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Youth on Course Awards 20 Outstanding High School Students College Grants

Among the grant recipients is Michelle Yang, 18, a senior at Woodbury High School, Woodbury, Minn.

 


(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 US 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

Yang, Michelle (Woodbury, Minn.) University of Wisconsin – Madison

Intended Major: Marketing / Finance

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

“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 and we, along with our scholarship donors, are proud to help them continue to work towards their dreams on and off the golf course,” Lowe said.

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 in Minnesota ages 6-18 may sign up for an MN Youth on Course membership at https://www.mngolf.org/YouthOnCourse.

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 nearly $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.

About MN Youth on Course

Minnesota Youth on Course provides youth ages 6-18 life-changing opportunities through golf, including access to golf for $5 or less, paid high school internships, caddie programs and college scholarships. Administered by the Minnesota Golf Association and supported by the MGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, MNYOC has subsidized more than 100,000 rounds of golf played by YOC members at over 100 golf courses in Minnesota since 2017.

 

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