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- Updated: July 30, 2019
Latest round of college sponsorships propels Youth on Course over the $1.6 Million marker.
Youth on Course, the non-profit renowned for providing affordable golf – awarded $258,000 in scholarships to 18 high school golf graduates, continuing its commitment to provide youth with access to high-quality education.
This year’s scholarship total is the largest amount awarded by Youth on Course per student to date.
Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded 240 students with scholarships totaling more than $1.6 million. The current scholarship retention rate is ninety-four percent.
Many of the 2019 recipients will attend the country’s most prestigious universities including Allegheny College, University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and University of Kansas, among others. The average GPA of this year’s winners is 4.2.
2019 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients (in alphabetical order)
Haley Ali (San Leandro, Calif.), UC Davis
Major: Cell Biology
Chingun Baatar (Oakland, Calif.), American University
Major: Political Science & Economics
Misa Church (Antioch, Calif.), San Jose State University
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Kiana Coburn (Vancouver, Wash.), Central Washington University
Major: Aeronautical Science
Anh-Dao Do (Kansas City, Kans.), University of Kansas
Logan Fowler (Antelope, Calif.), Sacramento State University
Lauren Margaret Hickam (Carmel, Calif.), California State University, San Marcos
Major: Criminology & Justice
Samantha Jacobs (Newcastle, Calif.), UC Davis
Major: Managerial Economics
Carson Krol (Orland Park, Ill.), University of Notre Dame
Major: Computer Science
Paul Lee (South San Francisco, Calif.), University of Denver
Major: Hospitality Management & Mathematics
Sidney Leipsic (San Rafael, Calif.), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Major: Business Administration
Craig Kenneth Malech (Turlock, Calif.), California State University, Long Beach
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Camille O’Halloran (Northfield, New Jersey), Allegheny College
Major: Math, Economics
Crystle Anne Querol (Henderson, Nevada), Colorado Mesa University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Colin Stephen Raab (Redwood City, Calif.), University of Miami, Frost School of Music
Major: Music Engineering Technology
Rodolfo Vega (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Texas State University
Major: Criminal Justice
Michael Wang (San Jose, Calif.), UC Berkeley
Major: Computer Science
Sophia Zhang (Portland, Ore.), UC Berkeley
Major: Environmental Economics and Policy
Youth On Course Pursuit of a College Education
“Support of our members in their pursuit of a college education continues to be the most rewarding thing we do all year,” says Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs, Youth on Course. “The day-to-day focus is to provide our members with access to affordable golf, but our core purpose of providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities shines through our scholarship program, as education has the power to transform society.”
Born out of the Northern California Golf Association in 2006, Youth on Course subsidizes greens fees to remove cost as a barrier to entry for potential lifetime golfers. Operating in 31 states and Canada, more than 60,000 members have played more than 845,000 $5 rounds of golf, helping to generate $5.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to partner facilities.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play hundreds of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships.
Headquartered in Pebble Beach, the 501(c)3 organization began as the charitable arm of the NCGA. Since 2006, more than 845,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members. That has raised more than $1.6 million for college scholarships.
In the United States Youth on Course serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021.
The program has expanded to Alberta, Canada with plans to service every province by 2022.