Southern Texas PGA Scholarships Now Available

STPGA Foundation Scholarships

The Southern Texas PGA Foundation, which has distributed 176 scholarships with a total value of $414,100 since 1999, has made applications for its 2011 scholarships available. At least 16 scholarships with a total value of $43,500 will be disbursed in 2011.

Applications for the scholarships can be secured by visiting the “Scholarships” page of the “Foundation” section of the STPGA web site at www.stpga.com, or by stopping by the STPGA office at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring (21604 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77373).

Applications for all 2011 STPGA Foundation scholarships must be submitted to the STPGA office by Apr. 4, 2011, to be considered— winners will be announced on May 18, 2011.

The scholarships to be awarded by the STPGA Foundation in 2011 (as of Dec. 20, 2010) include:

Tommy Aycock Scholarships (3)

Named after the late PGA Professional who won the STPGA Section Championship six times, will be presented in 2010. Valued at $1,000 each, the Tommy Aycock scholarships will be awarded to students residing in the seven-county area (Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Kleberg, Wells, Bee and Refugio counties) around which Aycock spent much of his career.

George Hannon Scholarships (2)

Valued at $2,500, these awards will be presented to students whose primary residence lies with the Austin area (Travis County and the counties contiguous to Travis County). The George Hannon Scholarships are named for the former University of Texas golf coach who served as the president of the Southern Texas PGA in 1972-73 and was twice honored as the STPGA Golf Professional of the Year. Hannon is a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame.

Harmon Family Foundation

Dick Harmon Scholarships honor the career and memory of one of the most respected PGA Professionals and golf instructors in the country. Dick Harmon was known throughout the world of golf for his expertise and professionalism, and for his dedication to junior golf. Two Dick Harmon Scholarships, valued at $7,500 each, will be awarded to students in 2011. The recipients much reside in Harris County or any of its contiguous counties.

Hardy Loudermilk Scholarship

Valued at $2,000, this award is available to students residing in the Texas counties of Bexar, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Atascosa, Medina, Wilson or Bandera. It is named for the long-time head golf professional at San Antonio’s Oak Hills Country Club. Mr. Loudermilk, the first president of the Southern Texas PGA following the late 1960s division of the PGA of America’s former Texas Section, was the 1968 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year.

The Joe Moore Scholarship

Valued at $1,000, this award is available to all STPGA Foundation Scholarship applicants. It is named for and was created by a San Antonio golfer whose history includes two San Antonio Amateur Championships and a role on a late-1940s NCAA Championship team at Louisiana State University. Moore, a member at San Antonio’s Woodlake Country Club, played on the PGA Tour for several years and later became the head golf professional at Lackland Air Force Base’s golf course. He retired in the 1980s.

Lauren Johnson Foundation Scholarships (4)

The Lauren Johnson Scholarships will be awarded in 2011. One of the scholarships will be valued at $2,500, one at $1,500 and two at $1,000; all recipients must be graduating seniors within the Victoria Independent School District. The Lauren Johnson Foundation and scholarships were created to honor the memory of a young golfer who passed away in an automobile accident.

The Ginny Termeer Scholarship

This award was created in 2008 to honor the life and memory of the mother of Steve Termeer, the head golf professional at The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin. Mrs. Termeer was a chemistry teacher in Conroe for more than 20 years and was a dedicated golfer. She was a former president of the Women’s Golf Association at Walden on Lake Conroe Golf Club in Montgomery and a volunteer scorer at the Houston Open, the PGA Tour Championship and numerous other tournaments. The Ginny Termeer Scholarship, valued at $2,500, will be awarded to a junior golfer residing in Montgomery County or any contiguous county.

The Bill Sitton Sr. Scholarship

This award is valued at $10,000 (renewable annually; $2,500 per year for four years), is available to all STPGA Foundation scholarship applicants. It was created in 2008 to “assist aspiring college-bound students with furthering their educations.” Billy Sitton Jr. of International Pro-Ams, Inc.,, said the scholarship honors “a hard-working guy who enjoyed golf and introduced me to it.”

The Warren Smith Scholarship

This award was created in 2003 by members of Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio in honor of a former head golf professional at that club. Valued at $1,000, the scholarship is available to a student who resides in Bexar, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Atascosa, Medina, Wilson or Bandera County. The recipient must have a playing background in golf.

To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must reside within southern Texas. Applicants must have completed high school or be enrolled in a certified college or university by Sept. 1, 2011. A grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is also a requirement, as is the ability to demonstrate plans for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year institution within the United States.

For additional information, please visit the “Scholarships” page of the “Foundation” section of the STPGA website www.stpga.com

 

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