It takes a special person to be a teacher, but it takes a truly passionate individual to be a great one. Great teachers are people who continually strive to make a difference with every student that walk into their lives through dedicated time spent and mentoring. Our organization's goal is to take a unique approach in making a difference in our education system by looking to help talented students and teachers excel by providing scholarships to outstanding individuals that are looking to pursue or further their education in a teaching degree.
The Hanson Scholarship Fund was started in honor of -Dick Hanson, a former Burnsville High School Math Teacher, Football Coach and a perfect example of a "Great Teacher". This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hanson Scholarship Fund golf tournament; an event held to raise money for providing scholarships to 3 outstanding teachers and 8 dedicated students from 6 metro- area schools looking to pursue a career in education.