Granting nearly $300,000 to members, total scholarships reach $2 million
(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams and transforming the lives of young people – has announced its 2021 scholarship awards granting $296,000 to 20 deserving 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, 280 Youth on Course members have been awarded with financial support totaling $2 million. The graduation rate among all alumni and current recipients is ninety-three percent.
The class of 2021 will be attending the country’s most prestigious universities including Dartmouth College, University of California – Berkeley and the United States Naval Academy, among others. The average GPA of this year’s winners is 4.39 and six of the recipients will be playing college golf with five others possibly joining their collegiate team.
2021 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients (in alphabetical order)
Berry, Bryson (Lexington, Ky.), Dartmouth College Intended Major: Government / Economics
Bianchi, Tyler (Carmel, Calif.), University of Colorado – Boulder Intended Major: Business Management
Caldwell, Marion (Farmington, N.M.), Dartmouth College Intended Major: Undecided
Choi, Ryan (Cockeysville, Md.), Carleton College Intended Major: Economics
Cook, Jalon (Stockbridge, Ga.), Kennesaw State University Intended Major: Computer Science
Jiminez, Keleona (Durham, N.C.), Winston-Salem State University Intended Major: Business Administration
Kurup, Viveka (Redwood Shores, Calif.), Bucknell University Intended Major: Computer Science
McKinney, Faith (North Las Vegas, Nev.), Chicago State University Intended Major: Criminal Justice
Morgan, Tayelor (Columbia, S.C.), College of Charleston Intended Major: Biology
Nguyen, Yen Nhi (Portland, Ore.), Lehigh University Intended Major: Political Science / International Relations
Nuez, Noah (Laveen, Ariz.), United States Naval Academy Intended Major: Nuclear Engineering
Pan, Leland (Naperville, Ill.), University of Illinois of Urbana Champaign Intended Major: Political Science
Philavanh, Naree (Lincoln, Neb.), University of Nebraska – Lincoln Intended Major: Marketing
Ramirez, Roman (San Antonio, Tex.), Our Lady of the Lake University Intended Major: Mathematics
Saliba, Jaime (Berkley, Mich.), St. Mary’s College, Ind. Intended Major: Criminal Justice
Solis, Monica (Clemmons, N.C.), Gettysburg College Intended Major: Political Science
Sutikto, Borina (Fremont, Calif.), Santa Clara University Intended Major: Accounting and Information Systems
Sutikto, Belinda (Fremont, Calif.), San Jose State University Intended Major: Business / Economics
Wen, Adora (Dublin, Calif.), University of California – Berkeley Intended Major: Mathematics / Economics
Yang, Michelle (Woodbury, Minn.) University of Wisconsin – Madison Intended Major: Marketing / Finance
“Pursuing higher education, much like the game of golf, shouldn’t hinge on the financial burdens it places on young people,” says Michael Lowe, vice president of programs for Youth on Course. “These 20 students are among the brightest in the country and we, along with our scholarship donors, are proud to help them continue to work towards their dreams on and off the golf course.”
Committed to making the game more appealing, inclusive and accessible to nurture the next generation of lifelong players and lovers of the game, Youth on Course gives its members opportunities to grow on and off the course. Offering subsidized rounds of golf, members can play at more than 1,400 courses across the country for $5 or less across North America.
Off the course, Youth on Course puts their members’ lives on a different trajectory by providing off-course growth and learning experiences including paid internships, its scholarship program and caddying opportunities. Juniors nationwide ages 6-18 may sign up for a Youth on Course membership at www.youthoncourse.org/join.
More information: 831.625.4653.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to help young people grow and succeed both on and off the course by providing opportunities to play, learn, grow, and build relationships through affordable, inclusive access to play. More than 100,000 members play more than 1,400 golf courses for $5 or less, benefit from career opportunities 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 one million subsidized rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $2 million has been awarded in college scholarships. Across North America, Youth on Course serves all of the United States of America and parts of Canada.