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GCBAA Scholarship Program

The Foundation board has worked diligently with schools, scholarship administrators, and others with experience in similar programs to design a plan that will benefit and reward those students who will be the future of the GCBAA and the golf industry.

GCBAA Foundation Scholarship recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship and a complementary, two-year membership to GCBAA, which entitles them to attend important functions and encourages interaction with members and company representatives amongst the GCBAA. Recipients' profliles are also listed in the directory linked below to be viewed by members and industry professionals interested in offering mentoring, internships, and post-graduate employment opportunities.  Student resume's are available upon request to the Executive Office or recipient.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students should be juniors or seniors enrolled in construction management, turf grass management, professional golf management, engineering, or landscape architecture.  Students pursuing these majors should communicate with the department Chair at their respective participating schools (see below) for scholarship information.
The GCBAA Scholarship Program originated in 2006 and continues to support students and the golf industry at 16 universities, benefiting over 30 students.  The additional scholarships are thanks to GCBAA members who provide a matching scholarship at a participating University.  Please contact the GCBAA Executive Office for details for providing a matching scholarship.  Additional Universities and scholarships will be added as Universities are identified and funds become available.

Current Participating Schools and Recipients  


Matching Member


Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship Recipients

Arizona State University

Dye Designs International

Eric Navarro, PGA Professional Golf Management


John Dolohanty, PGA Professional Golf Management

Franklin Underhill, PGA Professional Golf Management

California State Polytechnic University




Phillip Cahoon, Plant Science

Tyler Schultz, Plant Science

Colorado State University



Jeffrey Thomas, Landscape Architecture

Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College)




Douglas Faller, Golf Course Operations

Stephen Denvir, Golf Course Operations

Kansas State University

Golf Creations

Jared Buffington, Landscape Architecture

Mitchell Workmon, Landscape Architecture

Jenn Engelke, Landscape Architecture

Mitchell Workmon, Landscape Architecture

Oklahoma State University




Michael Haas,Turfgrass Management

Reid Schindler, Landscape Architecture

Pennsylvania State University

Liquid Fence

Kyle Altenbach, Landscape Architecture

Albert Geniviva, Turfgrass Science

Gregory Gorman, Landscape Architecture

Nathan Ruckinger, Landscape Architecture

Aiden Graven, Turfgrass Science

Rutgers University

Total Turf Services

Erik Taylor, Plant Science

Nicholas Delmar, Plant Science

Gregory Bohus, Plant Science

Justin Sadowski, Plant Science

Texas A&M

Thomas Turf Services


Colby Lisenby, Agronomy


Colby Lisenby, Agronomy


University of Illinois

Wadsworth Golf Const.

Andrzej Tatkowski, Civil Engineering

Changmo Kim, Landscape Architecture

Kealan O’Neil, Landscape Architecture

Doug Houser, Civil Engineering

Jennifer Czaja, Landscape Architecture

Tim Jung, Landscape Architecture

University of Maryland

McDonald & Sons Construction

Scott Hosier, Golf Course Management

Andrew Moore, Landscape Architecture

Christopher Hipp, Golf Course Management

Michael McGrain, Landscape Architecture

University of Massachusetts

Forward Management Group

Kevin Shewmaker, Plant/Soil Science

Scott St.Pierre, Turf Science/Management

Alden Maddocks, Turf Science/Management

Royal Healy, Plant/Soil Science

University of Missouri

Mid-America Golf & Landscape

Adam Distler, Turf grass Management

Ben Kraemer, Turf grass Management


University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Landscapes Unlimited

Nicholas Sage, PGA Professional Golf Management

Daniel Weller, Construction Management

Jeremy Anderson, PGA Professional Golf Management

Bradley Myers, Construction Management

University of Wisconsin

Golf Creations

Abigail Heimel, Civil/Construction Engineering & Mgmt.

Dustin Bernau, Soil Science & Agronomy

Robert Korslin, Construction Engineering

Glen Obear, Soil Science & Agronomy

Virginia Tech

McDonald & Sons Construction

Logan Horne, Turfgrass Management

Gregory Mascola, Landscape Architecture

Charles Catlett, Landscape Architecture