Scholarships

The Sacramento Golf Council funds annual scholarships for Sacramento area junior golfers who have played in junior tournaments sponsored by the Council. We have partnered with the First Tee of Greater Sacramento and Morton Golf Foundation to use their scholarship award process each year. Donations to support the scholarships may be made at any time by sending a check to our Treasurer, Bob Adams, 5229 Willow Park Court, Carmichael, CA 95608. Checks should be made payable to “The Sacramento Golf Council” and include a note to indicate the donation is to support the scholarship fund.

Scholarship Recipients

2022 - Jack Fidler

Peggy Dodds Memorial Scholarship Award - $1500
Jack graduated from Lincoln High School with a 3.4 GPA. He has been a member of First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento since the age of five. During that time, he has worked diligently on the life skills curriculum to become Ace level. In addition, Jack has volunteered over 135 hours with our programs. He was a lead volunteer with our US Kids Golf program and spoken at several fundraising events. Off the golf course, Jack has been in several theatre productions and participated in his school’s welding program. This fall, Jack plans to attend Sierra College. He will be studying business.

2022 - Carter Jones

Peggy Dodds Memorial Scholarship Award - $1500
Carter graduated from Roseville High School with a 4.3 GPA. He first started with First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento eleven years ago at the age of seven. During that time, he has volunteered with our chapter, reached the Ace Life Skills level, and been chosen to apply for national First Tee opportunities. Carter is a lead member of our Junior Life Skills Coaching Committee and has taught life skills lessons on our Junior Tour for many years. Away from golf, Carter has played competitive soccer and enjoys cycling. This fall, Carter is planning to attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he will major in accounting.

2022 - Hannah Harrison

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
Hannah graduated from Granite Bay High School, where she earned a 3.92 GPA. As a member of First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento for the past eleven years, Hannah has been a member of our Junior Tour and volunteered over 50 hours with our US Kids Golf program, at Junior Tour events, and with fundraising events. Nationally, Hannah was chosen for the 2022 First Tee National Championship, 2021 PURE Insurance Championship impacting First Tee, as well as, the 2017 Junior Tour Core Value Award for her outstanding character. In the fall, Hannah will be attending and playing golf at Washington State University, majoring in business.

2022 - Rylie Kosney

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
Rylie graduated from Sheldon High School with a 4.2 GPA. Rylie joined First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento in 2018 and since that time has been a member of our Junior Tour and volunteered over 120 hours with our US Kids Golf Program. Last year, Rylie was honored with our Core Value Award because of her commitment to our core values in all that she does. In addition to golf, Rylie has been very involved with her church’s youth ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Honor Society. This fall, Rylie will attend and play golf for Dalton State in Georgia, where she will major in engineering technology.

2022 - Corina Shaw

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
While attending Bear River High School, Corina earned a 3.27 GPA. She has been a member of First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento Junior Tour for six years. During that time, in addition to her participation, she has volunteered for our chapter, earned Birdie level in her life skills, and was honored with the 2019 Core Value Award for her outstanding character. Outside of golf, Corina has been involved with her school’s dance team and speech and debate club. This fall, Corina will attend and play golf for William Jessup University, where she will major in criminal justice.

2022 - Logan Green

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
Logan graduated from Davis High School, where he was involved with student government and earned a 3.9 GPA. He has been a member of our Junior Tour for six years. During that time, he reached the birdie level in his life skills, and was awarded one of our chapter’s highest honors, the 2021 Core Value Award for his impeccable character and commitment to our core values on and off the golf course. This fall, Logan is planning to attend and play golf for UC Davis, where he will major in psychology.

2022 - Connor Bowron

Morton Golf Foundation Scholarship sponsored by the SGC - $2000
Connor Bowron is graduating from Inderkum High School with a 3.95 GPA. As a member of the school's California Early College Academy, Connor has been dual enrolled in high school and junior college courses through American River College. Connor didn't start playing golf until his Freshman year but quickly took up the game thanks to joining Youth on Course, First Tee of Greater Sacramento and Junior GA of Northern California, taking lessons and participating in many tournaments since 2018. Connor went from not making the golf team his freshman year to finishing fifth in the league his senior year. In addition to playing, Connor has also coached youth at Haggin Oaks PGA Summer Camps. Connor has been accepted to attend New Mexico State University's PGA Golf Management Program in the Fall.

2021 - Kaylyn Noh

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
Kaylyn graduated from Rocklin High School with a 4.06 GPA. She has been a member of First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento since the age of five. During that time, she has worked diligently on the life skills curriculum to become Ace level. In addition, Kaylyn has volunteered over 170 hours with our programs. She was a lead volunteer with our US Kids Golf program and helped make that program a success. In 2020, Kaylyn was awarded the Junior Tour Core Value Award: one of our highest honors. This fall, Kaylyn plans to attend and play golf for California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She will be studying business.

2021 - Ethan Lu

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
While attending John F Kennedy High School, Ethan earned a 4.46 GPA. He has been a member of First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento for thirteen years, beginning in our programs at the age of five. During that time, in addition to his participation, he has volunteered over 400 hours with our chapter as a junior coach at Bing Maloney Golf Course and represented our chapter at the 2019 Life Skills & Leadership Academy. In addition, Ethan is a member of our Ace life skills class and plans to complete his Ace project before he leaves for college, a huge accomplishment. This fall, Ethan will attend UC Davis, where he will major in biochemistry.

2021 - Ellie Sand

Sacramento Golf Council Scholarship Award - $1000
Ellie graduated from Oak Ridge High School with a 4.14 GPA. She first started with First Tee ─ Greater Sacramento eleven years ago at the age of seven. During that time, she has volunteered over 125 hours with our chapter, reached the Eagle Certification in her life skills, and been chosen to apply for national First Tee opportunities, including the 2020 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach. Ellie is a lead member of our Junior Life Skills Coaching Committee and has taught life skills lessons on our Junior Tour for many years, as well as been a lead volunteer with our US Kids Golf program. This fall, Ellie is planning to attend and play golf for Santa Clara University, where she will major in computer science.

2020 - Yusuf Ahmed and Mikaela Paracuelles

While attending Vista del Lago High School, Yusuf earned a 3.52 GPA. Yusuf has been a member of The First Tee for eleven years. During that time, he has volunteered over 100 hours with our chapter, been a life skills teacher, and represented our chapter at several national events. While attending the Life Skills & Leadership Academy, Yusuf was awarded one of First Tee’s highest honors, the Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Outstanding Male Leader Award. This fall, Yusuf will attend and play golf at Folsom Lake College, before transferring to a University where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Mikaela graduated from Vista del Lago High School, where she earned a 3.73 GPA. She has been a member of The First Tee for eight years. Mikaela has volunteered over 100 hours with our chapter, and was a representative for us at the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship. In addition, Mikaela was honored with our 2019 Junior Tour Core Value Award for her outstanding character. In the fall, Mikaela will be playing golf and majoring in biological science at UC Santa Cruz.

2019 - Yena Jang

The 2019 Sacramento Golf Council scholarship awardee is Yena Jang. Yena graduated from Granite Bay High School earning a 4.40 GPA. Yena has played in a number of Golf Council junior tournaments, winning the Girls Overall Championship for the 2018 County Junior Championship. She has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento (TFTGS) for seven years. Yena has been a lead life skills teacher with the TFTGS chapter and is at Eagle level in her life skills. She is a select member of The First Tee Scholars Class of 2019. In addition, Yena played in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship where she and playing partner, Duffy Waldorf, tied for 1st place. She will be attending and playing golf at Pomona College, where she will major in biology. Yena plans to go to medical school and is currently interested in becoming a dermatologist.