The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation acknowledged its 69th year of operation at its annual meeting at Essex Fells Country Club on May 25, 2016.
For the 5thconsecutive year, Baltusrol Golf Club was the top contributing club in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, Baltusrol members contributed $69,375 to the Program. The Top 5 Contributing Clubs include:
Baltusrol Golf Club……….$69,375
Echo Lake Country Club………..$54,915
Upper Montclair Country Club……….$44,570
The Ridgewood Country Club………..$444,570
Manasquan River Golf Club………..$43,735
Representatives from these clubs will be recognized for their efforts with framed Caddie Scholarship Foundation flags at the Annual Caddie Reception on June 22. Individual flags were presented to the respective club representatives to fly on the 18thhole at their golf clubs.
Spring Brook Country Club and Upper Montclair Country Club were acknowledged for their impressive numbers of Par Club Members: 325 and 439, respectively.
The scholarship recipients were announced for the 2016-17 academic year. Of the 223 applications received, 177 scholars from 43 member clubs will be recipients of $763,044 in scholarship aid. Awarded were 21 new-in-college applicants and 14 freshman applicants who had an average SAT score of 1191 and 3.57 GPA. The Foundation continues to achieve a 96% graduation rate---one of the highest in the nation.
“We continue to award Caddie Scholars who continue to impress us,” remarked Director of the Foundation, Johanna Gavin.