On Sunday, June 25 the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation hosted its annual Scholar Dinner at Pacific Palms Resort. This banquet celebrates incoming, current and graduating scholars and creates networking opportunities for families and Foundation supporters.

Over the past decade, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships. This year was record-breaking, as the $225,000 awarded to 48 scholars pursuing higher education marks the highest amount given to date.

The Class of 2027, 16 first year’s in total, features scholars with interest in geology, medicine, fashion and entrepreneurship. Despite their distinctive interests, they all have common ground in their love for the game of golf and passion to give back to their communities.

With 150 individuals in attendance, the ballroom was buzzing with laughter, advice and positive energy. The upperclassmen were quick to share encouragement with the first-year students while the empty nest parents assured their peers that their kids will call them every once in a while. All bonded through their mutual enthusiasm for a new beginning.

The Foundation is especially proud of the 13 scholars who have now graduated. Enduring a particularly unique college experience, these individuals navigated the challenges of the pandemic and proved their resilience and dedication to higher education. While no longer scholars, these young adults are still a part of the Junior Golf Foundation Family and will be invited to attend as alumni in the future!

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