The SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to help youth continue their education in college or vocational school.
Over the past decade, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships. Every scholar class encompasses individuals who are role models in their community, hard workers at school and who have grown in character through their experiences with golf.
Each year, a reception is held for scholars to come together after their first semester and network with their peers, Foundation staff, the Scholarship Committee and other guests in attendance. January’s reception at Old Ranch CC was the first in-person iteration since the pandemic forced us into a virtual world, and the positive energy in the room showed it.
The event also serves as an opportunity for scholars to practice their public speaking skills. Required to give a short speech to all in attendance, scholars spend a few minutes each sharing updates from their fall semesters, including academic experiences, time spent on the golf course, challenges faced and what they’re looking forward to in their spring semesters.
Everyone in the room enjoyed the chance to connect, catch up and show support for each other.
On behalf of the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation, we wish our scholars the best with the remainder of the school year and look forward to reuniting in June!