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Youth on Course awards 19 high school students with support for college tuition

Granting $252,000 to members, total scholarships reach nearly $2 million

(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) – Youth on Course – the non-profit providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – has announced its 2020 scholarship awards granting over $252,000 in scholarships to 19 high school graduates, continuing its commitment to providing youth with access to life-changing opportunities on and off the course.

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, 260 Youth on Course members have been awarded with scholarships totaling close to $2 million in financial support. The current scholarship retention rate is ninety-three percent.

The 2020 recipients include seven first-generation college students and will be attending the country’s most prestigious universities including University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Michigan, UCLA and Wake Forest University, among others. The average GPA of this year’s winners is 4.06.

2020 Youth on Course Scholarship Recipients (in alphabetical order)

Benjamin Ainley-Zoll (Sacramento, Calif.), Royal Holloway, University of London
Intended Major: Cyber security

Angelica Antonio (Benicia, Calif.), Dominican University
Intended Major: Physical Therapy

Alex Cheriel (San Marcos, Calif.), University of Chicago
Intended Major: Mathematics/Statistics

Kailea Fogleman (Oakdale, Calif.), University of Nevada Reno
Intended Major: Biology

Rosalinda Frick (Etna, Calif.), Chico State University
Intended Major: Political Science

Taylor Gonsalez (West St. Paul, Minn.), Columbia University
Intended Major: Finance

Hannah Lee (Vacaville, Calif.), UC Davis
Intended Major: Bio-Medical Engineering

Kenneth Maldonado (Overland Park, Kan.), Kansas State University
Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering

Allison McInnis (Kennesaw, Ga.), Wake Forest University
Intended Major: International Economics

Nathanael Mertz (Albuquerque, N.M.), Wake Forest University
Intended Major: Pre-Med & History

Josseline Garcia Morales (Fresno, Calif.), The Masters University
Intended Major: Biology

Kierra Oyler (Spanish Fork, Utah), Brigham Young University
Intended Major: Applied Mathematics

Jalyn Robinson (Vacaville, Calif.), Prairie View A&M University
Intended Major: Bio-Medical Engineering

David Santos (Chicago, Ill.), University of Dayton or University of Illinois
Intended Major: Engineering

Edward Shen (Ann Arbor, Mich.), University of Michigan
Intended Major: Economics

Quincy Spitzer (Victor, Idaho), UCLA
Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering

John (Jack) Traxler (Saint Paul, Minn.), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intended Major: Science and Math

Sa'mya Wilson (Oakland, Calif.), Smith College
Intended Major: Undecided

Isaac Yang (Carmichael, Calif.), University of California Santa Barbara
Intended Major: Applied Mathematics

"We know how challenging the financial burden is for students pursuing higher education. Every year, our scholarships are sought out by more than 1,000 Youth on Course members who are intelligent, talented and want to continue pursuing their dreams in college, but they're worried about the cost," says Michael Lowe, Vice President of Programs for Youth on Course. "We, along with our scholarship donors, take pride in doing what we can to help alleviate the burden for these outstanding students and their families. The 2020 class of Youth on Course Scholars is made up of some of the brightest and most caring students in the country. We can't wait to see what they accomplish in the future."

Born out of the Northern California Golf Association in 2006, Youth on Course subsidizes greens fees to remove cost as a barrier to entry for potential lifetime golfers. Operating in 37 states and Canada, more than 71,000 members have played close to one million rounds of golf while the organization has helped generate over $6.8 million in tee-time revenue back to individual golf courses. In addition to subsidizing youth golf rounds, Youth on Course also facilitates college scholarships, paid internships and a caddie program.

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About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play thousands of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, close to one million rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and nearly $2 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States Youth on Course serves Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021.

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