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Thanks to the generous support of our membership, the SMWGA Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to nine very talented, deserving individuals who have contributed to women’s golf and who are furthering their education. Below are excerpts from three of the successful applicants:

“Nobody told me that I was going to be the only girl on the (golf) team! My mom ‘made’ me get on the bus and I have to say that it has been the best experience of my high school career. Being the only girl on the team is what helped me  build the courage to apply to a college that is only 20% women. “

“Her commitment to learning, capacity for serious and disciplined hard work, and ability to lead by example has allowed her to influence classmates with the quality and conviction for her ideas. She is a critical thinker, creative problem solver and confident young women who has ‘evolved from the victim of Middle School bullying to being a mover and shaker’.”

"enrolled in honors and AP classes throughout high school and achieved a 3.97 GPA. She is loved by all because of her warm, compassionate nature. She will never be the life of the party, but she's the one everyone wants to be around. She has a strong work ethic, whether that be athletic, academics or employment, she'll give her best effort. This approach to life has propelled her to some impressive feats in the classroom and athletics."

We would like to reach out to all of our members once again to help energize the fund with a holiday donation drive. We have an offer to match $1500 of members’ donations. So far we have raised almost $600 from several ladies golf groups as well as from individuals who have donated their tournament winnings from this past season. So, please, consider a donation during the season of giving. Thank you in advance for your continued support and Happy Holidays to everyone! 

2015 Scholarship Awards

Kailey Coleman
Southern NH University

Alexis Erlandson
Emmanuel College

Lauren Wells
The George Washington University

Karen Richardson
University of Phoenix, BSN

Jamie Gaughan
Maine Maritime Academy

Sarah Hansen
Gettysburg College

Grace King
St. Lawrence University

Maria Cianchette
North Carolina State University

Monica Austin
Elon University

Contact information: SMWGA Director, 58 Val Halla Rd., Cumberland, ME. 04021  Email: