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Become a MGSA Member

Recent Recipients:

2016 - Evan Zacharias, Jarret Rempel, Steven Collins

2015 - Jarret Rempel, Jadynn Wolfe

2014 - Jadynn Wolfe, Garret Thomas, Brady Brook

2013 - Andrew McComb, Jon McMorris

2012 - Andrew McComb, Matt Kellas

2011 - Jon Peters, Chuck Harris, Brett Stuesser

2010 - Jon Peters, Chuck Harris, Josh McFadden, Brett Stuesser

2009 - Benjamin Neufeld, Chuck Harris, Andrew Lewis

2008 - Benjamin Neufeld, Shawn Major, Kirby Ashcroft, Chuck Harris

Scholarship Application Fund

Introduction to MGSA Scholarship Fund

The Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association Scholarship Fund supports MGSA member students attending educational programs as a means of enhancing their knowledge and skills for the turfgrass profession. The Scholarship Fund provides support to MGSA members pursuing their educational endeavors. This assistance is meant to assist members in becoming better qualified for their current employment or for other opportunities within the turfgrass profession.

This assistance is available to all MGSA members and will be administered by the MGSA Board of Directors.

Funding is available to those currently enrolled in a recognized turfgrass program of two (2) years duration (or longer). Students entering the first year of a recognized turfgrass program may apply, however, priority will be given to students who have completed at least one year.

Selection will be based on academic standings, financial need, and the content of the application which demonstrates the applicant’s interest in the field of turfgrass as a career.

Application Prerequisites

APPLICANT MUST:

1)            Be a member in good standing of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association.

2)            Be a Canadian resident.

3)            Be currently employed in the turfgrass industry or have a minimum of one season as a turfgrass employee.

4)            Be presently enrolled in a turfgrass institution in a program of two years duration or longer.

5)            Have applicable reports (attached) completed by:

a)       the golf superintendent at place of employment;  and

b)       current instructor at educational institution.

These two (2) reports are to be provided to the student, who in turn, along with other items, will submit a complete application prior to November 1st.

Each applicant will provide a transcript (original) of marks.

First year students must submit transcripts of previous educational institutions such as high school or university.

Scholarships

John B. Steel - $750.00

John B. Steel was the Golf Course Superintendent at St. Charles Country Club from 1945 to 1977. He was a founding member and past president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Manitoba, now the MGSA.

John was the first president of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and was instrumental in the establishment of the Turfgrass Research Program at the University of Manitoba.

In 1988 John was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and he was the first Canadian to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

George Kendall - $500.00

George Kendall was the Golf Course Superintendent at Breezy Bend Country Club from 1964 to 1979. He was a past president and long time director of the MGSA.

George was a founding member the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association and an original board member.

Dr. A. C. Ferguson - $250.00

Dr. Ferguson established the Turfgrass Research Program at the University of Manitoba.

He is an honourary member of the MGSA and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

Dr. Ferguson is currently enjoying retirement in Victoria, British Columbia.

Summary of Application Procedures

NOTE:  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANYTHING UNTIL ALL NECESSARY ITEMS HAVE BEEN GATHERED.

APPLICANTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST 1 YEAR OF A RECOGNIZED TURFGRASS PROGRAM, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE:

                1.             Completed all areas of the scholarship application

                2.             Received from your educational institution validated transcripts of your educational program and included them with this application.

                3.             Both your instructor and superintendent complete the necessary reports (attached) and have submitted them along with your application.

 

APPLICANTS WHO ARE ENTERING OR ENROLLED IN THE FIRST YEAR OF A RECOGNIZED TURFGRASS PROGRAM, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE:

    1.            Completed all the relevant areas of the scholarship application.

    2.            Have your superintendent complete the necessary report and submit it with                  your application.

    3.            Received transcripts of previous educational program(s) and included with                    application.

MGSA Application Forms (for download)

MGSA Application From (click to download)