DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) – The Northern Texas PGA Foundation is pleased to continue its charitable commitment to higher education by announcing its 2019 scholarship recipients. 50 recipients have, or will earn scholarships totaling $406,800, the largest amount ever awarded in a single year by the Foundation.

Forty-five high school seniors who will be attending college this fall were awarded $325,000 in scholarships. Each scholarship awarded varied between $5,000 and $20,000. In addition, one student was awarded a “last dollar” full scholarship to the Foundation’s partner school, the University of North Texas at Dallas, valued at approximately $66,800.

Additional scholarships totaling $15,000 were awarded to four junior golfers via random drawings taking place at three events in June.  The events include the Jerry J. Ransom Pro-Junior-Am, the Starburst Junior Golf Classic and the S.A. Smith West Texas Junior Invitational. 

This year, of the scholarships already awarded, 71 percent were based on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement, while 29 percent were awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement. 

Since 1983, the Northern Texas PGA Foundation has awarded $2.77 million in college scholarships to more than 500 deserving students. 

The Northern Texas PGA Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients: 

• AT&T Byron Nelson Scholarship – Robert Caldwell – Dallas, TX
• Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Courtney Battieste – Plano, TX
• Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Ally Fowler – McKinney, TX
• Ben Hogan Foundation Scholarship – Hudson Hicks – Frisco, TX
• Birdies for Kids Scholarship – Madeline Condron – Highland Village, TX
• Briggs Berry Heart of a Lion Scholarship – Christian Keto – Granbury, TX
• Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Sydni Leung – Plano, TX
• Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Garrett Marshall – Frisco, TX
• Cameron McCormick College Golf Scholarship – Holden Wisener – Dallas, TX
• Colonial Country Club Scholarship – Flynn McNabb – San Angelo, TX
• Colonial Country Club Scholarship – Vaneesha Patel – Amarillo, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship  – Hector Diaz  – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship  – Aracely Escobar  – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship  – Naomi Jones  – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship  – Yobesh Ogari Okero  – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship  – Miriam Resendez-Ortiz  – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Gerrick Walker – Dallas, TX
• Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarship – Salma Gonzalez – Dallas, TX
• Don Bordelon Scholarship – Drake Davidson – Richardson, TX
• Ewing Automotive College Scholarship – Thomas Coverstone – Longview, TX
• Ewing Automotive College Scholarship – Chesley McDonald – Midland, TX
• Evelyn and Frank Borgsmiller Scholarship – Marla Perez – Dallas, TX
• Elizabeth Toon Charities Scholarship – Sebastian Sanchez – Whitehouse, TX
• Jim Henderson / Dallas Golf Association Scholarship  – Tanner Bevill  – Southlake, TX
• Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Mariano Barbosa  – Dallas, TX
• Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Sierra Jameson  – Roaring Springs, TX
• Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Chance Mulligan  – Dallas, TX
• Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship  – Steffanie Roldan  – Lubbock, TX
• I AM a Golfer Foundation Scholarship – Jamondra Glenn  – Dallas, TX
• Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Laya Bhupatiraju  – Frisco, TX
• Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Allie Bianchi  – Allen, TX
• Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship  – Colton Higgins  – Odessa, TX
• Jerry J. Ransom Scholarship – Ashlyn White – Quinlan, TX
• Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Ebelin Aguilar – Dallas, TX
• Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Jordy Castro – Dallas, TX
• Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Daniel Cerda – Dallas, TX
• Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Scholarship – Mayre Mendez – Dallas, TX
• Mac Spikes PGA Member Scholarship  – Charlsie Doan  – Dallas, TX
• McMillan Golf Academy Scholarship  – Braeden Sanders  – Allen, TX
• Rob Norland Scholarship – Blake Addison – Dallas, TX
• Randy Smith Scholarship – Emma Drago – Mansfield, TX
• Royal Oaks Country Club / Nicholas Stafford Scholarship  – Eric Pask  – Dallas, TX
• Sherrill Park / Two Dads & a Coach Scholarship – Sam Kiely – Garland, TX
• Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open Scholarship  – Lauren James  – Judson, TX
• The Ratliff Group Scholarship  – Regan Kennedy – Coppell, TX
• West Texas Legends Scholarship honoring S.A. Smith, Hart Warren, Jay McClure and Sherwin Cox – Hailey Ross – Amarillo, TX

For more information about the Northern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program or for additional information about our 2019 recipients, please contact Casey Rayburn at [email protected] or (214) 379-1291, or visit foundation.ntpga.com

About the Northern Texas PGA Foundation

Founded in 1983, the nationally acclaimed Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was rebranded in 2019 as the Northern Texas PGA Foundation. The Northern Texas PGA Foundation focuses on five pillars: junior golf, college scholarships, inclusion, fellowships and military and veterans. The mission of the Northern Texas PGA Foundation is positively impacting lives and communities through golf.

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