Scholarships for PGA Associates Level 2 & above
Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarships
Northern California PGA Associates who have completed "Level 1" of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program may apply for the Foundation's Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarship. This scholarship is funded through the Charity Golf 100 Holes Challenge, #GivingTuesday, and direct donations.
The scholarship is named after the Section's beloved Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer Chris Thomas, who served the association as its leader from 2004 to 2017. Tragically, Chris's life was cut short in October 2017 from an unforseen health problem. Chris came from a career in the sports industry and began his tenure with the NCPGA as an amateur player but he had the passion and desire to become a PGA Professional. While serving the membership and representing the Section in Northern Californa and across the country, Chris enrolled in the Professional Golf Management (PGM) program and graduated to Class A status in 2013 at the age of 50. Chris's love for his job, the members, and the game of golf is an inspiration to the men and women who dream of becoming a PGA Professional.
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Congratulations to the 2019 NCPGA Associate Scholarship Winners - $800 each:
- Samuel Hobbs, Somersett G. & C.C. (Reno, Nev.)
- Marc Jensen, Bidwell Park G.C. (Chico, Calif.)
- Patrick Steiner, Windsor (Calif.) G.C.
YOUR DONATION MATTERS: To support the Chris Thomas NCPGA Associate Scholarship Fund with your tax-deductible donation. Click here to donate through the Foundation's PayPal account.
The NCPGA Foundation's vision is "Impacting Lives Through Golf", which includes supporting the future careers of NCPGA Associates as they work to achieve their dream of becoming Class A PGA Professionals. Any questions may be directed to Nancy Maul, Foundation Executive Director or Suzy Schneider, Programs Manager at (707) 449-4742.