JAGA recognizes scholarship recipients

  • 2020 JAGA Scholarship recipients include, from left, Hannah Stevens, Apryl Parker, Alex Caliel, Sam Harrell and Elliott Wright. (photo submitted)
    2020 JAGA Scholarship recipients include, from left, Hannah Stevens, Apryl Parker, Alex Caliel, Sam Harrell and Elliott Wright. (photo submitted)

The Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) officially recognized the seven recipients of its college scholarships for 2020 at a banquet held June 11 at Deerwood Country Club. The seven Scholarship Trust recipients for 2020 are Lacey Tucker, Sam Harrell, Elliott Wright, Alex Caliel, Donald Brankse, Hannah Stevens and Apryl Parker.
Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for each semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Scholarships are renewable each semester based on meeting certain criteria, including a minimum grade-point average.
“For the 46th year, JAGA is proud to support these excellent young men and women through the Scholarship Trust program,” said Scholarship Trustee Ken Hicks of Deerwood Country Club. “We wish our recipients all the best as they enter a very exciting and important time in their lives. They follow in the footsteps of nearly 400 others who have come through the program and taken full advantage of it. On behalf of the JAGA Scholarship Trust, I extend a sincere thank you to JAGA member clubs and all those JAGA supporters who made so many valuable contributions over the course of the last year.”
Currently there are 27 scholars who are receiving $1,000 per semester, for a total of eight semesters from JAGA. Since the JAGA Scholarship Trust was formed in 1974, JAGA has awarded approximately $1.8 million to more than 375 young students. The trust is a 501 (c)(3) Not for Profit organization.
Current trustees of the trust are Wayne St. Clair (chairman/Jacksonville G&CC), Michael McKenny (vice chairman/Timuquana CC), Steve Booma (secretary/The Plantation at Ponte Vedra), Allen Witham (Hidden Hills GC/treasurer), Joe Grippi (Deerwood CC), John Tancredi (Marsh Landing CC) and Hicks.
Applicants for scholarships must be sons, daughters or grandchildren of a member of a JAGA member club or an employee of a member club who resides in JAGA’s North Florida region. Each applicant is sponsored by a JAGA director.
Entities and individuals who are interested in making contributions to the scholarship trust may do so by contacting Ken Hicks or any JAGA director from a JAGA member club or visiting www.jaxareagolf.org. JAGA welcomes all contributions, and wants all donors to know that Trustees of the fund are volunteers, as are all 100-plus JAGA directors, and all monies go directly to the trust.

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