Scholarship

2018 Founders' Scholarship

 

The Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association will administer four (4) $1000 scholarships in 2018. Those eligible are Female Nebraska High School Seniors who have played high school golf and are furthering their education at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical school in Nebraska. One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant from Western Nebraska, one from Central Nebraska, and two from Eastern Nebraska. Applicants will be judged primarily on a 500 word essay, explaining how the lessons they have learned through golf have impacted their character and future aspiriations. Additional qualifications for the scholarship include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations. The 2018 application process has concluded and scholarship winners have been selected, see below. In addition, NWAGA partners with the Lincoln Women's City Golf Association to award a $400 scholarship for applications from Lincoln and the surrounding area.

2018 Founders' Scholarship Recipient

NWAGA is pleased to honor its recipients of the 2018 Founders' Scholarships: Brynn Sealock of Grand Island, Hannah Johnson of Lincoln, Ricki Hickstein of Chadron and Valerie Gabel of Lincoln. Each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education in Nebraska.

Brynn Sealock, Grand Island
Brynn will graduate from Grand Island Central Catholic in May and was a member of the GICC girls' golf team her junior and senior years. Brynn particpated in several other activities at GICC, including Tennis, Cheer, Dance, Volleyball, Student Council (Senior Class President), Speech, Shooting, Mock Trial, Musical, Art Club and more. She was also a member of National Honor Society and Academic All-Conference three years. Brynn plans to attend Wayne State College as a Pre-Med student in the Rural Health Opportunity Program.

 

 

 

Hannah Johnson, Lincoln
Hannah will graduate from Lincoln Pius X in May and was a member of the girls' golf team. She helped the team qualify for the Class A State Championship her junior and senior year, and lettered all four years. Hannah was also a member of the Pius Trap Team, has experience as a volunteer and teacher. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Elementary Education.

 

 

 

 

Ricki Hickstein, Chadron
Ricki will graduate from Chadron Senior High School in May and was a member of the Chadron girls' golf team. Ricki had a very successful 2017, winning the Nebraska Girls' Amateur Championship at Indian Trails Country Club in July. Then in October, Ricki won the Class C Individual Title in record fashion, tying the all-class record for 36-hole total with her 2-under 142. Her final round 70 (-2) also tied for the second lowest score in NSAA history for all classes. She was also involved in several other activities, including baskteball, match club, Cardinals Committed, FBLA, FFA and National Honor Society. Ricki plans to attend Chadron State College and major in Elementary Education and compete on the women's golf team. After college, Ricki would like to earn certification with the PGA to teach the game, with the hopes of becoming a coach at the high school or college level.

 

Valerie Gabel, Lincoln
Valerie will graduate from Norris High School in May and was a member of the Norris girls' golf team. Valerie lettered all four years and qualified for state her sophomore, junior and senior years. She was individual district champion as a senior, and runner-up as a junior. She led Norris to the team district title as a junior and senior, receiving All-Conference honors both years, and also an All-State Honorable Mention. Valerie was involved in several other activities, including basketball, track, Skills USA, 4-H, National Honor Society and more. Valerie plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and major in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in coaching.

 

 


NWAGA is also pleased to partner with the Lincoln Women's City Golf Association in 2018 to offer an additional $400 scholarship to a senior in Lincoln or the surrounding areas. The Lincoln Women's City Golf Association Scholarship Winner is Kendra Placke of Seward.

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.