The Deb Long Endowment Fund for Girls Golf
The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation is proud to continue the legacy of the WSCGA Foundation and the passion of Deb Long through support of girls golf and college scholarships. More then 1,500 girls participate in programming annually, which includes affordable access, instruction, mentor outings and educational opportunities. In addition, SCGA Junior launched two LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapters that enables girls to learn, practice and play all in a comfortable, safe environment led by female instructors and coaches.
The SCGA Scholarship Program awards $175,000 annually to active program members to pursue higher education. In 2019, the scholarship committee chose to name a new member of its scholarship class in Deb’s memory (description and scholar information below). Deb’s dedication to supporting girls through the pursuit of the game was unparalleled and she was a mentor and role model to many. It is our goal to create an endowment fund to continue the annual naming of this scholarship and grow the number of girls who participate in our programs.
Establishing the Fund: Our goal is to identify clubs and individuals that are willing to commit to raising money annually in support of this effort. Half of all funds will be utilized annually to support SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Girls Golf programming and the Deb Long Scholarship, which will provide college funding for at least one female graduating high school annually. The remaining funds will be placed in a permanently endowed fund to support the Deb Long Scholarship in perpetuity.
Deb Long Scholar: This scholarship is named in honor of SCGA team member, life-long golfer and advocate for women and girls in golf, Deb Long. This scholar is a female of need who will honor Deb’s memory by pursuing higher education with the intent to give back to her community. She will have a passion not only for her golf game but for the growth of the game and aspire to lead others. She is a competitor, but also enjoys the game socially and adheres to the rules, etiquette and values that the game provides.
2019: Jasmine Lew
Jasmine graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles where she had a 4.35 GPA. Now a freshman at UC Berkeley, Jasmine plans to study business while competing on the women’s golf team. She boasts a +2.2 HI and her accomplishments have included being a two-time CIF LA City Section Champion, AJGA Champion, selection for the 2018 SCPGA Challenge Cup and qualifier for the 2018 US Girls Junior Championship and 2019 US Women’s Four-Ball. SCGA Junior selected Jasmine to participate in the Merrins Legacy Program and she was also selected to participate in the annual Friends of Golf tournament clinic at Bel-Air CC, hitting balls alongside PGA Tour great Dustin Johnson.