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Roller Skating Foundation Scholarships

The Roller Skating Foundation typically offers scholarships to students each year.
Questions? Contact the Foundation President, Rock Allman, at rockallman@aol.com

Following are the winners of the RSF Scholarship for 2018


Each year, the Roller Skating Foundation awards scholarships to deserving applicants who are children or employees of RSA member owner/operators, or RSA affiliate members. Seeking Foundation scholarships for the Fall of 2018, a total of seventeen candidates submitted applications from thirteen states. Each application was carefully reviewed for completeness and content. These applicants are an exceptional group and all are worthy of consideration. The decision making process was time consuming and challenging.

We are proud to announce the following award recipients:
Receiving a $4000 Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship: Paige Harper Dixon, Amelia, OH
Paige is the daughter of RSA member, Lois Jean Harper, (Castle Skateland, Loveland, Ohio) and granddaughter of Darrell and Lois Harper (Beechmont Rollarena, Florence Fun Dome, Castle Skateland, Cincinnati, Ohio area).
Currently attending West Clermont High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, Paige is scheduled to graduate this year and has been accepted to attend the University of Cincinnati, where she intends to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her goal is to attain a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. In addition to being an accomplished competitive skater, Paige has excelled in her academic pursuits and engaged in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including Special Olympics. Paige maintains a passion for dancing.

Receiving a $2000 Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship: Justin Dwayne Johnson, Owasso, OK
Justin is the son of RSA members, Robert and Tammy Johnson, (Wheels and Thrills, Owasso, Oklahoma)
Currently attending Owasso High School, Owasso, Oklahoma, Justin is scheduled to graduate this year and has been accepted to attend Newman University, Wichita, Kansas. At the time of his application, Justin had yet to declare a major, but expressed he is likely to pursue a degree in Accounting. His ultimate goal is to graduate college, then enroll in the Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen Academy. In addition to being an active and engaged employee in skating, Justin has managed to maintain excellence in his academics, find time to wrestle competitively, and even serve as captain of his wrestling team. Justin has also earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout.

The Roller Skating Foundation Board of Directors later met again and unanimously approved the awarding of one additional scholarship for 2018. This scholarship is in the amount of $2000, and is in addition to the two scholarships already awarded, in the amounts of $4000 and $2000.

 We are proud to announce the following award recipient:

Receiving a $2000 Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship: Katie Jane Amdahl, St. Cloud, MN
Katie is employed by RSA Members, Jon, Sue, and Jeff Jackson (Skatin’ Place, St. Cloud, Minnesota).
Currently attending Technical High School, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Katie is scheduled to graduate this year and has been accepted to attend the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At the time of her application, Katie had not yet declared a major. Her goal is to pursue a career in International Business. While handling a rigorous course load, Katie has maintained academic excellence throughout all four years of high school. In addition to school and working part time, Katie has managed to participate in Chamber Choir, serve as Captain of her Studio Dance Team, and stay active within her church community, among many other academic, cultural, and civic activities.
In a recent letter submitted by Katie, she thanks the Foundation for their continued aid in the goal of assisting her with furthering her education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These funds helped her feel much more secure in her finances for the upcoming fall and she is “grateful that with your help I will be able to focus and prioritize my studies.”

We hope you will join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s scholarships. Please look for the 2019 Roller Skating Foundation Scholarship Form to be on the website soon!