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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:

  • 2012

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    Nick Christie, Missouri Baptist Univbersity

    2012 - Nick Christie
  • 2011

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    Katie Burnett, William Penn College, Iowa

    2011 - Katie Burnett
  • 2010

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    Katie Burnett, William Penn College, Iowa

    2010 - Katie Burnett
  • 2009

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

    2009 - Chris Tegtmeier
  • 2009

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

    2009 - Miranda Melville
  • 2008

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    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

    Lauren Forgues
  • 2008

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

    2009 - Chirs Tegtmeier
  • 2007

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

    Maria Michta
  • 2006

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

    Patrick Stroupe
  • 2005

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

    Maria Michta
  • 2004

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    Anne Favoloise, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
    Olympic Trials Qualifier

    Anne Favoloise