MSGA Announces 2018 Scholarship Fund Recipients
CUMBERLAND, ME The Maine State Golf Association is pleased to announce the deserving recipients from the class of 2018 with awards from the MSGA Scholarship Fund. Since its modest inception in 1950, the MSGA Scholarship Fund, formerly the Maine Caddie Scholarship, has helped more than 500 deserving students hailing from all 16 counties around the Pine Tree State to pursue higher education.
The scholarship program is the best thing that we at the MSGA do, says Nancy Storey, executive director of the Maine State Golf Association. Were approaching $1.7 million in funds given to Maine scholars, and we love it when we see the kids succeed. Were very thankful that this is one of our primary missions.
Students are selected based on their character, financial need, academic performance, and participation in the game of golf and golf industry. For 2018, the MSGA Scholarship Committee has selected eight new recipients for awards of $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education.
The 2018 MSGA Scholars are:
Janelle Bryant, of Gray and St. Dominic Academy, daughter of John and Deborah Bryant. Bryant is the recipient of the Davis Richardson award.
Ryan Collins, of Cape Elizabeth and Cape Elizabeth High School, son of Scott Collins and Ashley Wernher-Collins. As the top academic performer among the new scholars, Collins is the recipient of the Winchenbach Award and an additional $1,000 one-time grant.
Kaitlin Dixon, of Solon and Carrabec High School, daughter of Campbell Dixon and Katherine Bertini.
Ryan Kaczmarek, of Gorham and Gorham High School, son of Ronald and Patricia Kaczmarek. Kaczmarek is the recipient of the Andy Lano award.
Jordan Laplume, of Old Orchard Beach and Thornton Academy, daughter of George and Elisa Laplume. Laplume is the winner of the Helen Plourd award.
Blake Marden, of Oakland and Messalonskee High School, son of Steve and Cassie Marden. Marden is the recipient of the New England Senior Golfers Association award.
Cohen Storer-Donnell, of Wales and Oak Hill High School, son of Michael and Heather Pelletier.
Hunter Walker, of Island Falls and Southern Aroostook High School, son of Stephen and Melissa Walker. Walker is the recipient of the Rock Labbe award.
In addition to the MSGA Scholarship Fund recipients, the MSGA recognizes the two winners of the Frank Langlois Scholarship. This award gives $5,000 to one male and one female student who have shown an active interest in golf in Maine. This years Frank Langlois Scholarship recipients are:
Stephanie Rodrigue, of Lewiston and Lewiston High School, daughter of Rick and Terry Rodrigue.
Logan Thompson, of Lincoln and Mattanawcook Academy, son of Cory and Peggy Thompson.