THE JOE AND TRACEY DURANT GPJGA SCHOLARSHIP

Background on Scholarship

The Joe and Tracey Durant GPJGA Scholarship Fund has been established by the Board of Directors of The Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association and The First Tee of Northwest Florida to honor the legacy of two of our Chapter’s greatest supporters. Joe and Tracey (Tolomeo) both grew up playing junior golf in the Pensacola area and graduated from Escambia and Tate High Schools respectively. Joe went on to play golf at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he was a three-time NAIA All-American and won the NAIA Championship in 1987. He turned professional upon graduating and has won four events on the PGA TOUR and two on the PGA TOUR Champions; Tracey is an alumnus of the University of West Florida.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be actively participating members and graduate high school prior to the end of the 2016/2017 school year. Recipients must be accepted and planning to enroll as full-time college students in the Fall 2017 semester.

Applications may be mailed or emailed to:

The Joe and Tracy Durant College Scholarship Fund c/o Steve Bobe – Scholarship Chairman Naval Air Station. Address: Pensacola – A.C. Read Golf Course Pensacola, Florida  32508. Email: steve.bobe@navy.mil

Application requests must be received by Friday, June 9, 2017, 5 pm CST

Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, July 10, 2017, 5 pm CST

THE THERESA J. STANOVICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Theresa J. Stanovich Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to promote and encourage the attainment of higher education for a young lady or gentleman who would like to attend college or university and for whom financial need may pose a significant hurdle. This Scholarship was one of the final requests of Mrs. Theresa Jones Stanovich, a native Pensacolian, Tate High School Graduate and Gulf Power Retiree who never had the opportunity to attend college herself. The wife of PGA Professional Martin “Stan” Stanovich, a former golfer and long-time supporter of the golf community, Mrs. Stanovich was proud to know that in perpetuity, each year one alumnus of The Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association and/or The First Tee of Northwest Florida would receive a scholarship in her name. This program is designed to award at least one scholarship annually with a minimum of $1000 or more based on donations received/monies raised.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be an active multi-year participant of the GPJGA and/or The First Tee of Northwest Florida and graduate high school prior to the end of the current school year. Golfing ability is not a criterion, though program participation is required for eligibility. Recipients must be accepted to and planning to enroll as a full-time college student in the upcoming fall semester. Applicant should have also demonstrated an above average level of academic achievement during high school. A statement of financial need is not required to apply, but will be strongly considered if included, as was Mrs. Stanovich’s request. Applicants are encouraged to also apply for the Joe and Tracey Durant GPJGA Scholarship.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

ACT/SAT Scores
Class Ranking
Community Service and Extracurricular Activities beyond Golf
Financial Need
Grade Point Average
Number of Years participating in The First Tee of Northwest Florida/GPJGA Programming

*Applicants for the Joe & Tracey Durant GPJGA Scholarship will be automatically considered for the Theresa J. Stanovich Memorial Scholarship. Applicants cannot win both scholarships.

TO APPLY, CONTACT:

The First Tee of Northwest Florida 3924 West Navy Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32507 (850) 456-7010