Scholarship Program

2014 STPGA Scholarship Recipients

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Ali Cowan
Victoria, TX
Texas State
University
$10,00
Dick Harmon
Scholarship
Mitchell Meissner
San Antonio, TX
Rice
University
$10,000
Dick Harmon
Scholarship
Justin Massengale
Montgomery, TX
Texas Tech
University
$2,500
Ginny Termeer
Scholarship
Kaytlen James
Fredericksburg, TX
Texas A&M
University
$5,000
Bill Sitton Sr.
Scholarship




Jacob Gentry
Corpus Christi, TX
Schreiner
University
$2,000
Tommy Aycock
Scholarship
Adrian Ortiz
Kingsville, TX
Baylor
University
$2,000
Tommy Aycock
Scholarship
Brandon Medrano
Mathis, TX
Texas Tech
University
$2,000
Tommy Aycock
Scholarship
Chase Esparza
Cedar Park, TX
Oklahoma Christian
University
$1,000
George Hannon
Scholarship




Victoria Gomez
Marble Falls, TX
Texas A&M
University
$1,000
George Hannon
Scholarship
Jacob Hendrix
Austin, TX
University of
New Mexico
$1,000
George Hannon
Scholarship
Kraig Zimmerhanzel
Flatonia, TX
Texas Luthern
University
$1,000
George Hannon
Scholarship
Leanne O'Donnell
Lost Pines, TX
Texas Christian
University
$1,000
George Hannon
Scholarship




Mitchell Meissner
San Antonio, TX
Rice
University
$2,500
Hardy Loudermilk
Scholarship
Hayley Smith
San Antonio, TX
Montana State
University
$2,500
Warren Smith
Scholarship
Mason Elgin
Port Lavaca, TX
Blinn
College
$1,100
Lauren Johnson
Scholarship
Cabott Hanes
Victoria, TX
Sam Houston
State University
$1,100
Lauren Johnson
Scholarship




Chloe Velasco
Victoria, TX
Texas Christian
University
$1,100
Lauren Johnson
Scholarship
Corbin Davis-Mansfield
Katy, TX
Blinn
College
$1,000
Robert N. Lyons
Scholarship
Trevor Vega
Victoria, TX
University of Texas -
Austin
$2,500
Jay Hebert
Scholarship
Michael Perras
Pasadena, TX
University
of Houston
$10,000
Shawn Stefani
Scholarship
 
Total for 2014
$60,300
 
Grand Total Awarded
$640,400

Information & Application

The Southern Texas PGA Foundation Scholarship Program has been providing higher education scholarships since 1999 to golfers and non-golfers alike, and in that time has provided more then $640,000 and awarded more then 250 scholarships in that time span.

Thank you to all who applied for scholarships in 2014, we had a record number of entries this year!

For those interested in applying for 2015 scholarships check back this fall for more details.

Scholarships Available in 2014

Tommy Aycock

Named after the longtime PGA Professional, Tommy Aycock who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. He holds the distinction of winning the Southern Texas PGA Section Championship six times, in four different decades. In light of this achievement, the Southern Texas PGA has named the trophy awarded to its Annual Champion the "Tommy Aycock Trophy.” Aycock put an exclamation point on his career after turning fifty when he qualified for the Senior PGA Tour and enjoyed several years of success.

George Hannon

The George Hannon Scholarships are named for the former University of Texas golf coach from 1963 to 1981. Coach Hannon’s teams won two NCAA Team Championships and nine Southwest Conference Championships. He coached four individual NCAA Champions, eight individual Southwest Conference Champions, and 22 College Golf All Americans. Coach Hannon is a Member of the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame and is named to the Top 10 Golf Coaches of the 20th Century. Additionally, Coach Hannon served as the president of the Southern Texas PGA in 1972-1973 and was twice honored as the STPGA Golf Professional of the Year.

Two George Hannon Scholarships will be awarded (one boy and one girl) to applicants that reside in one of the following counties: Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Blanco, Burnet or Williamson.

Ginny Termeer

Named after the mother of STPGA member Steve Termeer following her unexpected passing in 2008.In his words, "she simply was the greatest person I have ever met.”Ginny stood for all the good in people and dearly loved the game of golf.She was former president of the WGA at Walden on Lake Conroe where she thoroughly enjoyed playing with the ladies group.While the kids were growing up she never missed an opportunity to score for the junior golfers at River Plantation, and went on to score for the Houston Open and Tour Championship.It would have been her desire to assist a junior golfer looking to better themselves by attending college, especially a candidate that represents the values she stood for. Having been a high-school chemistry teacher in Conroe for more than 20 years, she had the opportunity to influence many lives.She was liked by all and always spoke positively of others. She was the centerpiece of the family and enjoyed her travels. This scholarship is created to perpetuate her memory.

