MSGA Names 2021 Scholarship Fund Recipients
CUMBERLAND, ME – The Maine State Golf Association is pleased to announce the recipients from the class of 2021 earning awards from the MSGA Scholarship Fund. The MSGA Scholarship Fund to date has now helped nearly 560 students hailing from all 16 counties across the Pine Tree State to pursue higher education. The MSGA is approaching $1.8 million given in scholarships to these recipients since its modest inception in 1950.
“One of the highlights of our year is the announcement of the scholarship fund recipients,” says Brian Bickford, executive director of the MSGA. “The quality and quantity of this year’s applicants was exceptional. It’s truly an honor to recognize our next generation of Maine golfers as they further their education.”
Students are selected based on their character, financial need, academic performance, and participation in the game of golf and golf industry. For 2021, the MSGA Scholarship Committee has selected 14 new students to receive awards of $1,500 per year, renewable for up to four years of undergraduate education. Two students will receive a one-time grant of $5,000 from the Frank Langlois Scholarship Fund.
“The Board of Directors is extremely proud to award scholarships to 16 deserving student-athletes from across the state this year,” says Neil Angis, chair of the Scholarship Fund Committee. “The awarding of scholarships has been fundamental to the MSGA’s mission to serve, grow, and strengthen the game of golf in Maine. I want to thank all MSGA members and volunteers for helping to make these meaningful scholarships possible through their steadfast engagement and support.”
The 2021 MSGA Scholars are:
Cooper Bay, of Portland and Portland High School. As the top academic performer among the new scholars, Bay is the recipient of the Dr. Francis Winchenbach Award and an additional $1,000 one-time grant. Bay will be attending Boston College.
William Cassidy, of Auburn and Edward Little High School. Cassidy will be attending the University of Maine.
Kacy Daggett, of Island Falls and Southern Aroostook Community School. Daggett will be attending the University of Maine.
Drew Delaney, of Livermore and Spruce Mountain High School. Delaney will be attending the University of Maine.
Albert Doughty IV, of New Gloucester and Gray-New Gloucester High School. Doughty is the recipient of the Davis Richardson Award and will be attending the University of Maine.
Albert Doughty IV
Morghan Dutil, of Turner and Leavitt Area High School. Dutil is the recipient of the Helen Plourd Award and will be attending Husson University.
Abby Flanagan, of Monmouth and Monmouth Academy. Flanagan is the recipient of the Kathy Drake Award and will be attending Bowdoin College.
Andrew Klein, of Cumberland and Greely High School. Klein is the recipient of the Jane Gildart Award and will be attending Virginia Tech University.
Neil Larochelle III, of Lisbon Falls and Lisbon High School. Larochelle is the recipient of the Rock Labbe Award and will be attending the University of Maine at Farmington.
Neil Larochelle III
Justin Pelletier, of Madawaska and Madawaska High School. Pelletier will be attending the University of Maine.
James Smith, of Sidney and Messalonskee High School. Smith is the recipient of the New England Senior Golfers Association Award and will be attending Stonehill College.
Thomas Trafton, of Hallowell and Maranacook Community High School. Trafton is the recipient of the Charlie Schuman Award will be attending Boston College.
Zachery Tremblay, of Sanford and Sanford High School. Tremblay will be attending Southern Maine Community College.
Braydon Young, of Portland and Portland High School. Young is the recipient of the Andy Lano Award and will be attending Lafayette College.
In addition to the MSGA Scholarship Fund recipients, the MSGA recognizes the two winners of the Frank Langlois Scholarship. This award gives a one-time grant of $5,000 to one male and one female student who have shown an active interest in golf in Maine. This year’s Frank Langlois Scholarship recipients are:
Bennett Berg, of Portland and Portland High School. Berg will be attending Bentley University.
Lindsay Cote, of Newport and Waterville Senior High School. Cote will be attending Coker University.
We wish all the best to these talented young Mainers as they continue with their education. For more information on the MSGA Scholarship Fund, or to make a donation to the Fund, contact [email protected] or visit www.mesga.org.