Scholarship

2019 Founders' Scholarship 

This year, NWAGA awarded five $1,000 Founder’s Scholarships. To be eligible, female applicants were required to be
Nebraska High School Seniors who had played high school golf and were furthering their education at a 2-year, 4-year,
or technical school in Nebraska. One scholarship was awarded to an applicant from each region of the state. Applicants
were judged primarily on a 500 word essay, explaining how the lessons they’d learned through golf had impacted their
character and future aspirations. Additional qualifications included strong academic performance, community service
and recommendations.

Should you have any questions or are in need of support related to NWAGA don’t hesitate to contact us at the NGA office, 402.505.4653.

 

2019 Founders' Scholarship Recipients

NWAGA is pleased to honor its recipients of the 2019 Founders' Scholarships: Aspen Luebbe of Columbus, Izzi Puk of Omaha, Kailey Johnson of Berwyn, Lauren Havlat of Lincoln and Sophie Alfson of West Point. Each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education in Nebraska.

Aspen Luebbe, Columbus

Aspen will graduate from Columbus High School in May and was a member of the girls' golf team all four years. Aspen participated in several other activities at Columbus, including Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, National Honors Society, Student Council and also volunteered for the American Red Cross. She was the Columbus High School Homecoming Queen for the 2019 class. Aspen plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney as a Biology major in the fall.

 

 

 

Izzi Puk, Omaha

Izzi will graduate from Millard West High School in May and was a member of the girls' golf team all four years. During those four years, Izzi received four varsity letters as well as a 6th place finish at the Class A Championship. Izzi was a member of the Millard West Track and Field team where she threw shot put and discus. She was also recognized as a showcase student for the Millard Public Schools District. In the fall, Izzi will be attending University of Nebraska-Omaha pursuing a degree in Engineering.

 

 

 

Kailey Johnson, Berwyn

Kailey will graduate from Broken Bow High School in May and was a member of the girls' golf team all four years. In those years, Kailey participated in Archery, Basketball, Youth Group and Spanish Club. She has been the Broken Bow Country Club Jr. Golf Assistant since her Freshman year. Kailey was a Honor Roll member every year and received the Mid-Plains Community College Honor Cord award as well. Kailey will be attending Hastings College pursuing a degree in Exercise Science this fall.

 

 

 

Lauren Havlat, Lincoln
Lauren will graduate from Norris High School in May and was a member of the girls' golf team all four years. Lauren was a member of the Norris swim and track and field teams, as well as captain of the cheer squad. She also participated in National Honors Society work throughout her community. Lauren qualified for the Class B Championship three out of her four years with a top 15 finish in 2018. In the fall, Lauren will be attending Concordia University and studying Health Sciences.

 

 

 

Sophie Alfson, West Point

Sophie will graduate from West Point-Beemer High School in May and was a member of the girls' golf team the past three years. Sophie also participated in Youthworks Mission Trips, Musical, Art Club, Basketball and Student Council. Her senior year she was Co-Captain of the golf team. Sophie has made the Principal Honor Roll all four years as well as a State Runner- Up finish at the FFA Agriscience Fair. Next fall, Sophie will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a degree in Animal Science.


 

 


Contribute to the Founders' Scholarship

Beginning in 2010, the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association Board of Directors began the FundDay Monday event, to raise money for a scholarship. The Founders' Scholarship was created and has helped girls with their tuition, room and board, or books as they persue a college degree.

If you would like to help fund the Founder's Scholarship, send your donations to the NWAGA office at 6618 South 118th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137 designating Founders' Scholarship.