The GCSAA, a golf course management organization, has announced that applications are open for the annual Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America has announced that applications are open for the annual Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is open to students pursuing one of the following golf-related professions: landscape design/golf course architecture; golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent; professional golf management, club professional or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.
The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship is an annual award given since 2009 to honor the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. In his pioneering career, Travis was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist. He was founder and editor of one of the most influential golf magazines of his time, The American Golfer.
2015 applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must present evidence of being enrolled/matriculated, in the Fall of 2015, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college/university, in a program of study that will prepare the student for a career in one of the above-mentioned professions.
The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:
• Academic record
• Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
• Career goals
• Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations; participation in sports and community affairs; jobs held; special interests, and hobbies
Scholarship award is $750 and up to four awards will be granted. The deadline to submit is June 1. For more information about the scholarship, please visit travissociety.com/college-scholarship/.
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