Georgia GCSA names 2024 Legacy Scholarship recipients

By |  June 24, 2024 0 Comments

The Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA) recently selected nine recipients of the 2024 Legacy Scholarships.

Scholarship committee leaders, Scott Slemp, Hoyt Ellspermann, Mark Hayes and Richard Staughton, CGCS, named the winners. The scholarship offers educational aid to children and grandchildren of Georgia GCSA members. The awards are funded by the Georgia GCSA in partnership with Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation.

Slemp, from Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, Ga., Ellspermann, from The Creek Club at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Ga., Hayes, from Marietta Country Club, Kennesaw, Ga., and Staughton, retired CGCS, led the scholarship interviews with help from Jamie Pate of Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation.

Applications were reviewed independently by the Georgia GCSA scholarship committee. Criteria for selection included academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership and outside employment. Students were required to submit an essay stating how traits acquired from their Georgia GCSA member parent or grandparent prepared them for their next chapter in life.

To be eligible, one or more of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have been a Georgia GCSA member for five or more consecutive years and must be a current Georgia GCSA member in one of the following classifications: A, B, C, Retired A, Retired B superintendent or AA Life. Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution for the next academic year.

This year’s recipients in order of award size were:

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