West Virginia University
2 Dec

The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc awards The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship in recognition of the remarkable accomplishments and contributions of Walter J. Travis in the game of golf. In his pioneering career, he was a champion amateur golfer, esteemed golf course architect, innovative turf grass expert, and prolific golf journalist. Travis was founder and editor of one of the most influential golf magazines of his time, The American Golfer. We encourage applicants to learn more about the man in whose honor this scholarship has been established. Go to: www.travissociety.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Travis

The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture; golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent; professional golf management, club professional, or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.

In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding amateur college/university golfers are eligible for our scholarship awards, based on their competitive record as an amateur golf, and criteria listed below. Amateur golfer applicants are not restricted to any particular college program or career goal.

Applicants for The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled/matriculated as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college/university, in a program of study that will prepare the student for a career in one of the above-mentioned professions.

The following criteria will be used in the evaluation and judging of all applicants:

• Academic record
• Involvement in golf-related interests and activities
• Career goals (Not applicable for students engaged in amateur golf)
• Extracurricular activities, including volunteer work with student/community organizations; participation in sports and community affairs; jobs held; special interests, and hobbies

A minimum of $700

Number of Awards:
up to four

Awards renewal:
Awards are renewable subject to re-application, including a letter of recommendation from at least one of the student’s professors, and evidence of maintaining a 3.00 GPA, or higher. Past-winners will be reviewed by the Scholarship Screening Panel using the same criteria applied to all other applicants.

Awards use:
This scholarship may be used for any legitimate educational expense.

Application procedures:
Candidates must complete the application form, available through: TravisSociety@yahoo.com or at http://www.travissociety.com/college-scholarship/


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