The LPGA Foundation Announces 2016 Marilynn Smith Scholarship Recipients

The LPGA Foundation announced today the 30 high-school graduates selected to receive this year’s Marilynn Smith Scholarship. Each candidate has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award.

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members, is awarded to 30 high school seniors who plan to play collegiate golf while pursuing college degrees. Each of the 2016 recipients received $5,000 scholarships

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The LPGA Foundation Announces 2016 Dinah Shore and Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship Recipients

The LPGA Foundation announced today the two high school graduates selected to receive this year’s Dinah Shore and Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarships. Each candidate has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award.

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Columbia University’s Jackie Chulya Named the Recipient of the 2016 Dinah Shore Trophy

Jackie Chulya

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, May 18, 2016 – Jackie Chulya of Columbia University has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dinah Shore Trophy. Chuyla hails from Bangkok, Thailand, where she devotes most of her summers working and volunteering in her community.

Administered by the LPGA Foundation, the Dinah Shore Trophy Award recognizes female collegiate golfers who excel in both academics (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics – playing in at least 50 percent of the team’s scheduled events – while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. In addition, nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and community service.

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8th Annual Marilynn Smith LPGA Charity Pro-Am

Marilynn Smith founded her scholarship fund as a result of the lack of funds available to her while playing golf at the University of Kansas in 1948. Marilynn competed in the Women’s National Intercollegiate Golf Tournament. Her father asked the KU athletic director, Phog Allen, for travel expense money to play in the tournament. He said, “Mr. Smith, it’s too bad your daughter is not a boy.” This incident was the catalyst for Marilynn to establish a scholarship fund to help other young women golfers.

This year, with your help, the Marilynn Smith Scholarship Fund plans to provide twenty-five $5,000 scholarships to help young women attend college. Join us for an amazing day and SIGN UP NOW! Early Bird pricing available until June 30th.

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The LPGA Foundation Announces 2015 Marilynn Smith Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships awarded to 25 high-school graduates

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, August 21, 2015 – Today, the LPGA Foundation announced the 25 high-school graduates selected to receive this year’s Marilynn Smith Scholarship, which was named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members. Each of the 25 high school seniors, who plan to play collegiate golf while pursuing college degrees, have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community while also fulfilling specific requirements for each scholarship award. They will each receive $5,000 in scholarships.

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