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Announcing the David Parrott Memorial Scholarship


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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (May 26, 2020) – The Carolinas Golf Association in conjunction with the Carolinas Golf Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the David Parrott Memorial Scholarship to recognize 14 high school seniors from around the Carolinas for their outstanding display of academic achievement, sportsmanship and community service.

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award to recognize a Carolinas Junior Boys’ Team member who displayed excellence in academics and sportsmanship. The CGA expanded the award in 2018 to recognize a female member of the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Team and to award a $1000 scholarship to both players.

The CGF continues to honor David’s memory by expanding the award to help support these students with their respective college educations by offering $25,000 annually to our CGA and Youth on Course Carolinas members.

“When the CGF began in 1977, it primarily funded turfgrass initiatives including some turfgrass scholarships,” said CGA Executive Director, Jack Nance. “Since then we have broadened our reach to fund a variety of Carolinas-based golf initiatives at well over $2 million. The foundation has slowly grown over the years and now seems like the right time to add a larger and broader scholarship program.”

The CGF mission is to provide access to life-changing opportunities through the game of golf.  The David Parrott Scholarship fund will complement that mission as all Youth on Course Carolinas members would be eligible for consideration of this opportunity.

The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is June 30, 2020. Deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00 PM EST. June 30, 2020.

An Awards Advisory Committee selected by the CGA and CGF will consider the respective ability, educational goals, financial need and career ambitions of each applicant. Recipients will be announced and notified on August 5, 2020.

“We are very excited that due to the generosity of our donors across the Carolinas we will be able to kick off our scholarship program in 2020,” said CGF Director of Development, Braxton McLennan. “It all starts with giving our junior members access to golf for $5 or less at our participating Youth on Course courses, but it definitely doesn't end there. We set them up for success beyond the green through our college scholarships.”

David Parrott Memorial Scholarship Amount:

●     (1) Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $5,000.00 for both a male and female awardee.

●     (1) Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,500.00 for both a male and female runner-up.

●     (5) Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.00 for both male and female first runner-up.

Funds are applied to educational expenses, including tuition, fees, and books.

Applicant Requirements:

●     Be a 2020 high school senior at a North Carolina or South Carolina high school.

●     Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

●     Be a resident of North Carolina or South Carolina.

●     Be a member of the Carolinas Golf Association or Youth on Course in the Carolinas.

●     Demonstrate community involvement.

Applications for the David Parrott Award Scholarship can be submitted here: https://www.scholarshipprograms.org/cga/index.php

About David Parrott

David Parrot was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 1982. During his brief illness, he participated in the golf camp at Duke University and competed in the SCGA South Carolina Junior Championship finishing third in his flight. He was given the Derek Davis sportsmanship award at the championship for his effort and determination, along with the inspiration he gave to all who knew him. David died July 29, 1982 at the age of 16.

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award which, to date, has been awarded over 38 times. The CGA expanded the award in 2018 to recognize a female member of the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Team.

About the Carolinas Golf Foundation

The Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF) was formed by the Carolinas Golf Association in 1977 to provide support for a variety of Carolinas-based golf initiatives. The Carolinas Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Foundation are both 501(c)3 non-profit educational organizations. The Carolinas Golf Foundation has provided more than $2,000,000 over the last 43 years for various projects and scholarships.

Through Youth on Course, the Carolinas Golf Foundation allows kids across North and South Carolina to play golf for just $5 per round. And that’s just one of the many ways we’re passing the game on to the next generation. The CGF supports women’s golf, disabled golfers, college scholarships, turfgrass research and the historic Xan Law Jr. Hall of History that captures and displays the rich golf tradition of the Carolinas.                                 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.  

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

About Youth on Course

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Youth on Course members can play at more than 1,200 courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment opportunities through the caddie and internship programs, and apply for college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, nearly 960,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and more than $1.7 million has been raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021.

For more information about Youth on Course visit https://youthoncourse.org/



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