Scholarships

Scholarships

The Northern Texas PGA Foundation is pleased to continue its charitable commitment to higher education by announcing its 2019 scholarship recipients. 50 recipients earned scholarships totaling $406,800, the largest amount ever awarded in a single year by the Foundation.  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 through the Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success scholarship program. To learn more about the program our this year's recipients, please click HERE.
 
This year, of the scholarships 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. Congratulations to all our 2019 scholarship recipients!

2019 NORTHERN TEXAS PGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Robert Caldwell



 

AT&T Byron Nelson Scholarship
Robert Caldwell is a graduate of Trinity Christian Academy, has been an NTPGA Junior Tour member since 2012, was on the golf team all four years of high school, and was a member of the Young Men’s Service League from 9th grade to 11th grade. Robert was a TAPPS Academic All Stater and TAPPS State Champion both his junior and senior year, was a member of the National Honor Society, was captain of the men’s golf team his senior year, and was the Bent Tree Country Club Junior Club Champion his junior year. He says the best part about the NTPGA Junior Tour is all the great relationships he was able to create throughout his time on the Tour. Robert plans to attend Southern Methodist University in the fall as a business major.

 


Courtney Battieste



 

Ben Hogan Foundation
Courtney Battiese, a 6 year NTPGA Junior Tour veteran, graduated from Plano West Senior High School as a National Hispanic Scholar and an AP Scholar with honors, and is planning to attend New York University in the fall to study computer science. Throughout high school, Courtney was involved in a multitude of clubs and organizations including National Honor Society, Computer Club, Marching and Concert Band, Dance, Environmental Club and Multicultural Club. During her time with the band, she also held a leading position as the Trumpet Section Squad leader. Courtney was also involved in several organizations outside of school, including LifePoint Church, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army. She says her favorite memory of the NTPGA Junior Tour took place at Firewheel Golf Park, “I was able to break my personal record of 80 and accomplish my goal of shooting in the 70s. I remember the huge sigh of relief I let out after making that last putt and the surge of happiness I felt knowing that I was capable of shooting a 76. My mother and personal coach were beaming with pride, and I was smiling from ear to ear. This experience showed me that all my hard work was paying off, and that the key to golf is perseverance. Though playing a great round and improving my game meant a lot to me, it was making my biggest supporters proud that truly brought me the greatest happiness. I know that my family and friends will always continue to support me in whatever I do, and this day is just one of many that I can truly reflect on with joy.” 



Ally Fowler



 

Ben Hogan Foundation
Alexandra (Ally) Fowler is a top 10% graduate of McKinney Boyd High School who received her Green Cord from the Student Council, was a Co-Captain of the golf team, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and a Distinguished Student Award Winner. She was involved in several groups on campus including the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society, Youth and Government group, Key Club, Congressional Youth Advisory Council and Model United Nations. Ally says her favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when she played an event at Four Seasons Resort and won with rounds of 74-75--149. “It was my favorite tournament because it was a true test of my endurance. We played 27 holes on a day that had to be at least 95 degrees, and I was honestly just trying to finish. I three-putted the last hole and thought I lost, but ended up getting first. It was crazy at the time, but it gave me a lot of confidence and I will always remember it.” Ally will begin at the University of Texas at Austin this fall to study international relations and global studies. 



Hudson Hicks



 

Ben Hogan Foundation
Hudson Hicks was an NTPGA Junior Tour member from 2014 to 2018 and graduated from Wakeland High School in the top 10% of his class. He was an active member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, and was a member / captain of the varsity golf team. Hudson says his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when he finally broke par at a tournament at The Bridges at Firewheel in October of 2017. “I shot a tournament low 2-under-par, 70, which was exciting for me as it had been a goal of mine since I began playing.” Hudson will begin studying biomedical engineering this fall at the University of Texas at Dallas.



