Fairborn, OH — The Southern Ohio PGA, through the PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation, is proud to announce a new scholarship program beginning in 2021. The program will award scholarships to the children and grandchildren of PGA Professionals who apply for, but do not receive, a PGA of America Scholarship.
“As we continue to grow our PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation, creating this scholarship program for the children and grandchildren of PGA Professionals was our logical next step,” notes Southern Ohio PGA President, Joe Zinchini. “Not only are these young people the future of the game of golf, they are the families of our PGA Professionals who have done so much to advance our foundation to where it is today.”
After the selection of the winner for the PGA of America Scholarship Program, the remaining applicants from our Section who did not receive a national scholarship will be eligible to receive a PGA REACH Southern Ohio scholarship.
“This is one of many steps forward for our PGA REACH Southern Ohio Foundation,” noted Zinchini. “I’m excited for the future of our Foundation as we focus on our three pillars; Youth, Military and Inclusion.”
This scholarship is for college students and high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university. Graduate students are not eligible. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale).
The SOPGA’s Board of Directors will make the selection(s), and the scholarship(s) will be awarded in June of each year. Since this fund is also part of PGA REACH Southern Ohio (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 the scholarship to be awarded in perpetuity.
The application schedule is as follows:
- March 23, 2021 – Deadline for submitting Application
- March 23, 2021 – Deadline for submitting Supporting Documents
- May 2021 – Notification of PGA of America Results
- June 2021 – Notification of PGA REACH Southern Ohio Results
- July 2021 – Funds Disbursed
For more information or to apply, please click here.