For the past 13 years, the MHSRA Alumni Foundation has awarded
over $34,000 in scholarship money. It has gifted two annual scholarships to a
graduating cowgirl and cowboy who is
pursuing secondary education. The Scholarships are gifted in memory of a past
Minnesota High School Alumni who made significant contributions to the sport of
rodeo in this state. The alumni scholarships are voted on annually. Some of the
past scholarships have been given in memory of Victor Kohlnhofer, Norm Nelson,
Paul Otto, Ken Carlson, Ken Rehbein, Gary Bose, Jerry Zins, Bud Sandberg,
Martha Mooney, Susan (Aus) Hammer, Wally Steiner and Tim Baer.
The contestants who receive the scholarship go through an interview
process during the State Finals and are selected based on pre-determined
criteria in five areas.