Camille Kuznik, Eleanor Hudepohl and Katherine Lemke are the winners of the 2020 Maureen J. Garrity Scholarship for Women, established to support the education of women who participate in the Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships.
Camille, 17, is from Orono, MN, and is entering her Senior year at Orono High School. She plans to play college golf on the Division 1 level, while continuing her studies in art and design. She will receive $2000.
Eleanor, 17, from Cincinnati, OH, is a committed and dedicated golfer with interests in the STEM fields, and will receive $500.
Katherine, 17, from Geneva, IL, plans to play college golf while majoring in a STEM subject, preferably engineering, and will receive $500.
“Each of these recipients described life lessons learned on the golf course that support their academic achievements and their desire to be of service to their communities,” stated one of the Scholarship committee members.
Dr. Garrity spent 34 years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and was particularly impactful in supporting student-led programs on leadership, community service, and social determinants of health.
She was a long-time supporter and volunteer with Pepsi Little People’s, winning the 2017 Little People’s Volunteer of the Year Award. She passed away in December of 2018 after a long battle with cancer.
The MJG Scholarship is ongoing and will be available to young women who will be graduating in 2021 or 2022 and who will be participating in the 2021 Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships. To apply, each applicant must submit a current high school transcript and write a personal essay describing herself, her career aspirations, and her community service activities.
About Pepsi Little People’s
The Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships is an international junior golf competition for boys and girls aged 3 through 18. The 48th annual tournament will be held June 21-23 2021, at two golf courses in Quincy, IL, USA. Competition is held in seven age division for boys and seven age divisions for girls.