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 will attend Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter where she plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology.
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 will attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. She will be majoring in pre-pharmacy, minoring in health communications and participating in the honors program.
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 72 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.
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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