Youth on Course Awards 18 Students with Support for College Tuition | Youth on Course

Youth on Course Awards 18 Students with Support for College Tuition

Delivers $258,000 to Members, Total Scholarships Surpass $1.6 Million

(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization renowned for providing affordable golf access – awards $258,000 in scholarships to 18 high school graduates, continuing its commitment to providing youth with access to high-quality higher education.

This year’s scholarship total is the largest amount awarded by Youth on Course per student to date. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded 240 students with scholarships totaling more than $1.7 million in financial support. The current scholarship retention rate is ninety-four percent. Many of the 2019 recipients will attend the country’s most prestigious universities including Allegheny College, University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and University of Kansas, among others. The average GPA of this year’s winners is 4.2.

2019 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients (in alphabetical order)

Haley Ali (San Leandro, Calif.), UC Davis

Major: Cell Biology

Chingun Baatar (Oakland, Calif.), American University

Major: Political Science & Economics

Misa Church (Antioch, Calif.), San Jose State University

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Kiana Coburn (Vancouver, Wash.), Central Washington University

Major: Aeronautical Science

Anh-Dao Do (Kansas City, Kans.), University of Kansas

Major: Chemistry

Logan Fowler (Antelope, Calif.), Sacramento State University

Major: Mathematics

Lauren Margaret Hickam (Carmel, Calif.), California State University, San Marcos

Major: Criminology & Justice

Samantha Jacobs (Newcastle, Calif.), UC Davis

Major: Managerial Economics

Carson Krol (Orland Park, Ill.), University of Notre Dame

Major: Computer Science

Paul Lee (South San Francisco, Calif.), University of Denver

Major: Hospitality Management & Mathematics

Sidney Leipsic (San Rafael, Calif.), Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Major: Business Administration

Craig Kenneth Malech (Turlock, Calif.), California State University, Long Beach

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Camille O’Halloran (Northfield, New Jersey), Allegheny College

Major: Math, Economics

Crystle Anne Querol (Henderson, Nevada), Colorado Mesa University

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

Colin Stephen Raab (Redwood City, Calif.), University of Miami, Frost School of Music

Major: Music Engineering Technology

Rodolfo Vega (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Texas State University

Major: Criminal Justice

Michael Wang (San Jose, Calif.), UC Berkeley

Major: Computer Science

Sophia Zhang (Portland, Ore.), UC Berkeley

Major: Environmental Economics and Policy

“Support of our members in their pursuit of a college education continues to be the most rewarding thing we do all year,” says Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs, Youth on Course. “The day-to-day focus is to provide our members with access to affordable golf, but our core purpose of providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities shines through our scholarship program, as education has the power to transform society.”

Born out of the Northern California Golf Association in 2006, Youth on Course subsidizes greens fees to remove cost as a barrier to entry for potential lifetime golfers. Operating in 31 states and Canada, more than 60,000 members have played more than 845,000 $5 rounds of golf, helping to generate $5.2 million in tee-time revenue reimbursed back to partner facilities. | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter

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About Youth on Course

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play hundreds 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. Since 2006, more than 845,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. The program has expanded to Alberta, Canada with plans to service every province by 2022.