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Nine college students have received 2021 Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants from GCSAA. The one-time, one-year grants help children and stepchildren of GCSAA members fund their education at an accredited college or trade school.
Established in honor of Par Aide founder Joseph S. Garske, the Garske grant program is funded by the golf course accessories company and administered by the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. The program has awarded grants for 18 years. Grants are based on community service, leadership, academic performance and an essay.
“Par Aide is a longtime supporter of GCSAA, and that extends to their children, who will be able to further their education through the Garske grants,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “We wish these students the best of luck and thank Par Aide for their generosity.”
Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants 2021 recipients
Kathryn Holling has earned a $2,500 scholarship and is planning to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in marketing. Her father, David Holling, is superintendent at College Heights Country Club in Crete, Neb.
Zachary Marten has earned a $2,500 scholarship and is planning to attend Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., to major in accounting. His father, Todd Marten, is assistant superintendent at Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan, Wis.
Louis Anderson has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University to major in industrial engineering and business. His father, William Anderson, is director of agronomy at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Morgan Faist has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend the University of Pennsylvania to major in mathematics and pre-medicine. Her father, Andrew Faist, is superintendent at Mount Airy Resort in Mount Pocono, Pa.
Trevor Gelino has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., to major in orthodontics. His father, David Gelino, is assistant superintendent at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, Ill.
Stephanie Lane has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend Fordham University to major in news media and digital design. Her father, Rich Lane, CGCS, is superintendent at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J.
Jackson Lee has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in English and studio art. His father, David Lee, Ph.D., is director of golf and grounds maintenance at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
Molly MacDonald has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend Liberty University to major in nursing. Her father, Brad MacDonald, is superintendent at Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills in Quincy, Mass.
Laney Muench has earned a $1,000 scholarship and is planning to attend Texas A&M University to major in political science. Her father, Timothy Muench, CGCS, is superintendent at City of Dallas (Texas) Golf Course.