The Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club is so very proud to announce the endowment of the Gordy Jensen Memorial Scholarship through the Redwood Area Education Foundation.
A $10,000 endowment was given to the Redwood Area Education Foundation in January of 2020 on behalf of the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club, the families of Tom Morley and Matt Morley and a collection of funds in memory of Gordy given to the Sportsmen’s Club at his celebration of life. This endowment will allow for at least one $500 scholarship to be given each year to a Redwood Valley High School graduate persuing a post-secondary education with conservation in mind.
Who was Gordy Jensen
Gordy Jensen was a man that took on the responsibility of ensuring conservation; conservation of our environment and conservation of our shooting heritage. He continually put in the hard work to always be making steps towards these things.
Gordy was instrumental in the success of the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club, an organization that keeps and maintains shooting sports, hunting and conservation activities in and around the little slice of heaven that makes up the range on the West side of Redwood Falls. In addition to the Sportsmen’s Club, you’d often find Gordy supporting any number of local conservation groups throughout Redwood and Renville counties including Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. Conserving our shooting heritage meant many different things to Gordy. It meant organizing trap nights, helping out with youth shooting sports and helping kids try their hand at hunting.
Gordy did a lot of great work for our community. Today, the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club and the families of Tom Morley and Matt Morley would like to honor Gordy’s memory by announcing the Gordy Jensen Memorial Scholarship. This endowed scholarship through the Redwood Area Education Foundation will honor Gordy’s memory by helping area students to pursue higher education in conservation.
This scholarship is for high school students. Students will be asked if they’ve been active in shooting sports and to provide a short essay sharing their experiences and background that demonstrate their dedication to conservation. Applications are now being accepted for 2020 and must be completed by March 16th, 2020. Visit redwood.dollarsforscholars.org to apply.