2019 Recipient: Shelby Maloney, from Kasson, Minn., graduated number one in her graduating class from Triton Public Schools. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris, majoring in Political Science/Psychology. Shelby’s extracurricular experiences included five years on the golf team, achieving All Conference her sophomore and junior years.
2019 Recipient: Addison Hawkins, of Mora, Minn., graduated first in her class at Mora Senior High School and is attending Winona State University, majoring in Business Administration. At Mora, Hawkins captained both the golf and Nordic skiing teams and also lettered in cross country. In 2018, she was recognized by the MSHSL for Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership.
2018 Recipient: Ellie Balken, of Dilworth, Minn., graduated valedictorian at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School in Dilworth where she served on the student council, the National Honor Society council and was the varsity girls’ golf captain. Balken attends South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. She is majoring in pre-pharmacy, minoring in health communications and participating in the honors program.
2018 Recipient: Sydney Regalado, of Rosemount, Minn., graduated valedictorian at Rosemount High School where she captained the golf and cross country teams, and earned the Triple A Award for excellence in academics, arts and athletics. Regalado attends Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter where she majors in biochemistry and molecular biology.
The MWGA Scholarship Foundation is a Minnesota non-profit organization established in 1998 that supports young women in their collegiate ventures. The Foundation has committed more than $800,000 in scholarships to 74 recipients. The criteria for judging applicants are based on their academic excellence, financial need, quality of character, and interest or involvement in golf.
Each scholarship is for the amount of $3,000 per year, renewable for four consecutive years (a $12,000 maximum) and is made available to high school senior girls who intend to enroll in college the year they submit this application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and domiciled in the state of Minnesota. Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, books, room and board. A scholarship recipient must be enrolled and continue as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
The MWGA Foundation scholarship is based on academic performance (a minimum 3.2 average), continued financial need and quality of character as demonstrated by civic and academic activities. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates shall demonstrate an interest or involvement in the sport.
Each recipient will be required to meet these standards on an annual basis prior to each year's scholarship distribution. Any inability to maintain these standards and requirements will be reviewed by the foundation's directors and will result in the loss of scholarship funds.
2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE CLOSED ON MARCH 31.
For next year's scholarship information, check back here periodically for announcements and more details.
Links below will be available when next year's application entry opens.
Click here to FILL OUT OUR ONLINE FORM OR Click here to DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE APPLICATION.
Please note that you must upload the following documents during the online process or include with your mailed application to the MGA, Attn Women's Foundation Scholarship, 6550 York Ave S, Ste 211, Edina, MN 55435:
- A personal reference from your principal, teacher or counselor
with the required reference cover sheet. Click here for the reference cover sheet form.
- Your high school transcript
- Your ACT and/or SAT scores
- Your completed FAFSA form
*Please be aware that there is a processing time for FAFSA forms. Click here for FAFSA link.
You will need to allow for that time to be able to apply by the Women's Scholarship Foundation MARCH 31 deadline.
Each one of us can be a positive force in helping the growth of women in education and golf through our active support of the MWGA events and financial contributions to the tax-exempt MWGA Foundation. The MWGA Foundation earnestly welcomes individual, group, and corporate financial support.
Please make checks payable to: MWGA Charitable Foundation and send to the MGA office: Attn: MWGA Foundation, 6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211 Edina, Minnesota 55435.
Board of Directors
MWGA FOUNDATION DIRECTOR
Sheila Doran, Interlachen Country Club
MWGA COMMITTEE MEMBERS
6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211
Edina, Minnesota 55435