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Carlson-Johannson Scholarships

2024 Carlson-Johannson Scholarship

Registration for the scholarship is now open. Deadline: March 11, 2024. Follow the links below.

Each year the Rochester Hockey Foundation offers scholarships to Rochester high school senior hockey players. The scholar award is in honor of Arley Carlson and Ken Johannson, two hockey legends who played for the professional Rochester Mustang hockey team during the 1950s and 1960s. Both players are now enshrined in the Rochester Sports Hall of Fame.

Carlson and Johannson started hockey schools for youth hockey players in the old indoor Mayo Civic auditorium arena. In the first years of the program both men paid for the ice and facilities with their own funds. As the program matured it evolved into a Foundation that supported capital improvements at Graham Arena and the Recreation Center, and provided grants to high school seniors for scholarships and all-star selection. Since 1976 more than 300 deserving hockey players have received this scholarship.


2023 Carlson-Johannson

Scholarship Winners


Jonah Ottman

Jack Ottman

Grace Oyen


Nick Weick

Mason Leimbek

Matt Siems

John Marshall

Adam Hegrenes

We encourage you to apply, as this will indeed be an honor. The criteria used by the selection committee in awarding scholarships will be:


Scholastic Standing– The player’s high school record indicates the potential to succeed academically in college.


Character– The player’s coach and a teacher recommend the player as a deserving individual.


Contribution– The player has contributed to Rochester hockey as a coach, counselor, referee, or has helped youth sports or the community in a beneficial manner.

These attributes should be detailed in your personal statement.


The deadline for applications is March 11, 2024. Questions can be referred to Mike McCormack, Foundation Scholarship Administrator, (507) 202-5019

(if no answer, please send a text message) or email Debbie Colgan,


Return all materials to:

Rochester Hockey Foundation
c/o Debbie Colgan
2605 Crest Ln SW
Rochester, MN 55902

See our Contributions page for information on how you can help support our scholarships.

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