012-13 Academic Year

Scholarship recipients were recently named by the University of Minnesota, Crookston for the Green_Matthew 0972.jpgprestigious Sather Scholarship. Recipients of the Sather Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year are Matthew Green, a senior from Greenbush, Minn., majoring in agricultural systems management; Moysey Kutsev, a sophomore from Erskine, Minn., majoring in business management; Whitney Lian, a junior from Crookston, Minn., majoring in agricultural education; Presley Mosher, a sophomore from Fertile, Kutsev_Moysey 0102.jpgMinn., majoring in horticulture; Ruth Navarro, a junior from Crookston, Minn., majoring in communication; and Leonard Will, a junior from Thief River Falls, Minn., majoring in agricultural systems management.

Students receiving the Russell O. and Inez Sather Memorial Scholarship must be advanced Lian_Whitney 0277.jpgstanding students maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average and a high school graduate or resident of Polk, Norman, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Roseau, or Kittson counties. Applicants were required to write an essay describing an experience or person who has had a major impact on their life. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee including Ardell Knudsvig, chair; Adam Maruska; Carl Moland; Judy Neppel; and Lori Wagner.

Mosher_Presley 0294.jpgDr. Russell Sather began serving as an internist with the Northwestern Clinic in Crookston in 1937. He was called to active duty during World War II from 1942 until 1946 and returned to Crookston in 1947 where he Navarro_Ruth 0285.jpgcontinued to practice until 1985. The scholarship was established in 1986.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  Will_Leonard 0273.jpgWith an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

In the photos: Matthew Green (top, right), Moysey Kutsev (top left),  Whitney Lian (middle, right), Presley Mosher (middle, left), Ruth Navarro (bottom, right), and Leonard Will (bottom, left).

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director, development and alumni relations, 218-281-8434 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (