ASGA Scholarship History

In 1985, the Arkansas State Golf Association (ASGA) established a scholarship fund to assist deserving male and female Arkansas High School Graduates to attend colleges and universities in Arkansas.

From the 1985 Arkansas Golfer magazine: “Golf proficiency is not a requirement; however, to be considered for assistance a young person should be associated with golf and receive a letter of recommendation from an ASGA member or member organization. Scholarships will be in the form of one year, $1,000 grants with renewals possible.”

Five young men were awarded the initial scholarships: J.R. Andrews, a 1985 graduate of Arkadelphia High School and student at Hendrix College in Conway majoring in Accounting and Pre-Law; Steven Durand, 1983 Valedictorian of Arkadelphia High School, majoring in Accounting & Pre-Law at Henderson State University; Petey King, 1984 graduate of Catholic High School in Little Rock, majoring in Finance and Real Estate at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Joe Mowery, 1983 graduate of Piggott High School, majoring in Business and Pre-Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and Duane Poorman, 1985 graduate of Newport High School, majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

“We really couldn’t blow our own horn and publicize the scholarship program at first like we wanted to,” said Charles “Monk” Wade, ASGA Executive Director 1975-1990. “We didn’t have much money to distribute and all the money we raised was through private donations.”

The criteria changed through the years, with scholarships becoming $1,000 per semester and could be awarded up to eight semesters if the student maintained full-time status with a class load of at least 12 hours per semester, maintained at least a 2.75 grade point average and sent transcripts each semester to the ASGA office.

While the program has grown significantly over the past 25 years, one thing has not changed: money raised for scholarships comes from donations by individuals and corporations. Originally, all recipients attended college in Arkansas – now expanded to Professional Golf Management (PGM) Degrees and those studying Turf Grass Science in all parts of the United States.

Recently, memorial scholarships have been established in the name of Pete Fleming, a former PGA Professional and 2007 Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and Richard McCauley, a former state junior and state amateur champion.

Scholarship applications can be obtained by clicking the “application” link under the Foundation tab at the top of the page.

Those wanting to donate, simply click donate.” The ASGA is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

Since 1985, more than $300,000 has been awarded to 117 recipients. There currently 19 students receiving the ASGA Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Here is a list of ASGA Scholarship recipients, in alphabetical order:

ASGA Scholarship Recipients by Last Name

Abernathy, Mollie – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Allen, Chad – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia

Andrews, J.R.* – Hendrix College, Conway

Baldwin, Stephanie – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Bellamy, Chantz – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Bennett, Grier – High Point University, High Point North Carolina

Bridges, Nan Lee – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Burton, Kyle – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Calhoun, Justin – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Carlyle, Jarred – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Cathey, Savanna – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Caviness, Chris – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Christian, Jessica – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Clark, Dallis – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Conine, Alan – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Coonce, Josh – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Cooper, Brian – University of Missouri, Columbia

Cox, Ben – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Crowley, Eric – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Davis, Mark – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Duncan, Kaitlyn – Lyon College, Batesville

Durand, Steven* – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Easley, Seth – Lyon College, Batesville

Edmonds, Codi – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Edwards, Christy – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Ehrle, Paula – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Eikenberry, Nathan – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Eikenberry, Tyler – Mississippi State University, Starkville

Etheridge, Bryan – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Fells, Nathaniel – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Fennel, Brady – Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers

Feran, Stephen – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Folkers, Josh – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Frederick, Becky – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Gaban, Adam – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Gamble, Bryan – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Garner, Kirsten – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Gatling, David – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Gillis, Bryan – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Gillis, Audra – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Green, Josh – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Halferty, Donald – Mississippi State University, Starkville

Hambleton, Jacob – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia

Hansen, Stephanie – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Hartz, Whitt – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Henson, Gerald – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Hillis, Dustin – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Hoge, Miranda – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Holliman, John – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Hopkins, Matthew – Central Baptist College, Conway

Howard, Brice – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Jeffery, Megan – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Jenkins, Chris – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Johnson, Lauren – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Kauffman, John – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Keeney, Clifton – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Ketcher, Megan – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Kidd, Kristin – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

King, Petey* – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Long, Tareka – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Lott, Kerry – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Leggett, Nicole – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

McAfee, Blake – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

McAfee, Kyle – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

McGhee, Jacob – University of Arkansas at Monticello

McMickle, Clarissa – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Mears, Charles – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Moore, Jamie – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Moseley, Joseph – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Mowery, Joseph* – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Murry, Weldon – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Nicholls, Samantha – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Nicholls, Sara – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Norwood, Lance – Mississippi State University, Starkville

Patrico, Samantha – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Payne, Stan – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Poe, Jenna – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Poorman, Duane* – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Predmore, Chris – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Prince, Wade – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Prowse, Heather – Hendrix College, Conway

Richmond, Sean – William Wood University, Fulton, MO

Radler, Micah – University of Missouri at Kansas City

Roberts, Payne – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Robertson, Angela – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Robinson, Mollie – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Robinson, William – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Roddy, Lauren – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Roddy, Sarah – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Rodery, Adam – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Rogers, Ivory – Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

Rucker, Graham – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Schmidt, Heidi – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Simco, Nicholas – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Smith, Austin – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Smith, Griffin – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia

Spikes, Clay – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Still, Clayton – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Strasner, Samuel – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville

Sutherland, Angela – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Tate, Madison – University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Thompson, Jennifer – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Thorton, Jody – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tucker, Jamie – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Van Dyke, Jason – Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Vescovo, Laurie – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Walker, Christopher – Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia

Walls, Caroline – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Walls, Conner – Hannibal LaGrange University, Hannibal MO

Walters, Kayla – University of Arkansas at Monticello

Watson, Sarah – University of Central Arkansas, Conway

Welch, Jennifer – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Westmoreland, Carmen – University of North Texas, Denton

Wheeler, Aaron – Henderson State University, Arkadelphia

Wilson, Nicholas – University of Louisiana at Monroe

Wright, Josh – Mississippi State University, Starkville

Zimmerebner, Scott – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

 

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