Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation to Announce High School Scholarship Winners from McDonogh 15

Event Scheduled for Friday, April 24, 10.00a CT at McDonogh 15 in the French Quarter


Event Scheduled for Friday, April 24, 10.00a CT at McDonogh 15 in the French Quarter

WHO:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) will announce the three eighth-grade students who have won four-year high school scholarships provided by the Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (CTF).  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 24, at McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts (McDonogh 15) in New Orleans, La., starting at 10.00a Central Time (CT).

WHAT:
Each year, three $15,000 scholarships are awarded to the three best-in-class students from McDonogh 15 - one based on academic performance, one for achievement in the visual arts, and one for proficiency in the musical arts.  This year, nine scholarship finalists were chosen from a group of 25 applicants who were required to complete a scholarship application as well as submit a 100-word essay outlining their educational and career goals.  The finalists were then interviewed by a panel of Konica Minolta and New Orleans city representatives on March 27.

The scholarship initiative is conducted through the CTF, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Konica Minolta that focuses its efforts on the creation of more colorful tomorrows for children.  For the students of KIPP McDonogh 15, the scholarships are providing them with the opportunity to attend private, college-preparatory high schools that will prepare them for higher education as part of the CTF's ongoing commitment to the City of New Orleans and the students of McDonogh 15.  Past winners of the Colorful Tomorrow Foundation scholarships are currently attending Isidore Newman School, Ursuline Academy, Metairie Park Country Day School, and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

Representatives from Konica Minolta and McDonogh 15 will be available for interview requests.

WHERE:
McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
721 St. Philip Street
New Orleans, La. 70116

WHEN:
Friday, April 24, 2009
10.00a - 11.00a CT

CONTACT:
To schedule an interview with a Konica Minolta and/or McDonogh 15 representative, please contact Nicole Czarnecki at 781.782.5762 or
Nicole_Czarnecki@lpp.com.

About Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation
Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation (CTF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established under the laws of the State of New Jersey.  Members of the management team of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. serve as CTF's Trustees and Officers voluntarily and without compensation.

CTF's mission is to provide opportunities to create colorful and better tomorrows for children.  The CTF looks to partner with organizations that contribute to society in a number of key areas, all of which are focused on children.  Specifically, the CTF supports efforts that prepare children (18 years or younger)
for a stronger future, especially in those communities where Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. conducts business.

The CTF aligns itself with Konica Minolta's leading role in the imaging and networking technology markets to support efforts that create opportunities for all students - especially those interested in the creative arts and computer technology education.  Additionally, the CTF supports disaster relief efforts, protection of the environment, and efforts to improve health and medical care for children.  For more information, please visit www.colorfultomorrow.org.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit
www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

About KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts
KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts was opened by the nonprofit KIPP New Orleans Schools in the summer of 2006 to serve the students of a rebuilding New Orleans.  KIPP McDonogh 15 is an open-enrollment public charter school that unites a rigorous college-preparatory academic experience and a focus on the creative arts with positive character education.  The school is part of the nationally acclaimed KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of schools and is one of three local KIPP New Orleans schools.  By 2010, there will be five KIPP New Orleans schools that will serve over 2,200 students.  For more information, please visit
www.mcdonogh15.org.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicamsinolta.us

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Nicole Czarnecki
Lois Paul & Partners
+1 781.782.5762
Nicole_Czarnecki@lpp.com

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