The Northern Texas PGA Foundation Awards $406,800 in Scholarships

 The Northern Texas PGA Foundation Awards $406,800 in Scholarships

The Northern Texas PGA Foundation Awards $406,800 in Scholarships

Posted on May 28, 2019
DALLAS, TX – The Northern Texas PGA Foundation is pleased to continue its charitable commitment to higher education by announcing its 2019 scholarship recipients. 50 recipients have, or will earn scholarships totaling $406,800, the largest amount ever awarded in a single year by the Foundation.

Forty-five high school seniors who will be attending college this fall were awarded $325,000 in scholarships. Each scholarship awarded varied between $5,000 and $20,000. In addition, one student was awarded a “last dollar” full scholarship to the Foundation’s partner school, the University of North Texas at Dallas, valued at approximately $66,800.

Additional scholarships totaling $15,000 will be awarded to four junior golfers via random drawings taking place at three events in June. The events include the Jerry J. Ransom Pro-Junior-Am, the Starburst Junior Golf Classic and the S.A. Smith West Texas Junior Invitational.

This year, of the scholarships already awarded, 71% were based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement, while 29% were awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Since 1983, the Northern Texas PGA Foundation has awarded $2.77M in college scholarships to more than 500 deserving students.

The Northern Texas PGA Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients: 
  • AT&T Byron Nelson Scholarship – Robert Caldwell – Dallas, TX
  • Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Courtney Battieste – Plano, TX
  • Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Ally Fowler – McKinney, TX
  • Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Hudson Hicks – Frisco, TX
  • Birdies for Kids Scholarship – Madeline Condron – Highland Village, TX
  • Briggs Berry Heart of a Lion Scholarship – Christian Keto – Granbury, TX
  • Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Sydni Leung – Plano, TX
  • Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Garrett Marshall – Frisco, TX
  • Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Holden Wisener – Dallas, TX
  • Colonial Country Club Scholarship – Flynn McNabb – San Angelo, TX
  • Colonial Country Club Scholarship – Vaneesha Patel – Amarillo, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Hector Diaz  – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Aracely Escobar  – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Naomi Jones  – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Yobesh Ogari Okero  – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Miriam Resendez-Ortiz  – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Gerrick Walker – Dallas, TX
  • Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Salma Gonzalez – Dallas, TX
  • Don Bordelon Scholarship – Drake Davidson – Richardson, TX
  • Ewing Automotive College Scholarship – Thomas Coverstone – Longview, TX
  • Ewing Automotive College Scholarship – Chesley McDonald – Midland, TX
  • Evelyn and Frank Borgsmiller Scholarship – Marla Perez – Dallas, TX
  • Elizabeth Toon Charities Scholarship – Sebastian Sanchez – Whitehouse, TX
  • Jim Henderson / Dallas Golf Association Scholarship  – Tanner Bevill – Southlake, TX
  • Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Mariano Barbosa – Dallas, TX
  • Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Sierra Jameson – Roaring Springs, TX
  • Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Chance Mulligan – Dallas, TX
  • Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Steffanie Roldan – Lubbock, TX
  • I AM a Golfer Foundation Scholarship – Jamondra Glenn – Dallas, TX
  • Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Laya Bhupatiraju – Frisco, TX
  • Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Allie Bianchi – Allen, TX
  • Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Colton Higgins – Odessa, TX
  • Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship – Ashlyn White – Quinlan, TX
  • Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Ebelin Aguilar – Dallas, TX
  • Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Jordy Castro – Dallas, TX
  • Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Daniel Cerda – Dallas, TX
  • Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Mayre Mendez – Dallas, TX
  • Mac Spikes PGA Member Scholarship – Charlsie Doan  – Dallas, TX
  • McMillan Golf Academy Scholarship – Braeden Sanders  – Allen, TX
  • Rob Norland Scholarship – Blake Addison – Dallas, TX
  • Randy Smith Scholarship – Emma Drago – Mansfield, TX
  • Royal Oaks Country Club / Nicholas Stafford Scholarship – Eric Pask  – Dallas, TX
  • Sherrill Park / Two Dads & a Coach Scholarship – Sam Kiely – Garland, TX
  • Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open Scholarship – Lauren James  – Judson, TX
  • The Ratliff Group Scholarship – Regan Kennedy – Coppell, TX
  • West Texas Legends Scholarship honoring S.A. Smith, Hart Warren, Jay McClure and Sherwin Cox – Hailey Ross – Amarillo, TX

Scholarships to be randomly drawn at upcoming events:
  • Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship – To be announced on June 3, 2019
  • NTPGA / Starburst Junior Golf Classic Scholarship – To be announced June 16, 2019
  • NTPGA / Starburst Junior Golf Classic Scholarship – To be announced June 16, 2019
  • S.A. Smith West Texas Junior Invitational / Frost Bank Scholarship – To be announced June 26, 2019

For more information about the Northern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program or for additional information about our 2019 recipients, please contact Casey Rayburn at crayburn@ntpga.com or (214) 379-1291, or visit foundation.ntpga.com. You can also access the student bios HERE.

About the Northern Texas PGA Foundation
Founded in 1983, the nationally acclaimed Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was rebranded in 2019 as the Northern Texas PGA Foundation. The Northern Texas PGA Foundation focuses on five pillars: junior golf, college scholarships, inclusion, fellowships and military and veterans. The mission of the Northern Texas PGA Foundation is positively impacting lives and communities through golf.