2018 and 2019 WGA Caddie Scholarship

John Dignam & Monica L. Hughes Selected as Recipients for the 2018 and 2019 WGA Caddie Scholarship

New York (December 1, 2018) – Mahopac Golf and Beach Club congratulates John Dignam and Monica L. Hughes for surpassing all the qualifications and becoming the current beneficiaries for the 2018 and 2019 Westchester Golf Association (WGA) Caddie Scholarship program. The Caddie scholarship, has always been linked with the Westchester Golf Club since 1962.In the spirit of giving back to the society, this program has awarded over 271 deserving young men and women scholarships for the 2018 and 2019 academic year. The fund spends $1,250,000 every year in these undertakings.

“Since its inception in 1956, the WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund has never turned away a qualified applicant with financial need, and it is because of your efforts and interest in the future of these worthy recipients that we are able to continue this mission.” Said John O’Brien, the manager, of the fundraising and & development.

In 2017 and 2018, the program granted 76 new scholarship to young men and women who worked in service to golf. They fund a wide range of beneficiaries who are in over 147 different institutions.

According to reports by Mahopac Golf and Beach Club, John Dignam will be joining University at Albany, Suny, class of 2022. Monica L. Hughes will be joining University of New Hampshire class of 2020.

These two candidates secured the scholarship after careful vetting. They had all the requirements that warranted their acceptance to the program. These are just some amongst the many students that WGA caddie program has helped since its inception in 1956.

According to Benjamin C. Kirschenbaum, the president of WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund, they award between $1,000 to $10,000 per year for study at an accredited trade school or undergraduate study depending on their financial needs of the students.

Over the years, the Fund has attracted many sponsors who want to be on the right side of history. Recently WGA Caddie Scholarship Fund has sought partnership with Evans Scholars Foundation. This move has seen them come with a co-branded program known as Westchester Evans Scholarship.

In a report released by the two organizations, this step will help raise more money since Evans Scholars Foundation is amongst the top college scholarship providers in the US-provides full housing and tuition scholarships.

Other outstanding sponsors include Deutsch Family Wine & Spirit a renowned company for its whisky, Morell Studios develops exemplary product lines for their customers, and Titleist has been a longtime supporter.

Additionally, the WGA Caddie Scholarship includes a number of nationally recognized organizations. Mahopac Golf and Beach Club partnered with the WGA Caddie Scholarship, showing a commitment to provide their members with some of the benefits of the area’s recognized clubs. A couple of these clubs include Westchester Country Club and Winged Foot Golf Club.

These donors are of the paramount essence to the fund because CFS finances this scholarship awards via contributions from the WGA member clubs, alumni, foundations, individuals, and corporations.

About WGA Caddie Scholarships

The Caddie Scholarship started in 1956 with one goal-helping students in need. Since 1962, it has worked hand in hand with Westchester Golf Club Association. WGA has always provided support and funding for CFS activities. Currently, the fund is supporting over 292 scholars in over 147 learning institutions. There unparalleled commitment to the society has always been incredible.

For candidates to be eligible for the scholarship, they must demonstrate financial need, have applied or currently attending an accredited institution. Also, they must have worked at
least for two seasons in service to golf at a WGA member club.

About Mahopac Golf and Beach Club

Established in 1898 and aged with perfection, Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is rooted in over 100 years of storied tradition, friendships, camaraderie, competition and memorable experiences. For more information contact us at gbaeriswil@mahopacgolfclub.com or call us at 845.628.9335.

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