One Ginny Termeer Scholarship will be awarded to a junior golfer who resides in Montgomery or any of the contiguous counties.

Bill Sitton Sr.

The Bill Sitton Sr. Scholarship is named after the father of STPGA Member Billy Sitton and was created to assist aspiring college bound students furthering their education. The recipient and his or her family will have the assurance that this financial support should assist them for ample time (4 years) to obtain an undergraduate degree.

Lauren Johnson

The purpose of the Lauren Johnson Foundation Scholarship Program is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for youth who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school, have a definite financial need, and have shown an interest in the game of golf.

Hardy Loudermilk

Named after PGA Professional, Hardy Loudermilk, the former professional at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio; Coleman Country Club in Abilene; and Jal Country Club in New Mexico. Mr. Loudermilk was the 1958 New Mexico Open Champion and in 1968, while at Oak Hills Country Club, he received the highest honor of his profession being named the 1968 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Mr. Loudermilk also served as the first President of the Southern Texas PGA Section in 1968-1969 following the division of the old Texas Section. Loudermilk also served as instructor and mentor to LPGA Hall of Famer, Kathy Whitworth.

Warren Smith

This scholarship is named after PGA Professional Warren Smith, the former professional at Oak Hills Country Club Country Club in San Antonio and Cherry Hills in Colorado. The Scholarship was established in 2003 through the fund raising efforts of the members at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio.

Dick Harmon

Provided by the Harmon Family Foundation, the Dick Harmon Scholarships are named for the former Southern Texas PGA Member that was one of the most respected PGA Professionals and Golf Instructors in the country. Dick Harmon served as the PGA Professional at River Oaks Country Club for 23 years from 1977 until 2001. In 2001, Harmon established the Dick Harmon School of Golf at Redstone GC and also The Houstonian CC. Harmon was renowned as a junior golf ambassador and instructor by his peers across the country. He tutored such extraordinary talents as Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Lanny Wadkins, Craig Stadler, Blaine McCallister, Billy Ray Brown and US Open Champion Lucas Glover, to name just a few. Dick Harmon was one of four brothers (Butch, Craig, Dick & Billy) that went on to receive national recognition for their talents as golf instructors. The patriarch of the family, Claude Harmon, won the 1948 Masters and was the golf professional at Winged Foot GC, Seminole GC and Lochinvar GC to name a few.

The Dick Harmon Scholarships will be awarded to students who are going on to college to play collegiate golf.

Robert N. Lyons

This scholarship is in honor of the grandfather of STPGA Member Ricky Lyons. Bob had a great passion for life and a love of many things. In addition to golf, Bob enjoyed traveling and learning about history. His greatest reward was spending time with his family. He served his country as a member of the 106th Infantry Division during World Word II. After retiring to Elkins Lake Country Club in 1982 he spent his time actively involved in the Men’s Golf Association, Senior Interclub, and started their "Divot Sanding Program”. He lost his battle with Parkinson’s in 2001. He was a great role model to all and is sorely missed. This scholarship has been established in his memory to assist a young person in continuing their education and pursuing their dreams.

Jay Hebert

The Jay Hebert Scholarship is named for PGA Tour player Junius Joseph "Jay” Hebert. Mr. Hebert won seven times on the PGA Tour including the 1960 PGA Championship. His younger brother, Lionel Hebert, also won the PGA Championship in 1957. He played on the 1959 and 1961 Ryder Cup teams and was Captain for the 1971 team. Jay passed away in 1997 and he is the father to Southern Texas PGA Member Jean-Paul Hebert.

Shawn Stefani

The Shawn Stefani Scholarship is named for PGA Tour player Shawn Stefani. Mr. Stefani became a PGA Tour Member in 2013, earning his card by way of his play on the 2012 web.com Tour. Shawn has strong ties to the Southern Texas PGA, having played STPGA Junior Golf prior to playing his collegiate career at Lamar. The Shawn Stefani Scholarship is new in 2013 as Shawn has a strong desire to give back to the community that has supported him so loyally.

Doug Sanders

In 1978 Doug started a junior event to give something back to the game that has given him so much. Over the years the International Junior Golf Championship grew to many players from each of the six continents. Players such as Adam Scott, Steve Elkington, Daniel Chopra, Andy McGee and Billy Mayfair have been winners of this event. In all there have contestants from 80 countries. In 2008 the Doug Sanders International Junior Golf Championship was played in the United States for the first time.

2014 STPGA Scholarship Recipients

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