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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:

Name: School:
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

Overview

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.