Charleston, S.C. – The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has awarded Don Rossi Scholarships to four students pursuing degrees in golf-related fields. Chosen from a large highly-qualified pool of applicants, this year’s four scholarship recipients are Michelle Reyes, a rising junior at Florida Gulf Coast University, Nicholas Stewart, a rising senior at N.C. State University, Maxwell Bancker and Ian Stirt, both rising seniors at Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Don Rossi Scholarship Fund was created in 1993 by the National Golf Course Owners Association, based in Charleston, S.C. The scholarship is for college juniors and seniors who are majoring in Sports Administration, Golf Enterprise Management or Sports Management, and who intend to pursue a career in a golf-related field. This year’s scholarships total $7,500, and winners were chosen from applicants from 25 colleges and universities throughout the country. Since the program began awarding scholarship funds in 1999, more than $109,000 has been given to deserving candidates.
“We are proud to support the education of young men and women who are excited about careers in our industry,” said Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of the NGCOA. “We’re pleased to make this scholarship available to such deserving students.”
In addition to helping establish the NGCOA, Don Rossi served as president of the National Golf Foundation and was executive director of the Golf Course Builders Association of America. Rossi passed away in 1990. For more information on the Don Rossi Scholarship, visit coastalcommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/don-rossi-scholarship or contact Caroline Rakar, Director of Grantmaking and Scholarships at Coastal Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-793-6120.
About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. Learn more at ngcoa.org or call 800-933-4262.
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