Applications are now available for the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund. Ten Vermont scholars will be selected to receive $1,000 a year for up to four years while attending a college in pursuit of a degree. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, financial need and a demonstrated interest in golf.
Applications must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
Must be a resident of the state of Vermont and a senior in a Vermont, Hanover, N.H., or Granville, N.Y., high school.
Must be in the top 40 percent of his/her graduating class or have a G.P.A. of at least 80.0 and a minimum combined SAT score of 1,500.
Must demonstrate financial need.
Must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or technical school of university grade.
Must have a connection to the game of golf such as competing on the golf team or working at a golf course.
In addition to the annual Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund award, the VGA will also be presenting a special scholarship this year in memory Carly Ferro, a Rutland High School senior and golf team member who was struck by a car and killed in September. This scholarship will be $1,500 annually for four years. The successful applicant will demonstrate a sincere love for golf and dedication to community service, as well as intent to attend a college in Vermont.
Applications are due no later than April 20.
The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund was established in 1963 to provide financial aid to help young Vermont men and women further their education with money donated by Vermont golfers. Since its inception, the VGA Scholarship Fund has dispensed over $1,000,000 to over 400 Vermont scholars.
For more information or to download an application, visit the Vermont Golf Association website at www.vtga.org.