Madeline Condron



 

Birdies for Kids Scholarship
Madeline Condron graduated from Marcus High School having received all As all four years. She was a member of the National English Honor Society, Student Council and the Women’s varsity golf team. Throughout high school, Madeline received eight ‘Magnificent Marauder’ Awards for Leadership and Academics and was the World Geography Student of the Year. She says her favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is the first time she drained a birdie putt in front of her dad. This fall, Madeline will begin her journey as a pre-med student at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  



Christian Keto



 

Briggs Berry Heart of a Lion Scholarship
Christian Keto graduated from Granbury High School, received the President's Award, and was nominated by his teachers to attend a leadership camp in Austin. He was the captain of the Academic UIL Accounting team at Granbury High for two years and was also a member of the golf team. Christian also volunteered by teaching younger children to play golf. He says his favorite memory of the NTPGA Junior Tour is playing all of the different courses. “I got to compete on nice courses, and I got to meet a very friendly staff of interns while doing so.” Christian will be attending Sam Houston State University this fall to study business administration.



Sydni Leung



 

Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Sydni Leung has been a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour for the last 9 years and graduated from Plano Senior High School. She was involved with an organization at school called HOSA, which is focused on preparing future healthcare professionals for their collegiate courses, and was co-captain of the Plano Senior High School women’s golf team. Sydni was also involved with The First Tee of Greater Dallas receiving their Outstanding Female Leader award and says her favorite experience from the NTPGA Junior Tour is all of the lifelong friends she made through the years and the challenges the Tour allowed her to conquer. She will be attending Arkansas State University to study exercise science and physical therapy the fall. 



Garrett Marshall



 

Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Garrett Marshall is a graduate from Reedy High School and was involved in several organizations on campus such as the National Honor Society, Young Men’s Service League and the varsity golf team. He was also involved with the St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group where he served as a youth leader, usher and altar server. Garrett was a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour from 2013 to 2018 and says his favorite memory of the Tour is from the summer of 2018 when he played in the All American Tour Match Play Championship and was able to catch up with a friend from elementary school that he hadn’t seen in years. He will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall to study business information systems.  



Holden Wisener



 

Cameron McCormick Golf Scholarship
Holden Wisener graduated from Garland High School and has been an NTPGA Junior Tour member for more than 10 years. He was also an active volunteer for the Birdies for Kids initiative. Holden says that his favorite NTPGA Junior Tour memory was competing in and winning the Texas Junior Cup Matches. During his high school career, Holden participated in BETA Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Multicultural Club, Bell Guards and various community service projects. Holden was also captain of Garland High School's varsity golf team. He plans to attend Trinity University to major in Business.



Flynn McNabb



 

Colonial Country Club Scholarship
Flynn McNabb was an NTPGA Junior Tour member for ten years, from 2008 to 2018, and says the one thing he remembers most about the Tour is the excitement he would feel before every All American Tour event. He graduated from San Angelo Central High School where he was involved with the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), serving as the Vice President of the SACHS chapter. He also captained the varsity golf team. Flynn received the Hollands Award for high school golf and was the WTJCT Player of the Year in 2016. He will be attending the University of the Incarnate Word to study business math.



Vaneesha Patel



 

Colonial Country Club Scholarship
Vaneesha Patel graduated from Tascosa High School and was an NTPGA Junior Tour member for two years. She was heavily involved with her community and served as a member of several clubs and committees including F.I.S.H. Club, Executive Council, United Way Youth Cabinet, Key Club, National Honor Society, Fanatics and Multicultural Club. Vaneesha was recognized as an AP Scholar, an Academic Letter Recipient and an Eight-Semester Superintendent Scholar and was a Freshman Orientation Leader and Junior/Senior Class representative. Beyond her involvement in her community, Vaneesha has a love of golf. She was a member of the golf team all four years and even won her team's Spirit Award. Vaneesha will be attending Duke University to study environmental science.



Drake Davidson



 

Don Borderlon Scholarship
Drake Davidson graduated from JJ Pearce High School and has been a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour for the last five years. He was a member of the varsity golf team throughout high school and says his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is “playing and competing in well-run events while also meeting new people, some I have stayed in touch with for years.” Drake plans to attend Scottsdale Community College to study business with an emphasis in informational systems.  



Thomas Coverstone



 

Ewing Automotive College Scholarship
Thomas Coverstone, an eight year veteran of the NTPGA Junior Tour, graduated from Trinity School of Texas as the valedictorian of his class, a four-year member of the varsity golf team, and founder / team captain of the robotics team. He has achieved several state championships, achieving first place in 2017 for mathematics, second place in 2019 for advanced mathematics, and was an Academic All-Stater in both 2018 and 2019. Thomas is also a two-time Lincoln-Douglas Debate State semifinalist, achieving third place as an individual in both 2017 and 2018. He plans to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall to study electrical engineering. 



