The PGA of America has awarded five $8,000 scholarships under the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2018-19 academic school year. The scholarships are designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and driven individuals from diverse backgrounds pursuing PGA Membership through PGA Golf Management University Programs nationwide.
The PGA WORKS branded workforce diversification effort looks to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce and the PGA of America’s Membership. Applicants either had to plan to enroll fulltime or are currently pursuing fulltime undergraduate studies at one of 18 accredited PGA Golf Management University Program academic institutions for the entire 2018-2019 academic year, with the intent of pursuing PGA of America Membership.
“We are delighted to announce the 2018-19 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program winners,” said PGA President Paul Levy, in a news release. “Devyn Olds represents the bright future of the golf industry, and we’re excited that she is pursuing a career within the game as a PGA Professional.”
Devyn Olds, 18, of Lee, Massachusetts, will return to Coastal Carolina University, in South Carolina, in September. Olds will participate in the PGA Golf Management University program class of 2020. He is a recipient of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship, Deacon Palmer Scholarship, Stan Thirsk Scholarship and William Menard Scholarship.
Devyn Olds has been named to the Coastal Carolina University President’s List on three occasions. He was also inducted into both the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.
Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors and work experience; a statement of goals and aspirations; unusual personal or family circumstances; an outside appraisal; demonstrated active participation in the game of golf and playing ability.
PGA WORKS is the umbrella brand for all workforce diversification programs within The PGA of America. PGA WORKS is an intentional effort to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce through a variety of programmatic efforts, including leadership development, fellowships, internships, scholarships, career expos and emerging leader programs.