Scholarship Fund

Since 2008, the EGA has committed to a $500 annual scholarship fund for one young woman and one young man, from the Edmonton area, who demonstrate strong golf skills, academic achievement and attends the golf program at the University of Alberta. 

The EGA provides the Scholarship funds to the University who selects the recipient based on criteria they have developed within their sports programs. We have taken this leadership position to demonstrate our commitment to the local community and to assist the University in growing their local golf program in Canada.

The EGA will continue to look for other opportunities where we can make a difference in the development and promotion of the game of golf in Edmonton and surrounding area.

 

Scholarship Recipients 
 

2013-14

Diane Strang – Belvedere Golf and Country Club  Diane is a 4th year Physical Education and Recreation student.  Diane has won Belvedere ladies championship the last three seasons, and had previously won a junior ladies title as well. Diane's scoring average (80.92) in the 2013-14 University of Alberta Pandas season was the fourth best in Pandas history. She finished in 1st  position at the Pandas Invitational shooting a 73 in round two to set a new Pandas team low 18 hole score. Diane has been an outstanding addition to the Pandas and has been instrumental in the success the team has had so far this season.

Alex Rakowski – Edmonton Petroleum Golf Country Club Alex is a 3rd year Business student. Alex has played in numerous local and provincial championships in his golf career, and is an outstanding addition to the Golden Bears golf team roster. Alex's scoring average (74.23) in the 2013/14 golf season lead the Golden Bears for the third consecutive season.  Alex finished in 2nd place in the overall in the Canada West Regional  Golf Championships and was 4th individually at the University of Victoria shootout.  Alex has a career scoring average of 74.19 which is the lowest in Golden Bears golf team history.

2012-13

Kristen Lee – Glendale Golf and Country Club Kristen is a 2nd year Business student.  Kristen won the EGA Junior women's title in 2011 and has participated in numerous other local, provincial and national events in her golf career. Kristen's scoring average (80.47) in the 2012-13 University of Alberta Pandas season set a new Pandas scoring average. She finished in 1st  position at the Prairie Regional  Golf Canada Nationals Qualifying tournament shooting a final round 75. Kristen has been a great addition to the Pandas and has been instrumental in the success the team has had so far this season.  Kristen has been appointed the third Pandas Captain in team history.

Alex Rakowski – Blackhawk Golf Club Alex is a 2nd year Arts student. Alex has played in numerous local and provincial championships in his golf career, and is an outstanding addition to the Golden Bears golf team roster. Alex's scoring average (73.80) in the 2012/13 golf season set a new individual scoring record for the Bears. Alex finished in 2nd place in the overall in the Prairie Regional  Golf Championships and made the individual cut at the Golf Canada University/College Golf Championships in St Sophie, Quebec.  Alex's has been appointed sixth team Captain in Golden Bears team History.

2011

Kristen Lee – Glendale Golf and Country Club
Kristen is a 1st year Sciences student. Kristen won the EGA Junior women's title in 2011 and has participated in numerous other local, provincial and national events in her golf career. Kristen's scoring average (84.00) in the first half of the University of Alberta Pandas 2011-12 season leads the Pandas. She finished in 4th position at the Canada West Golf Canada Nationals Qualifying tournament shooting a final round 74, which is a new Pandas individual round record. Kristen has been a great addition to the Pandas and has been instrumental in the success the team has had so far this season, and will be instrumental as the Pandas work towards winning a national title over the next five years.

Alex Rakowski – Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club
Alex is a 1st year Arts student. Alex has played in numerous local and provincial championships in his golf career, and is an outstanding addition to the Golden Bears golf team roster. Alex's scoring average (75.11) in the first half of the 2011/12 golf season has him ranked 4th overall on a experienced Golden Bears team. Alex's low round thus far this season was a 68 at the Golden Bears Invitational tournament in September which in conjunction with some very good play from teamates allowed the Bears to record a new team round record of 284 (minus 4). Alex's solid consistant play has given the Golden Bears some great depth. His ability to post low scores as a rookie indicates he will a great contributor to the success of the Golden Bears golf team over the next five years.

2010

Sam Rakowski – Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club
Sam is a 3rd year Engineering student on our Golden Bears golf squad. Sam currently leads all Golden Bears in scoring average through the first half of the season 2010/11 golf season.  He finished in 6th place at the Edmonton Amateur golf championship and will be an integral part of the Golden Bears success over the next 2 seasons.

Anisha Chong – Lethbridge Country Club
Anisha is 3rd year Engineering student on our University of Alberta Pandas golf team.  Anisha is the Pandas captain in 2010/11 and leads the team in scoring average at 82.12.  She is the Pandas best player and team leader as the Pandas work towards once again making the cut at the RCGA University Golf Championships that will be held in late May at Royal Ashburn outside of Toronto.

2009

Connor O’Reilly – Derrick Golf & Winter Club
Connor is a 1st year Engineering student on the Golden Bear golf team.  Connor was one of the first 2 Golden Bears to make the individual cut at the RCGA University/College Golf Championships as the Golden Bears posted their best ever finish (11th place).  Connor placed 4th in the EGA Edmonton Junior Amateur championship in 2010, which was won by fellow Golden Bear Eric Vaudry.

Jen McLean – Windermere Golf & Country Club
Jen is a 4th year Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation student from Leduc.  She led the Pandas to a top five finish at the RCGA University/College Golf Championship - the Pandas best ever finish.  Jen finished in second place in the Alberta Women’s Amateur in 2009 at Stony Plain, and won the Edmonton Ladies Amateur in 2010 played at the Victoria Golf Course.

2008

Jen McLean – Windermere Golf & Winter Club
(3rd Year Physical Education Program)
Jen is the captain of the University of Alberta Pandas and is our best female golfer. Jen made the individual cut at the RCGA University College Gold Championship at Cordova Bay Golf course in Victoria, BC last May, the only Panda or Golden Bear golfer to accomplish this in the five year history of our program. Jen’s scoring average this season is 84.50 with a low round of 77 at the UVic tournament in Sequim Washington. Jen has competed in many local, provincial and national junior and amateur tournaments and will continue to be a leader on the University of Alberta team.

Shane O’Neill – Sturgeon Valley Golf Club
(2nd Year Sciences Program)
Shane is without doubt the best golfer that has played for the Golden Bears over the five year history of our program. The second year honors sciences student posted a scoring average of 73.38 in the fall portion of our season, while posting a team low round of 69. Shane finished tied for 12th at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship, won the CN Future Links Western Championship, won the 2008 EGA Junior Championship, and played for Team Alberta at the 2008 RCGA Junior Championships at the Petroleum Club finishing in a tie for 21st. He will lead the Golden Bears at the RCGA nationals in Hamilton in late May of 2009 and is a definite candidate to become captain of the Golden Bears golf team for the 3rd time next season.

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