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 - 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.