Lipinski receives WWGF scholarship
BENTON — Benton golfer Karli Lipinski was recently honored with a four-year, $8,000 scholarship from the Women’s Western Golf Foundation.
Candidates for the scholarship were selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character and an involvement in the sport of golf, according to a release from the Foundation. Skill in the sport is not a criterion.
The WWGF is a national charitable trust formed in 1971. Since its inception 43 years ago, it has granted in excess of $3.5 million to more than 580 undergraduate scholars in 45 states. Two-thousand dollars per year is applied toward tuition, room and board and other university fees or charges.
The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four years, as long as the student meets the following requirements: continuing financial need, grade point average above 3.0 and annual submission of required information.
The WWGF is an outgrowth of the Women’s Western Golf Association. Its primary source of income is from golf club contributions and individuals participating in annual WWGF Scholarship Day tournaments.
Other contributions are received from WWGA/WWGF directors and trustees, golf associations, individual friends of golf and benefactors.
For more information about the foundation and scholarships, visit www.wwga.org.