Press Release

Ten Local High School Graduates Named 2014 Medtronic Wallin Scholars

Medtronic, Inc.

Medtronic has committed more than $1.7 million in local scholarships to 110 students.

MINNEAPOLIS - May 1, 2014 - Medtronic today announced that 10 students have been selected as 2014 Medtronic Wallin Scholars. Each will receive a four-year scholarship totaling $16,000, as well as support services to assist them in their collegiate studies. Students represent nine Twin Cities' north suburban high schools, and one Minneapolis high school. The class of 2014 Medtronic Wallin Scholars will be honored at a May 12, 2014 celebration at Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley.

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

Student High School College Attending
Sarah Stanley Blaine Minnesota - Twin Cities
Nastya Popova Brooklyn Center Minnesota - Twin Cities
Imane Ait Daoud Columbia Heights Minnesota - Twin Cities
Jacob LaBine Coon Rapids Wisconsin  - Madison
Colter Allen Fridley University of Iowa
Marissa Melius Irondale Undecided
Tristan Aschittino Mounds View Undecided
Amy Yang Park Center Minnesota - Rochester
Halimo Yusuf Minneapolis Southwest Minnesota - Twin Cities
Anam Hasan Spring Lake Park Minnesota - Twin Cities

This is the seventh year of the Medtronic Wallin Scholars program, with Medtronic continuing to add scholars each year. To date, more than $1.7 million has been committed to 110 local scholars through this program. Many of the scholars are pursuing careers as healthcare professionals in order to address health disparities.

The Medtronic Wallin 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.  Founded in 1992 by former Medtronic CEO Win Wallin, the Wallin Education Partners program has awarded more than 3,300 scholarships and more than $38 million dollars to support high-potential students with financial need from Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin, St. Paul and North Metro district high schools.

About Medtronic Philanthropy
Medtronic Philanthropy focuses on expanding access to quality chronic disease care among underserved populations worldwide, in addition to supporting health initiatives in communities where Medtronic employees live and give.

About Medtronic
Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people worldwide.



Rich Fischer
Medtronic Philanthropy