MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship
2020 Recipient: Nicole Olson, of Cook, Minn., graduated from North Woods High School and will attend University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D., where she plans to major in pre-dentistry. In addition to serving as captain of North Woods’ golf and volleyball teams, Olson was also elected as class president.
2020 Recipient: Vanessa Hawkins, of Caledonia, Minn., graduated from Caledonia High School and will attend University Of Minnesota-Duluth, in Duluth, Minn., where she will be majoring in Physics. Among Hawkins achievements, she played four-years varsity golf and served as president of Caledonia’s honor society.
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.
About the MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship
The Minnesota Golf Association Foundation Women's Scholarship (previously known as 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 MGA Foundation Women's 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 may result in the loss of scholarship funds.
2021 APPLICATION DEADLINE CLOSES AT 4:30 PM ON MARCH 31, 2021.
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 Foundation, Women's 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*
*Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACT/SAT scores will not be considered
and are not required for 2021 applicants.
- Your completed FAFSA form
*Please be aware that there is a processing time for FAFSA forms.
Click here for FAFSA link.
Remember to account for the FAFSA processing time so that you're able to apply by the MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship's MARCH 31 application 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 MGA events for females and financial contributions to the tax-exempt MGA Foundation. The MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship earnestly welcomes individual, group, and corporate financial support.
Click here to make a donation to the MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship,
or send checks payable to MGA Foundation with "Women's Scholarship" noted in the memo line
(mail to: MGA, Attn: Women's Scholarship, 6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211 Edina, Minnesota 55435).
Plan a fundraiser at your club, league or with golfing friends!
Need help coordinating or ideas on how to?
Contact Annie, MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship Committee Fundraising Liaison
Board of Directors
MGA FOUNDATION WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR
Sheila Doran, Interlachen Country Club
MGA FOUNDATION WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS
MGA Foundation Women's Scholarship
6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211
Edina, Minnesota 55435