THE AHEAD MAPGA-APA APPRENTICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
To encourage initiative and high achievement of PGA apprentices in the PGA Professional Golf Management program (PGA PGM program), the AHEAD Headgear Company has generously supported this program. Since this fund is part of the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity, it is the desire and goal of the Section Board of Directors to have this program’s fund grow through additional donations enabling AHEAD Apprentice Scholarships to be awarded in perpetuity. To be eligible, an apprentice must be a member of the MAPGA Assistant Professional Association (APA) among other criteria. On a calendar year basis, several scholarships (for 2009 there will be a minimum of four at each level for $500 each) will be awarded to the top achievers, based on scores from the “Knowledge Test” at each of the three PGA PGM program checkpoint levels. Scores used are original test scores only. Retakes are not eligible. If there is a tie for the final scholarship at any level, that money will be split accordingly. The specific number of scholarships and dollar amounts to be awarded in future years will be based on the “financial health” of the scholarship fund and announced in the fall of the year. The Scholarship recipients will be notified and announced in January of the following year. For complete eligibility requirements, please contact the Section’s A-8 Director or the MAPGA’s Membership Director (540-720-7420 ext.126).
THE NATIONAL PGA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Resourced through the PGA Financial Assistance Fund, this program provides scholarships to children, grandchildren, stepchildren and adopted children of living or deceased PGA members. Applications must be completed online at PGALinks.com by 5:00 p.m. EST, March 1st of each year. This scholarship is for college students and high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university. Graduate students are not eligible. Click here for the current PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program Fact Sheet.
THE BILL DECK-FRED FUNK MAPGA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
After the selection of the Section winner(s) for the National PGA Scholarship Program, the remaining applicants are eligible for the Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarship. This scholarship is for college students and high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university. Graduate students are not eligible. The MAPGA’s Scholarship Committee will make the selection(s) and the scholarship(s) will be awarded in June of each year. Since this fund is also part of the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation (a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity), the Section Board of Directors is hopeful that donations will be made to this fund in order to grow it to a level enabling Bill Deck-Fred Funk MAPGA Family Scholarships to be awarded in perpetuity.
THE TONY MARLOWE JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A donation by Tina and Wally Uihlein enabled the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation to create the Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship in honor of Tina’s late father, MAPGA Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Tony Marlowe. The Tony Marlowe Junior Scholarship fund will provide scholarships to MAPGA junior golfers to be used toward their college education. Scholarships will be based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and on-course etiquette. For more information, contact the Bob Heintz, at (540) 720-7420 x128.