The KGCSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the return of the Legacy Scholarship. This opportunity is for current members children who are attending or are planning to attend an institution of higher education. In 2016, the KGCSA awarded $4,000 in scholarship monies to four qualified applicants. Monies are derived from the annual golf fundraiser and are a part of the overall initiatives set forth by the board of directors. All entries are due on September 15, 2017 and will be awarded at the annual business meeting being held this year at Lake Forest Country Club. Apply today!” CLICK HERE
One of the initiatives the BOD introduced this year was using funds from the Annual Fundraiser golf tournament to establish Legacy Scholarships for members’ children and grandchildren. Winners were announced at the Annual Business Meeting earlier this month at Lake Forest CC. This year there were four applicants that received scholarships. They were as follows: Yancey Pritchett (pictured)son of Walter Pritchett, Nicole Beanblossom daughter of David Beanblossom, Duncan Hitti son of Damon Hitti and Kaitlin Sullivan (pictured) daughter of David Sullivan.
Dalton Morgan, Assistant Superintendent at Hurstbourne CC was the recipient of the 2016 Golf Industry Show scholarship presented by the KGCSA. The GIS scholarship is a new initiative set forth by the KGCSA Board of Directors and was made possible by the successful 2016 Annual Fundraiser golf scramble. Dalton attended the 2017 GIS in Orlando FL and had the following to say about his experience:
First and foremost, I would like to just give a huge thanks to the KGCSA membership, the board of directors, and all of the sponsors at the fundraiser for giving me the opportunity to attend the show. The scholarship helped cover everything I needed while attending the GIS. The Orlando show was the first one I’ve attended. Ive always kept up with the show on Twitter every year but actually being there this past February was great. The classes I attended on Monday and Tuesday were super beneficial and the trade show was a blast. The amount of networking with other turf heads and knowledge gained from GIS17 was outstanding. I appreciate everything that the KGCSA has done and is continuing to do to benefit me as a turf professional.