THE ALBERTA GOLF ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 58 DESERVING RECIPIENTS IN 2019
The Alberta Golf Association Foundation is focused on supporting students on their path to pursue a post-secondary education. Each year the Foundation awards over 50 scholarships and $50,000 to deserving applicants. These scholarships are awarded due to the donations of competitors, endowments from loyal patrons, supporters of the game and a casino fundraising initiative.
- Funding for these scholarships is made possible through the generous support of the following individuals, foundations and organizations:
- Sun Life Financial, R.E. Courage Memorial, Lola Rozsa Memorial, Jeff Lyewellyn Memorial, Frank Lindsay Memorial, Christa Spahmann Memorial, Charles C. Reid Memorial, Carol Stevens Memorial, Mike Bower Memorial, Bob Rintoul, AGLC
Scholarship recipient Matt Bean
Scholarship recipient Taylor Stone (Left)
Since the Foundation was established it has supported over 500 individuals with over $750,000 in scholarships funds.
In 2019, a total of $55,000.00 has been awarded to the 58 students below:
|Abigail Hartzler||Mount Royal University|
|Allan Pruss||University of Jamestown|
|Amanda Graham||Univeristy of British Columbia|
|Andrew Huggill||MacEwan University|
|Andrew Makarchuk||Minot State University|
|Brandon Murphy||University of Calgary|
|Cameron Torrance||University of Calgary|
|Celine Copeland||Mount Royal University|
|Charles Kade Risk||Albertus Magnus College|
|Chase Broderson||Medicine Hat College|
|Ciara Cownden||Mount Royal University|
|Cieanna Hewitt||University of Alberta|
|Courtney Smith||St. Mary’s University|
|D’Arci Sutton||University of Alberta|
|Danielle Stewart||University of Lethbridge|
|Danny Ngo||University of Calgary|
|Devin Flemming||Grant MacEwan University|
|Devon Spriddle||University of Memphis|
|Elias Theodossopoulos||Lewis & Clark State College|
|Ethan de Graaf||University of British Columbia|
|Haaziq Altaf||University of Calgary|
|Hamzah Naeem||University of Calgary|
|Jarrett Brossert||MacEwan University|
|Jeremie Pasitney||University of the Southwest|
|Jessa Bentz||University of Victoria|
|Jessica Love Marks||Eckerd College|
|John (Jack) Scanlon||Queen’s University|
|Jolene Freerksen||University of Western States|
|Jordan Bean||Simon Fraser University|
|Justin Pasitney||University of the Southwest|
|Kai Iguchi||Utah Valley University|
|Kennedy Turcotte||Concordia University of Edmonton|
|Kimberley Soares||University of Calgary|
|Korbin Allan||Savannah State University|
|Kortnee Paiha||University of Calgary|
|Kyle McIntosh||University of Alberta|
|Lachlan Spriddle||University of British Columbia|
|Lindsay Almberg||University of Alberta|
|Maria George||University of Alberta|
|Mathieu Chapdelaine||Medicine Hat College|
|Matthew Bean||Minot State University|
|Max Murchison||University of Victoria|
|Melanie Murchison||University of Victoria|
|Michael Grant||University of Western Ontario|
|Michael Pruss||University of Jamestown|
|Michael Valk||University of British Columbia|
|Mikenna Gray||Mount Royal University|
|Miranda Tobert||University of Alberta|
|Mircea (Mike) Alcaz||University of Calgary|
|Nicole Renchko||The King’s University|
|Quinn Fitzgerald||University of Victoria|
|Ryley Wilmot||University of lethbridge|
|Samamtha Copeland||University of British Columbia|
|Sebastian Farkas||Acadia University|
|Tayler Kurucz||University of Calgary|
|Taylor Stone||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Victoria Tse||University of Calgary|
|Zachary Grant||University of Calgary|
The AGF will award numerous scholarships annually based on the number and quality of applicants as well as the amount raised from casino fundraisers and individual and corporate donors.
