The North Central Turfgrass Association and the North Dakota Golf Association annually offer scholarships to qualified applicants completing studies in golf course, turf, and athletic field management. The 2018 scholarship recipients have been awarded and are listed below. Scholarship applications for 2019 will be available this fall, please check back then if you or someone you know wishes to apply!
2018 NCTGA & NDGA Scholarship Recipients
Leah Withrow - North Dakota State University
Leah Withrow has been awarded the 2018 North Central Turfgrass Association Scholarship. Leah is a Senior at NDSU majoring in Sports & Urban Turfgrass Management with an emphasis on athletic field management. In addition to that, she is pursuing minors in Horticulture, Crop & Weed Science, and Business Administration. Leah has completed internships with both Triple A and Major League Baseball teams, including the Milwaukee Brewers. During her time at NDSU, Leah has served as the Turf Club President, along with membership in other organizations. With her strong work ethic and impressive resume, Leah is a repeat recipient of the NCTGA Scholarship from both 2016 and 2017.
Chad Blank - North Dakota State University
Chad Blank has been awarded the 2018 North Dakota Golf Association Scholarship. Growing up on Alexandria’s Lake Miltona Golf Club- a course his family owns and operates- Chad learned to love the golf industry at an incredibly young age. After developing an interest for turfgrass throughout his childhood, his passion eventually led him to pursue a degree in Horticulture & Sports and Urban Turfgrass Management from North Dakota State University. Now in his second year of studies, he will be interning on Long Island this upcoming summer at the Maidstone Club. In his spare time, Chad enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling and being outdoors.