PGA of America awards over $300,000 in scholarships to PGA Members' children and grandchildren

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America has announced a new cycle of national scholarship award recipients in conjunction with the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program. Marking the 30th anniversary of this program, scholarships were awarded to 128 students totaling $301,000.

Founded in 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program has awarded more than $6 million to more than 2,900 undergraduate students who are children and grandchildren of PGA members. To be considered for this scholarship, high school graduating seniors or current college students must meet a specific set of criteria, which includes carrying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4, and participating in extracurricular and/or community activities, among others. Up to 20 percent of funding will take into account the financial need of the student.

The program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education goals for children and grandchildren of PGA members. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through voluntary contributions from PGA members and other donors.

2015 National PGA Scholarship Recipients

John Cox Scholarship, $5,000
Jacquelyn Madison Butcher, Milford, Ohio, Ohio State University
Benjamin DeForest, Cottekill, N.Y., Lafayette College
Carly Dehlin, Draper, Utah, Utah Valley University
Emma Gray, Tuscaloosa, Ala., University of North Alabama
Alexa Graziani, Napa, Calif., Saint Mary's College
Jessica Gross, Athens, Ga., Berry University
Hallie Hancock, Eau Claire, Wis., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Alexis Marlatt, Liberty Lake, Wash., Boise State University
Jordan Marlatt, Liberty Lake, Wash., Eastern Washington University
Kaitlyn Nuckolls, Overland Park, Kan., University of Kansas
Kyle Robertson, Salem, Ore., Boise State University
Zachary Schuster, Norton, Mass., University of Tampa
Skyler Settles, Decatur, Ala., Auburn University
Julia Townsend, West Chester, Ohio, Purdue University
Diane Turner, Ridgefield, Conn., Brown University

Fred Brand Scholarship, $2,000
Lauryn Davidson, Vienna, W. Va., Marshall University

PGA Scholarship, $2,000
Natthanicha Allen, Seaside, Calif., Monterey Peninsula College
Danielle Bartling, Cumming, Ga., University of Georgia
Samantha Bernardo, Cortland, N.Y., Niagara University
McKenna Blean, Glendale, Ariz., Arizona State University
Meredith Bock, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., University of Florida
Kinsey Bonfilio, Boise, Idaho, Boise State University
Madalyn Borek, Lockport, N.Y., Union College
Joel Bowen, Wilsonville, Ore., Oregon State University
Tyler Bryan, Big Spring, Texas, Texas A&M University
Emilee Bubb, Havre De Grace, Md., Eastern University
Calvin Burton, Boise, Idaho, University of Idaho
Emily Coles, Atascadero, Calif., Point Loma Nazarene University
Kyle Compare, Palm City, Fla., Florida State University
Karly Conner, Spokane, Wash., University of Oregon
Brayden Connole, Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University
Kyle Cooper, Longs, S.C., Clemson University
Kevyn Cress, Concord, N.C., Appalachian State University
Devin Crooms, Lavonia, Ga., University of Georgia
Emilyne Danielson, Alexandria, Va., Virginia Tech
Patricia Davis, Traverse City, Mich., Michigan State University
David Dell, Simsbury, Conn., University of Connecticut
Nicole Diacik, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Ithaca College
Kate Drimel, St. Michael, Minn., University of St. Thomas
Jennifer Dupuis, Milford, N.H., Nashua Community College
Shaina Ekstrom, Somerset, Wis., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Samantha Ellison, Williamston, S.C., Anderson University
Kelsey Erickson, Howell, Mich., Oral Roberts University
Sidney Fedorchak, Napa, Fla., Florida State University
Matthew Folsom, Oklahoma City, Okla., University of Oklahoma
Courtney Gavin, Las Cruces, N.M., New Mexico State University
Charlotte George, Durham, N.C., North Carolina State University
Edward Graff, Annville, Pa., University of Delaware
Brent Graham, Stuart, Fla., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Morgan Greening, American Fork, Utah, Utah Valley University
Kira Grev, Oakdale, Minn., Martin Luther College
Joseph Grochmal, Housatonic, Mass., Harvard University
Connor Hall, Minnetonka, Minn., South Dakota State University
Sangwon Han, Eastchester, N.Y., Georgia Tech
Joel Harris, Bath, Maine, Maine Maritime Academy
Abigail Hood, Gloucester, Mass., Sacred Heart University
Matthew Horvath, Portland, Mich., Michigan State University
Nicklaus Houston, Crossville, Tenn., University of Tennessee
Olivia Howell, Rockledge, Fla., Eastern Florida State College
Lindsay Hughes, Palm City, Fla., Florida State University
Alexis Hungate, Kokomo, Ind., Purdue University
Terry Hurst, South Abington Towns, Pa., Temple University
Mackenzie Jeffrey, Havertown, Pa., Drexel University
Cole Jenkins, Little Rock, Ark., Arkansas State University
Cooper Jenkins, Pinckney, Mich., University of Michigan
Alexa Johnson, Chuluota, Fla., Florida State University
Samantha Jones, Westerville, Ohio, Otterbein University
Hannah Julsrud, Glendale, Ariz., Arizona State University
Katherine King, Wall, N.J., The College of New Jersey
Samuel Kingsley, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., University of Michigan
Bailey Kinsey, Hillsdale, Mich., Jackson College
Emily Kinsey, Hillsdale, Mich., Jackson College
Lauren Kohler, Canton, Ill., University of Illinois
Colden Krazinski, Union, S.C., DePaul University
Giovanna Lenski, Geneva, Ill., DePaul University
Jon (Trey) Leonard, Lake Park, Ga., University of Georgia
Robin Levy, Bellingham, Wash., Western Washington University
Kovenant Lingenfelter, Rochester, Ind., Indiana University
Emily Luedloff, Wildwood, Miss., Belmont University
Jaclyn Lyberger, North Potomac, Md., Florida State University
Trevor McBroom, Rancho Murieta, Calif., Duke University
Ashleigh McGaha, Murrells Inlet, S.C., College of Charleston
Christopher McGeachin, Boise, Idaho, Northern Arizona University
Rachael McGuire, Shelbyville, Ky., Duke University
Jacqueline McMillen, Lagrange, Ky., Coastal Carolina University
Christopher Meyers, Oro Valley, Ariz., Stanford University
Michael Milam, Concord, Ohio, Ohio State University
Paityn Miles, Grand Blanc, Mich., University of Michigan
Jordan Miller, Chapin, S.C., University of South Carolina
Joseph Mohr, Tyler, Texas, Texas A&M University
Alix Naugler, Carlsbad, Calif., University of San Diego
Ryan Nicoll, Spring Hill, Fla., Florida State University
Emily Nielsen, Omaha, Neb., University of Kansas
Leigh Nye, Bryn Mawr, Pa., University of South Carolina
Delaine Oda, Springboro, Ohio, University of Dayton
Mackenzie Ord, Landisville, Pa., Slippery Rock University
Regina Reilly, Stow, Ohio, University of St. Francis
Benjamin Riley, Louisville, Ky., University of Kentucky

