WPGA Scholarship Recipients for 2007-2008 School Year

Posted May 25, 2007 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

The Scholarship Committee of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association has selected four new students to be recipients of WPGA Scholarships. The new students are:

Jared Clark, caddie at St. Clair Country Club, from Bethel Park High School, who will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall. Mr. Clark is the first recipient of the West Penn / Evans Scholarship. The West Penn / Evans Scholarship is co-sponsored by the WPGA and the Evans Scholarship Foundation, Golf, Il. Mr. Clark will receive full tuition, housing and other benefits.

Courtney Jones, caddie and bag room attendant at Ligonier Country Club and Laurel Valley Golf Club, will be transferring to the Penn State University main campus in the fall to enter their Professional Golf Management program. He will receive $3000 towards his tuition. Mr. Jones currently attends Penn State University Altoona and went to Ligonier Valley High School.

Ryan Kerila, caddie at Totteridge Golf Club from Greensburg – Salem High School, will attend Robert Morris University. He will receive $3000 towards his tuition.

Michael Muir, caddie at Sunnehanna Country Club from Conemaugh Township High School, will attend the University of Pittsburgh. He will receive $3000 towards his tuition.

These four students will join seven (7) others in the program for the 2007-2008 academic year. They are: Jodi Blumer, Diamond Run, Clarion; Lance Catterall, Sewickley/ Shannopin, Penn State; Byarn Cairns, Ligonier / Laurel Valley, Robert Morris; Robert Huth, South Hills, Notre Dame; Wesley Kendle, Longue Vue, Penn State; David McCleary, Treasure Lake, Pittsburgh; Andrew Sheaffer, Edgewood, Penn State.

The WPGA Scholarship Fund has given more than 600 students scholarships since 1941. Any employee with two or more years of service at a WPGA Member Club may apply.

The Evans Scholars Foundation was founded in 1930. More than 820 caddies have attended college under the Evans Scholars program.