Youth on Course – the non-profit providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – has announced its 2020 scholarship awards granting over $252,000 in scholarships to 19 high school graduates, continuing its commitment to providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities on and off the course.
Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, 260 Youth on Course members have been awarded with scholarships totaling close to $2 million in financial support. The current scholarship retention rate is 93 percent.
Among this year’s recipients is Kailea Fogleman of Oakdale.
The 2020 recipients include seven first-generation college students and will be attending the country’s most prestigious universities including University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Michigan, UCLA and Wake Forest University, among others. The average GPA of this year’s winners is 4.06.
Fogleman plans to attend University of Nevada Reno with an intended major of biology.
Other recipients included students from Sacramento, Benicia, San Marcos, Etna, two from Vacaville, Fresno, Oakland and Carmichael, all in California; also West St. Paul, Minnesota; Overland Park, Kansas; Kennesaw, Georgia; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Spanish Fork, Utah; Chicago, Illinois; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Victor, Idaho; and St. Paul, Minnesota.
“We know how challenging the financial burden is for students pursuing higher education. Every year, our scholarships are sought out by more than 1,000 Youth on Course members who are intelligent, talented and want to continue pursuing their dreams in college, but they’re worried about the cost,” said Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs for Youth on Course. “We, along with our scholarship donors, take pride in doing what we can to help alleviate the burden for these outstanding students and their families. The 2020 class of Youth on Course Scholars is made up of some of the brightest and most caring students in the country. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the future.”
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play thousands of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Born out of the NCGA in 2006, Youth on Course subsidizes greens fees to remove cost as a barrier to entry for potential lifetime golfers. Operating in 37 states and Canada, more than 71,000 members have played close to one million rounds of golf while the organization has helped generate over $6.8 million in tee-time revenue back to individual golf courses. In addition to subsidizing youth golf rounds, Youth on Course also facilitates college scholarships, paid internships and a caddie program.