The membership of the Ocean Pines Golf Club and Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council are looking to award several scholarships of $500-$2,000 each to current high school seniors in support of their college plans for 2020-2021.
Scholarship organizers encouraged students from the Ocean Pines area, including Berlin and Worcester County, to check with their college guidance counselor and submit an application. Consideration will also be given to students from outside the area with a local connection, including those who participated in local junior golf programs or played on a local team.
Bob Long, scholarship committee chairman of the Ocean Pines Golf Members Council, said the organization awarded more than $5,000 to local students in 2018 and $7,000 this year.
“Next spring, we are prepared to increase our scholarship budget and hope to again find a number of deserving students for our awards,” Long said.
“Information about these scholarships has been sent to the guidance offices of Worcester Prep and Stephen Decatur for distribution to eligible students,” he continued. “Because the criteria for our scholarships includes an interest in golf, we are also asking these guidance counselors to distribute our information to their respective golf coaches.”
Long added the scholarships are for local students who have shown an interest in golf. Active participation in competitive golf is not a requirement. Golf team members and recreational golfers, along with those interested in golf management and turf science, are encouraged to apply.
To download an application, visit https://www.oceanpines.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Scholarship-Application-2020.pdf.