Vestavia, Washington County High Girls Win $20,000 Scholarships
Lily Anderson and Macy Sansing are recipients of the 2020 Alabama Golf Association Womens Scholarship.
The AGA made the announcement in a news release on April 29.
Anderson is a senior at Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, and plans to attend the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in Nursing.
Sansing is a senior at Washington County High School in Chatom and plans to attend Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in Turf Management.
“I am interested in nursing because I’ve had great doctors and nurses that have inspired me to go into the healthcare field,” Anderson said in the release. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I saw the impact nurses were having in being able to help, and that solidified my choice to study nursing.
Anderson has maintained a high GPA and been involved with several extra-curricular activities, including playing for the VHHS girls golf team and representing her city as a Vestavia Bell.
Sansing’s career goal is to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a golf course superintendent.
“Turf Management has always been a big part of my family,” she said. “I have grown up not only loving to play golf, but loving to work on the golf course. After pursuing my degree in turf management at Mississippi State, I would like to come back to be the superintendent of The Pines of Chatom Golf Course.
Sansing has shown a strong work ethic working on the golf course the past three years, while maintaining her GPA and being a member of the softball and golf teams.
“The scholarship committee is thrilled to award a scholarship to both Lily and Macy,” said Adam Powell, AGA Director of Women’s Golf. “We believe that they will be very successful in their future endeavors at the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University while representing the Alabama Golf Association.”
The Alabama Golf Association Womens Scholarship Fund’s objective is to grant scholarships to deserving young women from Alabama who have an interest in golf and are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university. The AGA Women’s Scholarship Fund has helped enable 21 girls to graduate college and is currently assisting four pursue their college degrees.
The 2020 Scholarship is valued at $20,000 over four years ($2,500 per semester and will be renewed on a fall and spring semester basis for eight consecutive semesters, or four years, given that all scholarship requirements are maintained. This is not an athletic scholarship; it is an academic scholarship awarded to a young lady with an interest in golf, the AGA said.
By Alabama Golf News staff
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