Students Receive GCSAA Scholarships

August 27, 2014 in 2-year, 4-year, Articles, Awards

Penn State students were awarded 45% GCSAA scholarship dollars this year, with seven students receiving a total of $13,500.

Chris Marra, a four year program student from Cecil, Pennsylvania, received the second place award of $5,000. Marra received the MacCurrach Award, named in honor of the late Allan MacCurrach, who became the PGA Tour’s first staff agronomist in 1974 and was the GCSAA Distinguished Service Award winner in 1997. The PGA Tour funds this award. Marra will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 Golf Industry Show, Feb. 23-28, in San Antonio.

Six other Penn State students also received awards ranging from $2,500 to $500: four year program student John Petrovsky of Jackson, New Jersey; two year program student Morgan Robins of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada received the Ambassador Award (highest award to an international student); two year program student Sean Kelly of Hampton Bays, New York;  two year program student Matthew Herrmann of Brooklyn, New York;  two year program student Benjamin Cibotti III of Wayland, Massachusetts; and two year program student Robert Bond of Southampton, New York.

Winners were selected by the GCSAA Scholars Competition task group. Criteria included academic achievement, potential to become a leading industry professional, employment history, extracurricular activities and recommendations from a current academic adviser and a superintendent with whom the student has worked.

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