Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minneapolis, Minn., has awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 10 local students for post-secondary educational costs through its Legacy Scholarship Program. A majority of the scholarships were given to family members of Allianz Life employees living in the Twin Cities and who will be starting college this fall.

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The 2012 awardees are:

  • Allison Templeton – graduate of North Cobb Christian School, Woodstock, Ga. and attending Clemson University;
  • Yueyilin Qi – graduate of Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minn. and attending the University of California Berkeley;
  • Alexandra "Allie" Thalhuber – graduate of Park High School, Cottage Grove, Minn. and attending the University of Minnesota;
  • Jill Haram – graduate of Bloomington Kennedy High School, Bloomington, Minn. and attending Viterbo University;
  • Edward "Ned" Nelson – graduate of Benilde – St Margaret's, St. Louis Park, Minn. and attending Creighton University;
  • William "Billy" Lutz – of St Paul, Minn., currently a junior attending Iowa State University;
  • Paige Hadrits – graduate of North St. Paul High School, St. Paul, Minn. and attending the University of Minnesota;
  • Madeline Lee – graduate of Hill-Murray High School, Maplewood, Minn. and attending St. Olaf College;
  • Kaycee Loop – graduate of St Michael – Albertville High School, St. Michael, Minn. and attending Bemidji State University; and
  • Chase Holley – graduate of Rockford High School, Rockford, Minn. and attending Winona State University.

The 10 $3,000 scholarships were awarded based on academic performance and community service. The Allianz Legacy Scholarship Program was created to honor Rosie Wineland, an Allianz Life employee who passed away in 1990 after battling cancer.

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