This Scholarship honors the memory of Charles P. Stryker, former St. Paul United Girls Head Coach, lifelong hockey player and youth coach, and girls’ hockey advocate. Charlie was known as a man of compassion and integrity. He was an early leader with the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association having served as the Executive Secretary and as the co-founder and developer of today’s Junior Festival. He valued the traits of sportsmanship and team play in hockey, and this scholarship strives to promote those values so important to Charlie. One annual scholarship of $1000.00 will be awarded. This is a one time award and will not be deferred.
Beth Olson - Warroad High School
Beth Olson from Warroad High School was named the 2011 Charlie Stryker Scholarship recipient. She is currently enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Laurel Miller- Totino-Grace HS
Laurel Miller from Totino-Grace High School in Fridley was the recipient of the 2010 Charlie Stryker Scholarship Award. She is now attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Nicole Neumann - Bloomington Jefferson HS
Nicole Neumann from Bloomington Jefferson High School was named the 2009 Charlie Stryker Memorial Scholarship recipient. Nicole is currently enrolled at the St. Thomas University in St. Paul.
2013 marks the eighth year the Charlie Stryker Scholarship has been awarded. A Selection Committee composed of current girls high school hockey coaches and the Stryker family fielded applications representing teams from across the state. Committee members evaluated applications based on two criteria established by the Stryker family: sportsmanship and team play. The MGHCA will continue to award the scholarship annually in the form of a $1,000.00 one-time gift to the future college of the selected recipient.
The Charlie Stryker Scholarship honors the memory of former St. Paul United coach and girls’ hockey advocate Charles P. Stryker. A standout hockey player at St. Paul Academy and later Williams College, Charlie coached high school boys’ hockey at St. Paul Academy, and served as head coach of the St. Paul United girls’ high school hockey team from 1997 until his sudden death of a heart attack in 2003. He was an early leader with the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association having served as the Executive Secretary and as the cofounder and developer of today’s Junior Festival. A man of compassion and integrity, Charlie highly valued the traits of sportsmanship and team play in hockey, and this Scholarship strives to recognize these values as displayed by Minnesota girls’ high school hockey players in honor of his memory.
Previous Charlie Stryker Scholarship Recipients:
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Chair, Charlie Stryker Scholarship Committee
Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association