PGA WORKS Scholarship Recipients Announcement

PGA WORKS Scholarship Recipients Announcement

May 01, 2019 by Charles Dillahunt

Students at Coastal Carolina, Maryland Eastern Shore, Methodist, Nebraska–Lincoln, New Mexico State and UNLV Earn $8,000 Scholarships

PGA REACH Announces 2019-2020 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Recipients.
 
Students at Coastal Carolina, Maryland Eastern Shore, Methodist, 
Nebraska–Lincoln, New Mexico State and UNLV Earn $8,000 Scholarships 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – PGA REACH has awarded scholarships to 10 students through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 academic school year. These $8,000 scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds, who are pursuing PGA Membership through PGA Golf Management University Programs nationwide.

The PGA WORKS initiative is designed to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce and the PGA of America’s Membership. Scholarship recipients will pursue fulltime undergraduate studies at one of the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management Universities during the 2019-2020 academic year, with an ultimate goal of obtaining PGA Membership.

“PGA REACH is proud to award these outstanding students with a PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship, as they pursue their dream of earning PGA Membership and a college degree,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “We congratulate them for their academic success, and we’re delighted that they represent an exciting future for the game and our industry.”

Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of: Academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors and work experience; a statement of goals and aspirations; unusual personal or family circumstances; an outside appraisal; demonstrated active participation in the game of golf; and playing ability.

The 2019-2020 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program recipients:

Addison Blome
Simpsonville, South Carolina 
Coastal Carolina University 
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2020

Macrae Conrad 
New Holland, Ohio
Methodist University 
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2021

Brianna Fleming
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Coastal Carolina University
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2022

Brandon Garcia
League City, Texas
Sam Houston State University
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2020

Elizabeth Hildebrandt
Brookings, South Dakota
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2022

Mariah Kuranga
Decatur, Georgia
Methodist University
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2021

Young Lee
Mount Airy, Maryland
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2020

Luka Van der Merwe
Yakima, Washington
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2021

Devyn Olds
Lee, Massachusetts
Coastal Carolina University
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2020

Yuqin Xu
Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico State University
PGA Golf Management University Program Class of 2020 

To ensure success and perpetuity of the program, as well as objectivity in the selection process, PGA REACH retained Scholarship America as a third-party administrator. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

About PGA REACH
PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. For more information on PGA REACH, visit PGAREACH.org.

About PGA WORKS
PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Funded by PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry. For more information, visit PGAREACH.org, follow @PGAWORKS on Twitter, and find us on Instagram and Facebook.

About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of PGA Professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGA on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

Contact:
Michael Abramowitz PGA of America 561-624-8458 mabramowitz@pgahq.com