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Youth on Course awards 20 deserving high school 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, Psychology
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.”

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About Youth on Course

The core purpose of Youth on Course (YOC) is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Headquartered in Monterey, CA, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, YOC has grown to 140,000 members throughout North America, playing for $5 or less at nearly 2,000 golf courses. Members also benefit from career opportunities through the Careers on Course internship program and have the opportunity to be awarded college scholarships. To date, YOC members have played more than two million subsidized rounds of golf, each round representing a new opportunity for learning, growth and connection through affordable access to play.

Gina Delli-Gatti