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Junior Golf Scholarships Awarded for 2018

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship

The Kansas Golf Foundation has awarded Kansas Junior Golf Scholarships to five high school seniors for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This year’s class joins 15 Junior Golf Scholars from past years whose grants are being renewed.

The 2018 Kansas Junior Golf Scholars and the colleges they will be attending next year are:

Wyatt Lange (Valley Center) – Kansas State University
Kathryn Rasmussen (Topeka) – University of Kansas
Zachary Schissler (Sterling) – Barton Community College
Elaena Steffen (Berryton) – Baker University
Jennifer Torrey (Eureka) – Kansas State University

Any Kansas high school student who has participated in organized junior golf may apply for the KJGS, although golf skill is not considered in making the selections.  The scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, community service and leadership, financial need, and the student’s essay about how he or she has benefitted from the game of golf.  Scholars must attend a Kansas college or university.

Since 2005, the Kansas Golf Foundation has awarded scholarships to 70 junior golfers who have attended 23 different Kansas colleges. “Our scholarship is unique because it is the only statewide college scholarship given exclusively to young men and women who have played junior golf in Kansas” says Phil Miller, Executive Director of the Kansas Golf Foundation. “And since the average Kansas college graduate leaves with over $28,000 in student debt, this scholarship truly helps those junior golfers pay for college right here in Kansas.”

The Kansas Golf Foundation was formed in 1991 and its Mission is “Promote the Future and Preserve the History of Golf in Kansas”.  Starting in 2018, the Foundation will award the KWGA Memorial Scholarship to commemorate the Kansas Women’s Golf Association Scholarship which was awarded from 1991 through 2017.

The Foundation also operates the Kansas Golf Hall of Fame, honoring Kansas men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf or who are distinguished by their outstanding accomplishments as players.

In an effort to introduce golf to every student in the state, Kansas Golf Foundation collaborates with the PGA Midwest Section Foundation’s Golf In Schools initiative. As of the spring of 2018, over 200,000 students in school districts around the state will be learning golf as part of their regular physical education curriculum.

KWGA Memorial Scholarship

Kansas Golf Foundation has created a new scholarship program, the Kansas Women’s Golf Association Memorial Scholarship, which is being given to two rising college freshmen for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The first recipients of the KWGA Memorial Scholarship are:

Sadie Revell, Winfield, Kansas
Elaena Steffen, Berryton, Kansas

Revell will attend Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, while Steffen will enroll at Baker University.

This is the second Kansas Golf Foundation award for Steffen, who also received a Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship earlier this month.

The KWGA Memorial Scholarship was created upon the merger of KWGA and the Kansas Golf Association at the end of 2017 and serves to continue the Kansas Women's Golf Association Scholarship awarded by KWGA from 1991 through 2017. The new award will be given annually to one or more Kansas high school seniors or graduates of a Kansas high school.

More information about the Foundation is available at www.kansasgolffoundation.org.