Chesley McDonald



 

Ewing Automotive College Scholarship
Chesley McDonald was an NTPGA Junior Tour member from 2011 to 2013, 2015, and 2017 to 2018 and graduated from Trinity School of Midland. He participated in several organizations at school such as the jazz band, Honors Spanish Society, musical theatre, varsity golf, football and many more. He was voted by his peers to receive the Four Star Leader Award, received the Trinity Scholar Award, was a TAPPS All-State violinist, All-State golfer and All-State football player, and received the American Institute of Architects Scholarship. Chesley was also an active member at his church where he served as a youth leader and contemporary worship leader. He says he has many fond memories from the NTPGA Junior Tour such as meeting his future college roommate and having his dad caddie for him, but his favorite memory overall is from June 2018 when he birdied the last four holes at a tournament to finish the round with a winning score of 68. Chesley will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall and has set his sights on a biomedical engineering major. 



Marla Perez



 

Evelyn and Frank Borgsmiller Scholarship
Marla Perez is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and was very involved with the TJ band, serving as the drill instructor. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, Patriots Ambassador program and Leadership ISD. Marla was also involved with her local church and served as a counselor for two clubs at her church. She plans to study music education at the University of North Texas' College of Music and hopes to one day become a band director.  



Sebastian Sanchez



 

Elizabeth Toon Charities Scholarship
Sebastian Sanchez was an NTPGA Junior Tour Member for six years and graduated from Tyler ISD Early College High School in the top 10% of his class. He also graduated from Tyler Junior College with an Associate’s degree in General Studies. Sebastian was involved in several organizations such as the National Honor Society, the soccer club and the varsity golf club and was the Secretary of the ECHS Student Government. He received the Outstanding Male Participant award, the Responsibility and Courtesy Award and the 9 Healthy Habits Award from The First Tee of Greater Tyler, and will be attending the University of Texas at Tyler to study civil engineering. Sebastian says that his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is from a medalist event at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club, where he shot a 76 to win. “After three years of being a member and only placing 2nd or 3rd, it was quite an accomplishment!” 



Tanner Bevill



 

Jim Henderson / Dallas Golf Association Scholarship
Tanner Bevill is a graduate of Carroll Senior High School in Southlake and plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall to study finance. He has been involved in the National Honor Society and Carroll Medical Academy throughout high school as well as the varsity golf team, which he was the captain of for the 2018-19 season, and the Young Men’s Service League, which he was the President of in 2017-18. Tanner says that his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour, which he was a part of from 2014-2019, is when he shot in the 70s for both rounds during the All American Tour at Las Colinas “a couple years ago”.  



Mariano Barbosa



 

Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship
Mariano Barbosa, an NTPGA Junior Tour member for the last 12 years, graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas and will be studying petroleum engineering at Odessa College starting in the fall. Mariano was an active member of the Jesuit Car Club, the Multicultural Society, and was on the golf team. He says that his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when he won the All American Tour GNT Junior Showcase the weekend before his senior year started. Mariano is excited to begin his journey with the Wrangler golf team. 



Sierra Jameson



 

Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship
Sierra Jameson has been a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour for 10 years, graduated from Motley County High School, and plans to attend Texas A&M University to study agricultural communications and play on their women’s golf team. She was an active member of quite a few organizations at school, such as the National FFA Association, National High School Rodeo Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, National Honor Society and many more. Along with her impressive list of organization involvement, Sierra has won several championship titles that include All-State Athlete Regional Championship Gold Medalist for four consecutive years, National High School Rodeo Association National Finals Qualifier, Gold Medalist for Regional UIL Golf Championship, Regional and State Qualifier in UIL Academic Contest: Extemporaneous Public Speaking, and the list continues. She says that her most memorable experience from the NTPGA Junior Tour was meeting other young ladies that challenged her playing capabilities. “It was nice to get the opportunity to play against competitors that are from bigger and more competitive schools rather than my smaller division school. It has allowed me to branch out and really see how much I can advance my skills.”  



