The Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants, established in honor of the founder of Par Aide, which continues to sponsor the scholarship program, are awarded to children of club superintendents. Nine grants totaling $12,000 are awarded, based on applicants’ community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants.
Established in honor of Joseph S. Garske, founder of the Par Aide company, the grant program is funded by the golf course accessory company and administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. For 15 years, the program has helped children and stepchildren of GCSAA members fund their education at an accredited college or trade school with one-time, one-year grants. Nine grants totaling $12,000 are awarded, based on applicants’ community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.
The 2018 awards and recipients include:
- For a $2,500 scholarship, Payton Dorsch, who is planning to attend the University of Delaware and is the daughter of Robert G. Dorsch, III, CGCS, Certified Golf Course Superintendent at Richter Park Golf Course, Danbury, Conn.
- For a $2,500 scholarship, Matthew Perconti, a student at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and the son of David P. Perconti, Golf Course Superintendent at Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor, Maine
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Lindsay Adams, a student at Massasoit Community College and the daughter of Jason S. Adams, Golf Course Superintendent at Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass.
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Sean Cincotta, a student at Baylor University and the daughter of Sean B. Cincotta, Golf Course Superintendent at Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Hills, Calif.
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Tamlyn Higaki, a student at Pacific University and the daughter of Chad Higaki, Golf Course Superintendent at the Ted Makalena Golf Course in Waipahu, Hawaii
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Isabel Kregal, a student at the University of Iowa and the daughter of Matthew Kregel, Golf Course Superintendent at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis.
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Brooke Kubel, a student at the University of South Florida and the daughter of Jason M. Kubel, Golf Course Superintendent at TPC of Tampa Bay in Lutz, Fla.
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Walter Morris, a student at Mississippi State University and the son of Timothy J. Busek, Certified Golf Course Superintendent at The Manor Golf and Country Club in Alpharetta, Ga.
- For a $1,000 scholarship, Sadie Richau, a student at Western Carolina University and the daughter of Steve D. Richau, Golf Course Superintendent at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, N.C.
“Par Aide is proud to be able to give something back to superintendents and their children,” said Dan Brown, Par Aide sales and marketing manager. “Golf course superintendents have a tireless dedication to the game of golf, and we want to honor them and their families for their efforts.”
Added Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA: “GCSAA’s commitment to our members extends to the prosperity of their children as well. Through the generosity of longtime supporter Par Aide, we can help the children of our members further their own professional dreams through the Garske grants. We wish these students the best of luck as they pursue their educational endeavors.”
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