DURHAM, N.H. — Two University of New Hampshire alumni who grew up in the North Country have given an additional $1 million in scholarships for Berlin High School students who’ve been accepted to the university.

Craig and Linda Rydin both grew up in Berlin. For the past 10 years, their scholarship money has been awarded to 20 qualified graduating seniors from Berlin High School, which includes students from Berlin and the surrounding towns of Milan, Dummer and Errol. It is a need-based scholarship.

Craig Rydin is operating partner at LNK Partners, a private equity firm. He was previously chair and CEO of The Yankee Candle Company, and prior to that had spent 22 years with the Campbell Soup Company. Linda Rydin has worked at several organization including Physicians Health Services, Continental Forest Industries and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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