Named Scholarships

Named Scholarship Overview

Named scholarships honor donors who have committed to prolonged sustainment of the scholarship program. Scholars selected as named scholars exemplify traits described in each scholarship description.

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Livingston Family Scholarship

The Livingston Family Foundation recognizes an athletic individual who exemplifies qualities that others respect.  This leader is honorable, hardworking, positive and remains committed to their vision despite life’s challenges.  He or she demonstrates enthusiasm and is persistent in accomplishing goals in school, the community or workplace.

The Jim Duff Scholarship 

The Jim Duff Scholar embodies the traits of an honorable golfer. This scholar plays the game with courtesy and integrity, knows the Rules of the game, and maintains a good pace on the course. He or she demonstrates etiquette on and off the course and knows that golf is a sport and a social activity that lasts a lifetime. These scholars will utilize the game to pursue a higher education and a better life for themselves.    

SCGA President’s Named Scholarship

The SCGA Presidents Scholarship, granted by the SCGA Foundation, recognizes an individual who exemplifies leadership qualities and has excelled on the golf course. The SCGA Presidents Scholarship honors an accomplished high school golfer who demonstrates initiative, leadership and accountability in his/her community, school or workplace as well as a strong sense of social awareness. These qualities reflect traits our SCGA Presidents have possessed since the founding of the association in 1899.  

COPi Cup Scholarship 

The COPi Cup Scholar embodies the traits of competition, camaraderie, and charity. This scholar plays the game as a competitor, but also enjoys the social aspects. He or she demonstrates a significant dedication to charity through both golf and in his or her community.


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 pursing 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 game of golf and aspire to lead others. 


Friends of Golf Scholarship  

The Friends of Golf (FOG) Scholarship is presented annually to an SCGA Junior participant who represents their mission of growing the game and being of a charitable heart.  This participant has been actively involved with SCGA Junior and has utilized their passion for the game to give back to golf and to the community.  This individual will have clearly demonstrated the values of hard work, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership as well as a love for the game of golf.  Finally, the individual will have performed well in the classroom and shown a commitment to pursue a college degreePriority for this scholarship is given to those involved with the instruction program and who have significant financial need. 

Livingston Scholars:

2011-Wally Gonzalez

2011-Grisell Medina

2012- Ezequiel Jauregui

2013- Sachi Hamada

2014- Rachel Chandler

2015- Stephanie Gonzalez

2016- Allan Sander

2017- Stephanie Fernandez

2018- Dana Bryant

2019- Jacob Lewis

2020- Skylar Graham

2021- Yuliana Chavez

2022- Kyla Coaxum

2023 – Nathan Zet

Jim Duff Scholars:

2015- Elise Polk, Savannah Knox, Jamie Harada, Lauren Fesler

2016- Savannah Knox, Jamie Harada, Lauren Fesler, Amber Christensen

2017- Jamie Harada, Lauren Fesler, Amber Christensen, Hansel Suharli

2018- Lauren Fesler, Amber Christensen, Hansel Suharli, Salvador Hinojosa

2019- Amber Christensen, Salvador Hinojosa, Hannah Hernandez, Jennifer Queller

2020- Salvador Hinojosa, Hannah Hernandez, Jennifer Queller, Kirsten Lindner

2021- Salvador Hinojosa, Hannah Hernandez, Kirsten Lindner, Evan Chien

2022- Hannah Hernandez, Kirsten Lindner, Evan Chien, Brandon Salas

2023 – Luke Johnson

SCGA Presidents’ Scholars:

2012- Jorgeo Catolico

2013- Carolane Gariepy

2014- Georgia Lacey

2015- Nicholas Moreno

2016- Michael Nguyen

2017- Mark Williams

2018- Elizabeth Wang

2019- Emilie Nguyen

2020- Ryan Ruaysungnoen

2021- Evan Reyes

2022- Madison Stout

2023 – Diego Soto

Friends of Golf Scholars:

2016- Steven Torres

2017- Matthew Carungay

2018- Diamond Lew

2019- Jetty Sivongsay

2020- Shani Waite

2021- Sophia Sandoval

2022- Joshlyn Ayala

2023 –Mitzi Duarte

COPi Cup Scholars:

2014- Alec Spencer

2015- Samantha Rocha

2016- Marni Murez

2017- Alyaa Abdulghany

2018- Calista Reyes

2019- Juliette Ruaux

2020- Derek Ban

2021- Alan Pham

2022- Michelle Cheng

2023 – Sophia Martinez

Deb Long Scholars

2019- Jasmine Lew

2020- Ashleigh Park

2021- Elisa Gomez

2022- Madalyn Nguyen

2023 – Sophia Soto