Camryn Ruggeri, White Hall, Ark., Ouachita Baptist University
Molly Russell, Rockingham, N.C., University of North Carolina
Danielle Saad, Tampa, Fla., University of South Florida
Patricia Sanford, Grenada, Miss., University of Mississippi
Katherine Sautter, Warrington, Pa., Temple University
Anthony Savoy, Wetumpka, Ala., University of Wyoming
Lauren Shaw, Califon, N.J., James Madison University
John Josh Shelton, Alexandria, Va., Ball State University
Benjamin Skaar, Bovey, Minn., Bemidji State University
Cody Sklar, Weston, Fla., University of Miami
David Spengler, Sobieski, Wis., University of Northern Iowa
Ryan Spiess, Wake Forest, N.C., Appalachian State University
Brenna Storm, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., University of Florida
Megan Suzuki, Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Leslie Thelan, Charleston, S.C., University of South Carolina
Mary Kathryn Tilma, Conway, S.C., Clemson University
Derek Tollette, Andover, Minn., Bethel University
Kiera Townsend, Pearl River, N.Y., Drexel University
Kathryn Walker, Pace, Fla., University of Florida
Jessica Walley, Port Orange, Fla., Florida State University
Jack Walter, Spring Glen, N.Y., State University of New York
Nicholas Weimers, Woodbury Heights, N.J., University of Nebraska at Kearney
Haley Wells, Lakewood, Colo., Montclair State University
Hannah Wherry, Salt Lake City, Utah, Colorado State University
Whitney White, Omaha, Neb., Utah Valley University
Alyssa Wilson, Deltona, Fla., Northeastern University
Nelly Wilson, Bradenton, Fla., University of Florida
Austin Witt, Naples, Fla., University of Central Florida
Alexander Yanovitch, Smyrna, Tenn., Vanderbilt University
Olivia Zachman, Hampstead, Md., St. Lawrence University


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