Two teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Hanson Scholarship Fund to further their own graduate school education.
Recipients are Lisa Carlson, an ESL teacher at Vista View Elementary, and Abby Young, a language arts teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School.
The scholarships are presented by the Hanson Scholarship Fund each year to teachers who are also extra-curricular advisors or coaches while furthering their own education. In addition to the teacher scholarships, the fund also provides numerous scholarships to graduating seniors at Burnsville High School.
"Congratulations to these teachers who are recipients of Hanson scholarships this year," said Superintendent Cindy Amoroso. "We greatly appreciate the financial support of the Hanson Scholarship Fund for our teachers and students as they further their education. This is a wonderful way to honor the memory and legacy of Dick Hanson."
Dick Hanson retired in 1994 after 33 years as an inspirational teacher and 25 years as the head football coach at Burnsville High School. After his retirement, former players and students began giving scholarships in his name to both students and teachers.
A major fundraiser for scholarships is the 24th annual golf tournament, which will take place on Monday, July 30, at Brackett's Crossing Country Club. Online registration is at www.hansonscholarshipfund.org.