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 76 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