2018 Scholarship Recipients
This year the Women on Par Scholarship Program had record high number of applicants of nearly 275. The Scholarship Selection committee was very impressed with the highly qualified applicants. Their stories, achievements, and dreams were truly inspirational and touching. After much deliberation, the Scholarship Committee chose to give out three (3) Scholarships to be awarded in the 2018 year. The Scholarship recipients for the 2018 year are as follows:
CaMeisha Brown $2,000
Bessember, AL attending Birmingham Southern College
Jessica Alves $1,000
Bristol, RI, attending University of Rhode Island
Lori Baab $1,000
Lyndhurst, OH, attending Ohio State University
About the Scholarship
The “Women on Par” Scholarship Program, provided by the LPGA Foundation, was established in 2007 by the EWGA (now the LPGA Amateur Golf Association) to provide financial assistance to “non-traditional” female students. These scholarships are intended for women, aged 30 and older, who are attending a college or university for the first time or returning to school after an absence to complete their technical/vocational, Associate, or Bachelors degree. The scholarships are designed to help these women get “on par,” or get an equal footing, with their peers, friends, and other women who have had a chance to complete their college education.
Since inception, the scholarship program has helped more than half a dozen women realize their dreams. In 2018, two (2) scholarships will be awarded: One (1) $2,000 Women On Par scholarship and one (1) $1,000 Women On Par scholarship.
The 2018 Women on Par Scholarship application period opens on January 22 and remains open until 200 applications are received, April 15 of the application year, or whichever occurs first. Applicants are not required to be LPGA Amateur Golf Association Members, but must comply with the eligibility criteria listed below.