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Youth On Course announces 2024 scholarship recipients

$285,000 awarded to members, total scholarships reach $3.2 million

Monterey, Calif. Youth on Course – the nonprofit organization providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf – has announced its class of 2024 college scholarship recipients, who will be receiving $285,000 in scholarship funds.

The Youth on Course college scholarship program empowers the next generation to realize their dreams beyond the golf course by providing accessible opportunities to pursue higher education. Since 2008, 343 Youth on Course members have received financial support to attend college totaling $3.2 million in scholarships. The graduation rate among Youth on Course scholars is 93.6%, and 37% of recipients have been first-generation college students.

“We are proud to support and congratulate these outstanding scholarship recipients and the entire class of 2024,” says Youth on Course CEO Adam Heieck. “At Youth on Course, our mission extends beyond the golf course. Thanks to our generous scholarship donors, we can enhance access to college and play a part in realizing the dreams of these 20 deserving students.”

In total, the 2024 scholarship recipients have a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.05, nearly 5,000 volunteer hours, played more than 1,000 subsidized rounds of golf via Youth on Course, and 35% will play collegiate golf.

2024 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients:

  • Ava Allen, Ellenwood, Ga. - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Bruno Ambrosini, Kerman, Calif. - California State University, Fresno
  • Dontya Bell, Carson, Calif. - California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Anneliese Carlson, Albuquerque, N.M. - St. Olaf College
  • Jaden Dumdumaya, Benicia, Calif. - University of Southern California
  • Lena Durette, Scottsdale, Ariz. - Rollins College
  • Salma Ibrahim, Culver City, Calif. - Southern University and A&M College
  • Paul Kaczor, Chicago, Ill. - University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Jaxon Koehn, Montezuma, Kan. - Kansas State University
  • Elina Kuang, Murrieta, Calif. - University of California, Davis
  • Mia Lee, Irvine, Calif. - Stanford University
  • Sophia Lee, Fairfield, Calif. - California State University, Sacramento 
  • Lucas Madrigal, Caldwell, Idaho - University of Idaho
  • Skylar McCall, New Rochelle, N.Y. - University of Connecticut
  • Marcus Michie, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. - University of Pennsylvania
  • Sydney Raines, Oakland, Calif. - University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • TJ Rodriguez, Burleson, Texas - Texas Christian University
  • Sabella Singh, Salinas, Calif. - Cal Poly SLO
  • Jonah Siu, Rosemead, Calif. - Pepperdine University
  • Amy Tran, San Jose, Calif. - University of California San Diego

Youth on Course college scholarships are available to active members who are high school seniors enrolled as full-time students and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Applications open annually in October, requiring eligible candidates to confirm their qualifications, complete the application, and submit necessary documents by the January deadline. The Youth on Course College Scholarship Committee then reviews each application, conducts interviews and selects final recipients.

Founded in Monterey in 2006, Youth on Course began with only six golf courses in Northern California. Since then, the organization has experienced remarkable growth over its eighteen-year evolution, becoming a vital force for positive change within the golf community. Youth on Course currently serves more than 200,000 members who have access to more than 2,000 courses throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia where they can play golf for $5 or less.

Beyond affordable access, Youth on Course launched an Alumni Network earlier this year, connecting young adults nationwide who share a connection through golf and Youth on Course. For $20 per year, Alumni can access exclusive benefits and opportunities valued at over $500 through the Youth on Course mobile app, including complimentary subscriptions to NBC Sports Next's GolfPass and Peacock streaming, discounts on renowned golf brands like TaylorMade Golf and LinkSoul and exclusive app access to ParPoints.

About Youth on Course
Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Private funding makes it possible for members to have access to play for $5 or less through subsidies to thousands of courses throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Members have the opportunity to succeed through Youth on Course programs: DRIVE Club, Careers on Course, Leadership Council and College Scholarships. In addition, Youth on Course recently launched an Alumni Network, which extends membership to those 19 and older. This elevated membership offers opportunities for young adults to connect at complementary events, access exclusive deals, find jobs, and much more. More information about Youth on Course can be found by visiting or Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.

Daniel Monroe
Buffalo Groupe

Olivia Nastala
Buffalo Groupe