Al Heppner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Our Programs

The Al Heppner Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2004, is dedicated to assisting upper class university or college students who have demonstrated significant promise as elite walkers who clearly have the potential to make the Olympic Trials and quite possibly the Olympics.  Ccollegiate athletes have been funded at $2,500 each since 2004. 

THE AL HEPPNER MEMORIAL FUND
 
In honor of Al Heppner, an outstanding athlete, journalist and person, an annual award will be made from the Al Heppner Memorial Fund to young athletes who best meet the qualifications set by the Fund's protocol. Set up as an endowment fund, it provides a permanent vehicle for members of the race walking community to aid young race walkers. For more information about the Fund, please see the Protocol and Application Form pages at this Web site.

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LIST OF RECIPIENTS
 
Those who have received Al Heppner Scholarship awards are:


2014 - Molly Joesph, Missouri Baptist University


2013 - Alex Chavez, Missouri Baptist University


2013 - Rachel Tylock, Mansfield College


2012 - Nick Christie, Missouri Baptist University


2011 - Katie Burnett, William Penn College, Iowa


2010 - Katie Burnett, William Penn College, Iowa


2009 - Chris Tegtmeier, SO Concordia
2008 NAIA Indoor National Champion, World Cup Team Member, Olympic Trials Qualifier


2009 - Miranda Melville, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Olympic Trials Qualifier, World Cup Team Member


2008 - Lauren Forgues, University of Phoenix
American Jr. Track and Field Championships Silver Medal winner, Pan-American Race Walking Cup Bronze Medal Winner, NACAC U-23 Track and Field Championships Silver Medal, Olympic Trials Qualifier


2008 - Chris Tegtmeier, SO Concordia
2008 NAIA Indoor National Champion, World Cup Team Member, Olympic Trials Qualifier


2007 - Maria Michta, CW Post University, NY
2010 US Indoor and Outdoor Champion, Pan-American Race Walking Cup Team Member


2006 - Patrick Stroupe, Central Methodist University, Missouri
NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Champion, Olympic Trials Qualifier, World Cup Team Member


2005 - Maria Michta, CW Post University, NY
2010 US Indoor and Outdoor Champion, Pan-American Race Walking Cup Team Member


2004 - Anne Favoloise, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
Olympic Trials Qualifier