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Businessman Establishes UW-Eau Claire
Scholarships for The Singing Statesmen

RELEASED: June 5, 2007

Singing Statesmen logoEAU CLAIRE — A longtime patron of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Viennese Ball and The Singing Statesmen has established two scholarships for members of the ensemble. Bruce Larson, president and CEO of Equity Services of St. Paul, Inc., has funded The Noble Statesmen Scholarship Fund which will provide two $1,000 scholarships to members of The Singing Statesmen.

"Bruce, or 'Der Kaiser' as he is known at the Viennese Ball, has been a tremendous supporter of The Statesmen," said Gary Schwartzhoff, director of The Singing Statesmen. "His recognition of members is a tribute to the ensemble. We are truly honored."

The scholarship will be awarded to one member who has participated for several years in the chorus and to one member who is new to the group. Both must be returning to The Singing Statesmen in the following year and one must be a nonmusic major and one a music major. The awards will be made at the Viennese Ball each year.

Larson is the founder of a similar Viennese Ball, the Emperor's Ball, in St. Paul. He has provided support for The Singing Statesmen to perform at concerts in St. Paul, and for recording projects by the ensemble. The German American Heritage Foundation, established by Larson, also has provided scholarships to UW-Eau Claire students studying German.

The Larson gift to UW-Eau Claire is recognized as a contribution to Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's comprehensive campaign to benefit UW-Eau Claire's people and programs, which will conclude at the end of 2007.

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