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GBGSA Scholarship Fund

The GBGSA has established a $1000 scholarship to be awarded each year to a student enrolled in a diploma or degree program for the purpose of turfgrass management.

Deadline for applications is September 1st of each year.

The recipient of the scholarship will be based on academic standing and accomplishment at a post secondary institute as well as content of application itself.

To qualify for GBGSA scholarship, applicant must be;

  1. Enrolled in a recognized college or university for the purpose of Turfgrass management
  2. Able to submit proof of enrolment
  3. Or have been employed by a superintendent member of the GBGSA
  4. Able to provide most recent employer and academic advisor for contact
  5. Able to provide a current resume as well as one page letter describing their achievements and goals for the future

Applications are to be emailed to gbgsagolf@gmail.com

Past Recipients: 
2016 – Jordan Carbone
2015 – N/A
2014 – Chris Croft
2013 - Alex Taylor
2012 – Morgan Robbins
2011 - Ian MacDonald
2010 – Sean May
2009 – Brian Cook
2008 – Darren Fritz
2007 – Sean Walker
2006 – Mike Styles
2005 – Jeff Eichenberger
2004 – Virginia Kinney

OTHER GBGSA INIATIVES

Each year the GBGSA collects $10 per member per event to support the GBGSA Scholarship Fund as well as other worthwhile initiatives.

Guelph Turfgrass Institute contribution:

The GBGSA on behalf of its members contributes $1000 each year to the GTI to further R&D in the turfgrass industry.

Norm McCollum Bursary:

The GBGSA on behalf of its members contribute $500 each year to the Norm McCollum Bursary to assist a student enrolled in turfgrass management. Read a letter from Norm here.

New BAGS tour sponsorship:

This new initiative with JR golf in the Georgian Bay area is aimed to promote good stewardship of the golf course by the young golfers.  This will be a great opportunity to enhance our professional image as Turfgrass Professionals within our community as the BAGS tour travels throughout the region playing a total of 19 events.  Please help to support our JR golfers and the BAGS tour.  Contact Jay Honeyball or Nic Bell for more information.