Youth on Course Awards 20 Students with Support for College Tuition

Over $350,000 Granted to Members, Total Scholarships Reach Over $2.6 Million

(MONTEREY, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the nonprofit organization providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf – has announced its 2023 scholarship awards, totaling over $350,000 to 20 deserving high school graduates. Since the inception of the organization’s scholarship program in 2008, 323 Youth on Course members have been awarded financial support totaling over $2.6 million. The graduation rate among YOC scholarship recipients is 94%, and the average GPA of this year’s winners is 3.98. Notably, eight of the 2023 recipients will be the first in their immediate family to attend college.

2023 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients
(with Hometown, School and Major)

  • Alana Alexander-Giles, Marriottsville, MD – University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Vet Sciences
  • Daniela Andrade, San Jose, CA – Cal State University Los Angeles, Business Marketing
  • Donovan Brookins, Owings Mills, MD – Undecided, Electronic Media & Film
  • Alyssa Carter, Los Angeles, CA – Undecided, Education/Psychology
  • Derica Chiu, Oak Park, CA – Emory University, Business
  • Matthew Cook, Atlanta, GA – Alabama State University, Biology/Pre-Med
  • Ashley Freitas, Sunnyvale, CA – Butler University, Communications
  • Julián Galindo Macias, Palo Alto, CA –  Middlebury College, Environmental Science
  • Ciara Grant, Easely, SC – Undecided, Pre-Dental
  • Isabel Guerrero, Gilroy, CA – Undecided, Political Science
  • Isabella Gurin, Happy Valley, OR – Undecided, Psychology
  • Mahamed Ibrahim, Culver City, CA – North Carolina A&T State University, Finance
  • Gabriel Kenney, Roseville, CA – Undecided, Engineering
  • Marcus Leonard, Atlanta, GA – Alabama State University, Business Marketing
  • Quincy Leonard, Pike Road, AL – Florida A&M University, Computer Science
  • Malia Loo, Millbrae, CA – Pitzer College, Organizational Studies
  • Jieun Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – University of Calgary, Engineering
  • Faisal Patel, Morton Grove, IL – Yale University, Molecular Biology & Economy
  • Evan Russo, Monterey, CA – Menlo College, Marketing
  • Theresa Shaw, Auburn, CA – Biola University, Business Administration

“Congratulations to these amazing students, their families, and the entire class of 2023. We receive applications from hundreds of remarkable YOC members each year with dreams of attending college, but concerns about the cost,” says Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs for Youth on Course. “It’s an honor for Youth on Course to continue supporting this select group of members, and we thank our scholarship donors for helping ensure they have access to a college education.”

Click here to view some of our 2023 scholarship recipients’ heartwarming reactions to receiving the news from our staff.