The GCWGA Scholarship fund was started in 2007 and since then we have awarded $216,200 in scholarships to 141 accomplished, bright young women involved in the sport of golf throughout the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. This has all been done through the generosity of our GCWGA members through our Foundation Days and SHE Tournament held in September each year.

This year we had 26 scholarship applications. The committee agreed this was an accomplished group of applicants which made our decision very difficult. We awarded 10 scholarships at $3,000 each. This is the highest individual amount we have given in the 15 years of our program.

And the winners are: Megan Child, Seton HS; Kylee Heidemann, Mercy McAuley HS; Piper Isgrig, Indian Hill HS; Elli Krautz, Lakota West HS; Emily Lynch, Kings HS; Andy Madding, Lakota East HS; Emily Rosenfeld, Seven Hills HS; AnnaLucy Surrey, Highlands HS; Cara Thiemann, St. Ursula Academy; and Olivia Zirpoli, Ursuline Academy.

The certificates were presented to the winners at the GCWGA Kent Tournaments held in July at Terrace Park CC and TPC Rivers Bend. Each winner introduced themselves and gave a little bio about themself and where they will be going to college. This is the perfect setting for the members of the GCWGA to see where their donations are going first hand. These young women are the future of women’s golf and we are proud to support them as they begin their college careers.

If you know a high school senior who loves golf and meets the requirements, encourage her to apply for this scholarship. The annual deadline is March 1st and information and applications can be found at www.gcwga.org