Itasca supporter Max Quaas and his wife Linda have established the Red-Shouldered Hawk Scholarship at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories with a $25,000 gift to the University of Minnesota Foundation. Named after an endangered species found in Itasca State Park, the scholarship will provide funding to undergraduates taking summer courses at Itasca. Max and Linda both grew up in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. Max did his family practice residency at Fairview St. Mary’s in Minneapolis as part of the University of Minnesota family medicine program. Linda taught elementary school. They have lived in Decorah, Iowa for 35 years. Max was introduced to the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories by Professor Muir Eaton, who teaches Ornithology at the station during the summer session. For more about Itasca scholarships check out the Itasca scholarships page.