Altru Health System Makes $100K Contribution to U of M Crookston Scholarships

Altru Health System has made a significant pledge of $100,000 to the University of Minnesota Crookston. The pledge, which will provide $20,000 per year over the next five years, will support student scholarships through the existing Altru Scholarship Fund.

"Altru Health System is proud to support scholarships for UMC students pursuing education in medical fields. UMC is providing an excellent education for their students, and we appreciate having a number of these individuals as Altru Health System employees," said Dr. Casey Ryan, president, and Dave Molmen, CEO of Altru.

The U of M Crookston offers bachelor's degree programs in applied health, biology, health management, and health sciences, and many of its graduates go on to further their education in master's or professional programs in health related fields. The programs in applied health and health management are delivered online as well.

Corby Kemmer, director of the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at the U of M Crookston, expressed his thanks. He said, "We are grateful and appreciative for Altru's continuing support of student scholarships. This generous and most recent investment will benefit and assist many UMC students. We offer a sincere thank you to Altru Health System and Dr. Ryan."

Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 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

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director, Development & Alumni Relations, 218-281-8434 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, University Relations, 218-281-8432 (