Bob Rintoul Scholarship
AGF will award an annual $1,000 scholarship preferably to a southern Alberta male student who is pursuing a post-secondary education. The recipient will also receive a copy of Bob’s book “No Regrets, No Apologies”.
Carol Stevens Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Carol Stevens. Annually, $1,000 will be provided to a student pursuing a post-secondary education, with preference given to a Northern Alberta female student in financial need.
Charles C. Reid Scholarship
AGF will award 10 scholarships of $1,000 to students pursuing post-secondary educations with preference going to Golf Management and Turfgrass Management Degrees or students playing on a collegiate golf team. This program is funded by the Estate of Charles C. Reid, formerly an enthusiastic patron of golf from Banff.
Christa Spahmann Memorial Scholarship
AGF will give priority to awarding two annual $1,000 scholarships to a Southern Albertan female golfer who is pursuing a post-secondary degree. The Scholarship was created in the memory of Christa Spahmann, a young, gifted golfer, known for her beautiful smile and outgoing personality. The recipient of the scholarship will display these qualities.
Frank Lindsay Memorial Scholarship
AGF will award an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a male Albertan golfer 23 years of age or younger pursuing a post-secondary education. The Scholarship was created in the memory of Frank Lindsay, a well-known and respected amateur golfer from Calgary.
Jeff Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship
AGF will award a minimum of one $1,000 to students pursuing a post-secondary education in the area of Sports Administration with an emphasis on those pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or Business Management degrees.
Lola Rozsa Scholarship
AGF will award two annual scholarships of $1,000 to a male or female Albertan golfer 23 years of age or younger pursuing a post-secondary education. Lola was a past president of the Alberta Ladies’ Golf Association and a prominent supporter of city and provincial ladies initiatives.
McLennan Ross Junior Tour Scholarship
AGF will award four annual scholarships of $1,000 to young Albertans (male or female) who are pursuing a post-secondary education, and preferably who played on the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour. The McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour is now in its Eighteenth season providing junior golfers in Alberta the opportunity to develop their game.
Mike Bower Memorial Scholarship
Mike Bower started playing the game of golf at age 11 and by the conclusion of his junior career would capture two consecutive Alberta Junior Championships. Donations to the fund are accepted from family and friends annually. This annual $1,000 scholarship will eb provided to a golfer 24 years of age or younger that is pursuing a post-secondary education, pending fund availability.
R.E. Courage Memorial Scholarship
AGF will award an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a male or female Albertan golfer 24 years of age or younger pursuing a post-secondary education The R.E. Courage Memorial Scholarship was created in the memory of Dick Courage of Calgary. Always a favourite coach in minor sports, Dick was well known for his ability to inspire and motivate his young players.
Sun Life Financial Scholarship
AGF will award an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a male or female Albertan golfer pursuing a post-secondary education. Sun Life Financial is a long time sponsor of the Alberta Men’s and Women’s Amateur Golf Championships.
For more information or if you have any questions please contact us.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Golf Canada Foundation Scholarships The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, awarding more than $2.5 million in grants and scholarships since 1982. The Foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across the country.
Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation The Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization that grants post-secondary scholarships to deserving young Canadians who show an ability as golfers. And while the Foundation focuses its efforts on reaching out to young people with an interest and ability in golf, the Foundation does not exist to only empower young golfers to become better golfers. The Foundation exists to empower young golfers to become better people – champions of their generation. Since the foundation’s inception in 1985, they have awarded 393 scholarships to young Canadian golfers, helping them to reach their highest potential, not only in golf, but in life. And, with the help of friends and supporters such as you, they look forward to building on that number.
PGA of Alberta Scholarships The PGA of Alberta has a post-secondary scholarship program for junior golfers. Scholarships are awarded to those junior boys and girls who meet or exceed the scholarship criteria and winners are recognized at the annual buying show in October.