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The Academy at GPC launches scholarship program for deserving golfers

Up to $1.1M based on need and merit scholarships to be distributed

(RIDGEFIELD, Conn.) – The Academy at GPC – a full service boarding school for female and male student-athletes in grades 6-12 that utilizes a highly-specialized educational model to allow for intensive golf training – announces a scholarship program, in partnership with USA Junior Golf Federation, offering up to $1.1M to 12 deserving young athletes to attend The Academy at GPC in Ridgefield, CT.

The program’s mission is to make a positive impact on juniors aspiring to play collegiate golf by providing unencumbered educational and athletic opportunities that allow every athlete regardless of age, race or socioeconomic background the chance to reach their dreams, while instilling honesty, discipline, integrity and cultural diversity that will ultimately better our society.

Selected on the basis of need and merit, scholarship awardees will receive tuition, room and board, meals on The Academy campus, specialized coaching, access to world-class golf facilities and technology, and entry into at least 10 local, regional and national competitive events. Scholarships may cover one, two or three academic years and are available to golfers graduating in 2024, 2025 or 2026. For additional eligibility criteria, visit here.

“We recognize that access and affordability to quality education, golf coaching and competitions are three of the most important factors to a junior athlete’s future success,” says Roger Knick, Founder of The Academy at GPC. “In keeping with our mission, we feel a deep responsibility in removing the financial barriers in golf that face much of today’s youth.”

At The Academy at GPC, we give junior’s with big dreams the coaching and training environment they need to achieve those dreams. This environment has led to:

●      Over 100 athletes competing at over 80 different colleges and universities
●      Multiple NCAA-All American awards
●      Professional victories on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Canada and PGA of America
●      Over 100 wins on the AJGA, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Junior PGA, US Kids Junior Tour as well as several USGA titles

Contact Melanie Guerrera - or 203.790.4653 - to set up a prospective interview to learn more about the scholarship program and application process before August 15, 2022. Following the prospective interview, applicants must complete the application process, which will be shared following the prospective interview. The final interview with the GPC Founder and Executive Director of USA Junior Golf Federation Roger Knick will take place September 1, 2022 – September 7, 2022. Scholarship applicants will be notified by September 9, 2022.

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About The Golf Performance Center
The Golf Performance Center integrates state-of-the-art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes reach their goals. Beginning with the unique “5 Elements of Success” evaluation, The GPC delivers customized golf coaching designed to provide aspiring athletes with improvement strategies built for long-term success. The GPC’s goal is to provide valued instruction, guidance and the necessary facilities to develop junior athletes, both physically and mentally, to successfully navigate challenges on the journey to competitive golf. The Academy at GPC is committed to an individualized, passion-driven learning environment in which student-athletes in grades 6-12 are challenged to maximize their learning through exhibiting proficiency in academic skills, high moral character, and a deep understanding of the academic content and topics in which they engage. For more than 20 years, The GPC has successfully guided nearly 100 competitors as they prepare for golf at the highest levels. Alumni include multiple NCAA All-Americans, current and former student-athletes at 80 different colleges and universities and professionals who have won on the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and European Tour.

Ryan Parsons | Buffalo Agency
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