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Monday, August 25th, 2014 - The Board of Directors of the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund Inc. are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships. These outstanding individuals have participated in the Manitoba golf community, demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing their post-secondary studies at Canadian educational institutions. Since inception, 165 Scholarships have been awarded totaling $167 000. A total of six scholarships will be awarded this year.

In 2013, the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award was created which is a $3500 scholarship that has been made possible by an anonymous donor recognizing Dr. Dwight Parkinson’s long time commitment to the game of golf. It is awarded to the student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution with the highest academic standing. This year’s recipient is Steven Young of the St Charles Country Club. Steven is entering the University of Manitoba and pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with future plans to pursue a degree in Medicine. In 2013 he finished 2nd at the Manitoba Junior Men’s Championship and made both the Provincial Team for the Canadian Championship and Team Manitoba for the Canada Summer Games.

The following five individuals will receive $1000 scholarships from the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund:

Matthew Gray of the St Charles Country Club is working towards completing a Masters of Landscape Architecture with a major in Environmental Design at the University of British Columbia. He was runner up in the 2013 Manitoba Men's Mid-Amateur Championship and made it to the Quarter Finals of the Provincial Match Play Championship.

Stephanie Lasuik of the St Boniface Golf Club is entering her second year at the University of Winnipeg and is working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a major in Journalism and French. She was tied for 5th at the 2013 Manitoba Junior Women’s Championship and was the recipient of the inaugural Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award last year.

David Nelson of the Southwood Golf & Country Club is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Manitoba and plans to pursue a career in Medicine. He finished 3rd at the 2013 Manitoba Junior Men’s Championship and represented the province at the Canadian Junior Championship.

Lucas Wazney is a member at the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club and will graduate in October of 2015 with a Masters of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in Civil Engineering. In 2013, he was a member of the Elmhurst Mundie Putter Team.

Micah Zacharias of the Portage Golf Club is entering his first year of studies at the University of Manitoba and has aspirations of pursuing a degree in business or law. He won the Portage Junior Open and the Carman Junior Open in 2013.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

For any further information, please contact Golf Manitoba Executive Director Dave Comaskey at (204) 925-5729.

About the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund (MGSF):

• The MGSF is a registered charity with the goal of providing financial assistance to young golfers pursuing post secondary education at institutions in Canada

• The annual scholarships are granted based on the interest earned from the fund

• The capital fund grows annually from donations made by individuals, donations made in honor of someone and golf clubs within Manitoba and Northwest Ontario making contributions

• Tax receipts are given for donations to the Fund

• Golf Manitoba supports the Fund administratively which allows for very little administrative overhead

• The Fund began in 1986 and has awarded 165 scholarships for a total of $167 000

 






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