Chance Mulligan



 

Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship
Chance Mulligan was an NTPGA Junior Tour member from 2010 to 2019 and graduated from Bishop Dunne Catholic School. He was a President's Council Member, Student Council Member, Student Ambassador and varsity golf member and captain from 2018-2019. He was a member of the TAPPS 6A First Team All-District team from 2016 to 2019, TAPPS 6A First Team All-Region team from 2017 to 2019, and TAPPS 6A First Team All-State team from 2018 to 2019. He also received the Bishop Dunne MVP golfer award from 2016 to 2019 and is a Brothers of the Sacred Heart Scholar. Chance says his favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when he made a 15-foot par save on hole #18 at The Golf Club of Dallas to clinch the win at an All American Tour event, shooting rounds of 70-69--139. He will be attending Texas A&M University-Commerce in the fall to study business management.  



Steffanie Roldan



 

Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship
Steffanie Roldan graduated from Friendship High School and was an NTPGA Junior Tour Member from 2013 to 2018. Steffanie says that the best part of playing on the NTPGA Junior Tour was getting to make new friends. During her high school career, Steffanie was co-captain of the varsity golf team, held a position in Student Council, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She will be attending Texas Tech University in the fall to study biology.  



Jamondra Glenn



 

I AM Golfer Foundation Scholarship
Jamondra Glenn is a graduate of Lincoln High School and is ranked in the top 10% of his class. He has a passion for giving back to the community and does so by being involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas. His aspirations are to become an entrepreneur and create his own philanthropic institution. Jamondra had the chance to present his charity in front of a panel traveling to Washington D.C. as a part of Youth Entrepreneurs. His idea is to create a mentoring program for kids who come from a similar background to his and to serve as a role model to younger generations. Jamondra was involved with Lincoln’s National Honor Society and the golf team and is planning on attending either Philander Smith University this upcoming fall to study entrepreneurship.  



Laya Bhupatiraju



 

Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship
Laya Bhupatiraju graduated from Wakeland High School and was a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society, Vice President of the Key Club, an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the founder and president of the Care for Cancer Club, and played for the varsity golf team. Laya also sings and plays guitar and had several jobs throughout her high school career. During her sophomore year she played in the Texas 5A state golf tournament, and this year placed second at the district tournament and third at the regional qualifiers. Laya says her favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is from one of her first tournaments as a beginning golfer. She says she distinctly remembers it because she won and the NTPGA staff hosting the tournament, as well as her playing partners, were “extremely supportive, kind, and encouraging.” She will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall to study business.  



Allie Bianchi



 

Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship
Allie Bianchi has been a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour for the last four years, graduated from Lovejoy High School, and will be attending Henderson State University in the fall as a business major. In high school, Allie was a member of the Orchestra, United Sound, National Honor Society and the golf team. She was the captain of the golf team, a three-time district golf champion and two-time state golf qualifier, and was awarded the Most Valuable Player Award as well as the Captains Award. Allie says her favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when she was able to play in a sudden-death playoff for a win at Gleneagles Country Club. “ I sunk a 20-foot putt for birdie to tie the first hole and won the second hole with a par.”



Colton Higgins



 

Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship
Colton Higgins graduated as the Permian Basin High School salutatorian for the class of 2019 and plans to attend Texas A&M University to study mechanical engineering. Throughout high school, Colton was involved in several organizations including Students in Philanthropy where he was the Treasurer, the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, and the Permian High School golf team. He was inducted to the Academic Hall of Fame and the PHS Hall of Fame, and also received the Bob Pulliam Academic Award all four years. Upon graduating high school, Colton also graduated from Odessa College Summa Cum Laude with an associates degree and collected over 100 hours of volunteer work by helping tutor other students. He says that his favorite part of the NTPGA Junior Tour was being able to meet people, make new friends and be able to play golf with them, including his soon-to-be-roommate Chesley McDonald.



Ashlyn White



 

Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship
Ashlyn White graduated as a top 10% Distinguished Graduate from Caddo Mills High School. She was an NTPGA Junior Tour member for one year on top of being a part of her high school varsity golf team. She was an active participant in BETA Club, FCCLA, U.I.L. Academics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club and Student Council. Ashlyn received the Fab Fox Award and was recognized as a member of All-Region golf team and plans to attend Tarleton State University and major in biomedical sciences - pre-med.



