The 2014 award is a scholarship of $1,000 a year for up to four years to attend a college in pursuit of a degree. Scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and a demonstrated interest in golf.
The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund was established in 1963 for students to receive college scholarships. It was started as a nonprofit corporation, created to raise and distribute financial aid to help Vermont young men and young women further their education with money donated by Vermont golfers and other benefactors. Since its inception, the fund has granted more than $1 million.
Applications must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship: Must be residents of the state of Vermont and a high school graduate; must be in the top 40% of their graduating class or have a G.P.A. of at least 80.0 and a minimum combined SAT score of 1,500; demonstrate financial need; must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college, university, or technical school of university grade; and applicants must have a connection to the game of golf such as competing on the golf team or working at a golf course.
Applications are due no later than May 1, 2014. The application is available at www.vtga.org.