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Deadlines Approaching for HSJGA Scholarships

April 8, 2016, 9:30 AM HST
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The Thos Rohr HSJGA College Scholarship is named after Rohr (pictured), the former president of the Waikoloa Land Company. HSJGA photo.

The Thos Rohr HSJGA College Scholarship is named after Rohr (pictured), the former president of the Waikoloa Land Company. HSJGA photo.

Junior golfers around the state have a few more weeks to turn in their scholarship applications to the Hawai’i State Junior Golf Association.

According to HSJGA, the application deadline for each of its remaining three scholarships offered is April 29. To qualify, individuals must be a current or past HSJGA member, hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college.

New to the list of scholarships offered by the HSJGA this year is the Thos Rohr Scholarship, which is specifically for Big Island residents. It is named after Rohr, the former President of Waikoloa Land Company and past winner of the Distinguished Service Award from the Aloha Section PGA. He is credited for, among other things, renovating the Robert Trent Jones Beach Course, along with building the Kings’ Course with Tom Weiskopf.

“I am truly honored to have this scholarship established in my name,” Rohr said. “Junior golf is such an important part of the game. The kids learn many valuable lessons through golf, including honesty, integrity, and respect. I believe that today’s junior golfers are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Scholarship applications for the C. Pardee and Betsy Edrham College Scholarship and the HSJGA College Scholarship are also being accepted to help cover tuition costs for those attending a two or four-year college or university.

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Last year, a total of $10,000 was awarded to scholarship recipients.

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Forms must be mailed to the Hawai’i State Junior Golf Association Scholarship Committee; 4330 Kukui Grove Street; Lihue, HI 96766.

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