Ebelin Aguilar



 

Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Ebelin Aguilar will be the first in her family to attend college as she begins at Texas A&M University this fall to study nursing. Ebelin has participated on the Thomas Jefferson High School golf team the last 3 years and won district this last season. Ebelin is also involved with the TJ drill team, National Honor Society and serves as the President of ASP Ambassadors. Ebelin currently works at In-N-Out Burger after school and during the summer. She is choosing to become a nurse because she wants to make a difference in people's lives.  



Jordy Castro



 

Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship Cox
Jordy Castro is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and dreams of becoming a lawyer so he is able to help immigrants, like himself, understand United States laws better. He was a part of JROTC all four years of high school and served as a Company Commander and captain of their academic team, was the team captain of the swim team and was the secretary of the Spanish Honor Society. Jordy will be attending the University of North Texas at Dallas this fall and will be majoring in political science.



Daniel Cerda



 

Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Daniel Cerda is a graduate from W.W. Samuell High School as well as Eastfield College where he earned an associate’s degree. Daniel is planning on attending Texas A&M to major in biochemistry in pursuit of attending medical school to eventually become a general surgeon. Last summer, Daniel interned at UT Southwestern and shadowed doctors to observe their daily routines in the hospital. Daniel was also involved with a program called Upward Bound, through which he was able to help lower-income families and tutor students.



Mayre Mendez



 

Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship
Mayre Mendez said in her scholarship interview "making money isn't as significant as being happy" and that holds true to her personality. She is planning on attending Texas A&M University - Commerce this fall to study music. She was accepted into the music program at TAMUC, and her goal is to become a music or English teacher. She was very involved with the Thomas Jefferson High School band serving as the drum major, section leader and drill instructor and was the band council Vice President. She also served as student council treasurer for a year, president for two years and was the Vice President of the National Honor Society. 



Charlsie Doan



 

Mac Spikes PGA Member Scholarship*
Charlsie Doan, daughter of PGA Professional Cameron Doan, graduated from The Hockaday School as a National Merit Commended Scholar and received the rank of Summa Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam. She was an ambassador, fundraiser, and volunteer for TSRHC, was co-chair of the Hockaday Secret Senior Pal Program, was a student ambassador for the H-Club at Hockaday, was on the Hockaday Academic Council and was President of the Young Republicans group. Charlsie also participated in several recreational sports, such as basketball, volleyball and diving. Charlsie was a participant in the creation of the tournament her family started called KidSwing, which benefits Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Due to her exceptional service accomplishments, she was awarded the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising professionals. Charlsie plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to study political science. 



Braeden Sanders



 

McMillan Golf Academy Scholarship
Braeden Sanders graduated from Allen High School and was an NTPGA Junior Tour member for one year. Braeden says that participating in the NTPGA Pro-Junior with his father is his favorite memory from the Tour, saying that they shared unforgettable moments together on the course. Braeden was also a member of the Allen High School varsity football and lacrosse teams. Beyond his achievements in athletics, Braeden also participated in Peer Assistant Leadership, National Honor Society, Young Men Service League, Cottonwood Creek Young Group, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received a Texas High School Academic All-State Honorable Mention upon his graduation. Braeden plans to attend Texas Tech University to study sport management. 



Blake Addison



 

Rob Norland Scholarship
Blake Addison has been an NTPGA Junior Tour member since 2016, graduated from Lake Highlands High School, and plans to attend Texas A&M University to pursue an undergraduate degree in Psychology before heading to medical school. Throughout high school, Blake was an active member of several clubs and organizations such as Student Council, Lake Highlands Wildcat Wranglers, National Honor Society and Lake Highlands Men’s golf team. He was also an active member in several organizations outside of school such as Watermark Community Church, Camp Barnabas Special Needs Summer Camp and Dallas Experience Mission Trip. Blake has held several leadership positions throughout his high school career as well, serving as the Vice President of the Student Council his junior year and President his senior year, and Captain of the Varsity Men’s golf team this past year. Blake says his “favorite thing about participating in NTPGA Junior Tour events is the variety of courses I’ve had the opportunity to play over the years. I may not have had the chance to play some of these great courses otherwise. I’ve also really enjoyed meeting other players my age from around North Texas. I feel that competing in NTPGA Junior Tour tournaments definitely challenged me and helped me improve my overall game.” 


