UXBRIDGE — The Golf Ontario Scholarship Application Deadline has been extended until July 22. Since 1996, Golf Ontario has been awarding scholarships to deserving student golfers throughout the province. Now, 11 years after the program was established, more than $500,000 has been awarded.
The program is supported by partners including: the Estate of Ken McKenzie, Investors Group, the Craig Revell Memorial Award Fund, the Helena Harbridge Award Fund and the Christine Fisher Memorial Student Award Fund.
Requirements for Golf Ontario Scholarships are that recipients maintain at least a 75% academic average, are enrolled in a post secondary institution, are members of Golf Ontario and are actively involved in the game of golf.
Thanks to Golf Ontario Scholarships, many recipients have gone on to do great things in the golf industry. Many begin at the collegiate level like 2016 scholarship recipient Meghan Bennett. Bennett, 21 from Pickering, was awarded the Helena Harbridge Award to help further her studies in Communications and Digital Media at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Bennett is currently a member of FAU’s golf team, is a past member of Golf Ontario’s Team Ontario program and a past provincial champion (2012 Ontario Junior Girls’ Match Play).
“I was really honoured to receive to a Golf Ontario Scholarship,” said Bennett. “ It meant even more considering I have been part of the Golf Ontario family. Being a past member of Team Ontario and competing in Provincial Championships, made it very rewarding. It felt like I had come full circle and that my accomplishments had been recognized.”
To submit an application for a Golf Ontario Scholarship, please fill out the form at the following address: https://www.cognitoforms.com/Mdaymangaoca/_2017ScholarshipApplicationForm
For more information on Golf Ontario Scholarships visit: https://gao.ca/supporting-the-game/financial-assistance/gao-scholarship-program/