Scholarship program aids children and grandchildren of association members
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its LegacyAwards program.
To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) and supported by Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.
“GCSAA strives to not only improve the careers of our members, but to make a difference in their lives,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “With the support of the EIFG and Syngenta, the Legacy Awards help ease the cost of higher education for our members’ families.”
The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.
“Syngenta is proud to be a part of the Legacy Awards because it has always been a way for us to give back the golf course superintendents, who give so much of themselves to the golf industry,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf marketing manager for Syngenta.
2018 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (graduating high school seniors)
Lindsey Adams, Massasoit Community College
Parent: Jason Adams, superintendent at Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass.
Maggie Cincotta, Baylor University
Parent: Sean Cincotta, CGCS at Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Hills, Calif.
Sarah Franceschini, Flagler College
Parent: Frank Franceschini, superintendent at Indian Island Golf Course, Riverhead, N.Y.
Brett Johnson, Lake Superior College
Parent: Steven Johnson, CGCS at Voyager Village Golf Club, Danbury, Wis.
Kenneth Kresina, Ohio State University
Parent: Keith Kresina, superintendent at The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio
Grant Naudet, University of Kansas
Parent: Paul Naudet, superintendent at The Club at Porto Cima, Lake Ozark, Mo.
Matthew Perconti, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Parent: David Perconti, superintendent at Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor, Maine
Megan Reed, Brown University
Parent: Eric J. Reed, CGCS at Valley Country Club, Sugarloaf, Pa.
Sadie Richau, Western Carolina University
Parent: Steve Richau, superintendent at Pinewood Country Cub in Asheboro, N.C.
Taylor Singh, Chapman University
Grandparent: Santokh ‘Sam’ Singh, deceased
2018 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (college students)
Asheley Crabtree, George Fox University
Parent: Jeffrey Crabtree, superintendent at Oak Knoll Golf Course, Independence, Ore.
Kathryn Dettmer, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Parent: David Dettmer, CGCS, at Green Resource, Colfax, N.C.
Evan Hammon, University of Michigan
Parent: Steve Hammon, Parent, superintendent at Traverse City (Mich.) Golf & Country Club
Megan Lowrie, Oklahoma State University
Parent: Brian Lowrie, superintendent at John Conrad Golf Course, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Janie Oelmann, Auburn University
Parent: Jeff Oelmann, CGCS at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National, Opelika, Ala.
Madisen Prasek, University of South Dakota
Parent: Gordon Prasek, superintendent at Jamestown Country Club, Jamestown, N.D.
Trevor Roznowski, Ferris State University
Parent: Jason Roznowski, superintendent at Red Hawk Golf Club, East Tawas, Mich.
Kyra Schell, Villanova University
Parent: Duane Schell, superintendent at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, Pa.
Mitchell VanHerwynen, University of Wisconsin
Parent: Son of John R. Kotoski, CGCS, River Run Golf Club, Berlin, Md.
Laura Sowatsky, Wittenberg University(Springfield, Ohio)
Parent: Jim VanHerwynen, CGCS at South Hills Golf and Country Club, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Margaret Warner, University of South Carolina
Parent: Robert Warner, retired
About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org,or find us on Facebookor Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at GCMonline.com.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org, or find us on Facebookor Twitter.
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