Emma Drago


Randy Smith Award
Emma Drago graduated from Mansfield High School, where she was involved in Key Club, musical theatre, and was on the golf team. During her time with the golf team, Emma was captain, received her varsity letterman and the most improved player award, and was an All-District player. She was also heavily involved as a volunteer with her church. Emma says that her favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour is when she broke 80 for the first time at Bear Creek in 2017, and then won the event. “It was an amazing feeling to not only beat my personal best, but also win the whole tournament.” Emma will be attending the University of Kansas to pursue a degree in visual effects.  


Eric Pask

Royal Oaks Country Club / Nicholas Stafford Scholarship
Eric Pask is a graduate from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and was an NTPGA Junior Tour Member for five years. He says that his favorite memory from the Tour was winning his first ever medal at the age of 13. During his high school career, Eric was involved in several organizations and held various positions of leadership with the Boy Scouts of America, even winning the Eagle Scout Award. Beyond these achievements, Eric also maintained a 4-year-long spot on the highly competitive varsity golf team at Jesuit. He will be attending the University of Oklahoma where he plans to major in information studies. 


Sam Kiely

Sherrill Park Golf Course / Two Dad's & a Coach Scholarship
Sam Kiely graduated from Berkner High School in the top 9% of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society from his sophomore to senior year. He was a Berkner High Band member, holding the prestigious roles of Drill Instructor and Drum Major, and was on the golf team his junior and senior years, acting as captain this past season. Sam participated in the Ramblers, a country and western dance team, both his junior and senior year and was their team captain this past year and was also a Bando Bud meaning he assisted the school’s drill team during football games and other school related activities. When he wasn’t at school or participating in a club event, Sam was volunteering with organizations such as the Exchange Youth Club. Sam will be attending Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business as a finance major with the goal of becoming an investment banker. 


Lauren James

Tanos Exploration II / Patterson - UTI Drilling Texas State Open Scholarship
Lauren James was a member of the NTPGA Junior Tour for about a year and graduated from New Diana High School. She was a National Honor Society member for three years, a Unity and Diversity group member for two years, and was on the volleyball, track, tennis and golf teams. During her senior year of high school, Lauren also began her own club called Athletes that Care. She also received several awards including the Eagle Award, the Heart of The Eagle Award and the Best Preps Community Excellence Award. “I can remember being so nervous when I first began because I was fearful that everyone was so good,” she says of the NTPGA Junior Tour. “I am thankful that over time I was able to feel comfortable in my own journey and happy with my progress.” Lauren will be attending the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a major in Environmental Science. 


Regan Kennedy

The Ratliff Group Scholarship
Regan Kennedy was an NTPGA Junior Tour Member from 2015 to 2018 and graduated from Coppell High School as a Student Ambassador for the Coppell Red Jackets and the varsity golf teams’ captain and most valuable player. Along with being a member of the golf team, Regan was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and the Presidents and Captains Club. She was also on the Academic All State Team and received the CHS Golf Highest Academic Average award. Regan says, “It was always fun to see my golf buddies at the tournaments over the summer, but my favorite memory from the NTPGA Junior Tour was during the summer of 2017 when I was paired with two of my teammates from Coppell. It was one of our first summer tournaments so we were all pretty nervous, but playing together helped us to get rid of our nerves and have fun!” She plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall to study Finance. 


Hailey Ross

West Texas Legends Scholarship honoring S.A. Smith, Hart Warren, Jay McClure and Sherwin Cox
Hailey Ross graduated from Tascosa High School and was an NTPGA Junior Tour member for 3 years. Beyond competing in NTPGA Junior Tour events, Hailey was also a member of the varsity girls golf team, Key Club, Student Council, Friends in Service of Hunger Club, National Honor Society and Fanatics. Hailey served as a freshman orientation leader and was named an AP Scholar with Distinction upon her graduation. She was an Eight-Semester Superintendent Scholar as well. Hailey plans to attend Texas Christian University to study psychology. 


* denotes - annually awarded to a child or grandchild of a Northern Texas PGA Member