Cologne Academy student wins Mayer Lutheran scholarship

Grace Cushman, an eighth grader at Cologne Academy, was recently selected as the winner of the Cologne Academy Scholarship to attend Mayer Lutheran High School. This all-expense paid, four-year scholarship will enable Cushman to study at Mayer Lutheran High School with her anticipated graduation date of 2018.
Cushman was one of three entrants for the scholarship. Each applicant needed to attend a shadow day at the school, have a parent tour the campus, meet with the Admissions Director, and apply for enrollment at the school located in Carver County. A drawing was held at Cologne Academy on Feb. 28 and Cushman’s was the first name chosen by Lynn G. Peterson, the principal at Cologne Academy, as students from the seventh and eighth grade looked on.
“I am so excited to win the scholarship to attend Mayer Lutheran High School,” Cushman said. “Because of the school’s generosity, I will be able to study in a Christian school. I can’t wait!”
“We are grateful for this opportunity for Grace,” added Cushman’s mom, Jody. “Having her at Mayer means a great deal to us and we are eager to watch her learn and grow over these next four years.”
“All the candidates are awesome kids and we are so honored that they would apply to come to Mayer,” explained Dan Perrel, the school’s Director of Admissions. “We know that they will be a great blessing to our school next year and that Cologne Academy students will be wonderful members of our community as we hope to offer this scholarship for years to come.”
For more information, contact MLHS at (952) 657-2251, go to, or visit Facebook (  and Twitter at ([email protected]).