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NEPGA Junior Tour Scholarship

 

In an effort to recognize NEPGA Junior Tour juniors and to assist them with their higher academic goals, the New England PGA Junior Tour will be awarding four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each to high school graduating seniors. Applicants must be members of the NEPGA Junior Tour for at least three years and will be attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university in the fall of 2017.

Jacy Settles, NEPGA Director of Junior Golf states: “The NEPGA Junior Tour is proud to create another avenue to support its juniors and their endeavors. It is our priority to ‘give back’ and to help our junior families on and off the golf course.”


 

Download the 2018 Scholarship Application

Deadline to submit the application is Wednesday, July 25th, 2018



Winners of the 2017 NEPGA Junior Tour Scholarship


Samantha Leary
Assumption College

Megan Mahan
Rhode Island College

Elise Keane
Wagner College

Thomas Graham
Hamilton College 


Winner of the 2017 Bill Flynn, PGA  Family Scholarship


Mark Clemente
Worcester State University

George S. Wemyss Scholarship

 

George Wemyss was the first Executive Director hired to oversee operations of the New England Section PGA. He was a retired Air Force colonel and pilot, who served in World War II. After the war he owned his own business for many years. When the New England Section PGA moved to have its operation run as a successful business, George’s business background made him the candidate of choice as the man to lead the Association into a new era of progress. His hiring was the beginning of many lifelong friendships and George’s love affair with the New England Section PGA of America, and visa-versa. George’s deep, gravelly voice commanded respect. He ran the Section with firmness, but beneath that exterior was a heart of gold that helped many NEPGA members with their careers and their personal lives too.

 

Under Wemyss direction, the New England Section catapulted to be one of PGA’s most respected and well-run Sections. The NEPGA honored Wemyss with the Golden Golf Award (formerly the Man of the Year) in 1983 and 1986 and that same year bestowed him with Honorary Membership.

 

Upon retirement in 1990. Wemyss was made the first recipient of the George S. Wemyss Award, renamed from the Golden Golf Award in his honor. The NEPGA also changed the name of the New England Section PGA Scholarship Fund to the NEPGA Geo. S. Wemyss Scholarship Fund so that he would not be forgotten. The supreme and ultimate recognition was freely given to George S. Wemyss in 1996 when he was the first inductee into the newly formed NEPGA Hall of Fame. Wemyss served the NEPGA as its executive director with a unique devotion for twenty-one years.

 

George passed away on his 75th birthday, March 27, 1993, leaving a legacy of exemplary service to the New England Section PGA of America.

 

The NEPGA George Wemyss Scholarship is given each year to deserving students who are the children or grandchildren of New England PGA Professionals as the pursue their college education.  The application process begins with applying for the PGA of America Financial Assistance Scholarship Program.  For more information regarding this Scholarship, please click here.

 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 NEPGA Foundation Wemyss Scholarship Recipients!

Freshman Students (incoming September 2018)

Sara Bishop:  Mount Holyoke College
William Farland:  UMass Amherst
Addison Kennamer:  University of NH
Tyler Mann:  UMass Lowell
Samantha Marcotte:  University of VT
Madison McBroom:  UMass Boston
Alison Tzianabos:  Clark University

College Students

Elisabeth Boshka:  Messiah College
Christopher Decker:  University of Maine
Olivia Durocher:  Worcester State University
Matthew Emmi:  University of Tampa
Victoria Giffin:  UMass Amherst
Morgan Griffin:  Middlebury College
Richard Hardy:  Champlain College
Julianne Hester:  St. Joseph’s University
Leia McBroom:  Florida Gulf Coast University
Adam Moore:  Endicott College

 

 

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