Meet the Scholars
2008 SCGA Youth on Course Scholars
SCGA Youth on Course Scholarship Program is designed to help youth continue their education in college or vocational school. This year, $136,000 will be distributed to 37 students for tuition, room and board, and educational supplies.
Congratulations to the class of 2015!
Sharon Don, California State University, Fullerton
Desiree Dominguez, California State University, Fullerton
Wally Gonzalez, University of Hartford
Ryan Herd, California State University, Northridge
Grisel Medina, Chapman University
Madilena Mendiola, Mount Holyoke College
Eduardo Munoz, Allegheny College
Eduardo Rivas, Lewis & Clark College
Titus Wu, University of Southern California
Meet the 2008 Scholars
Pima Medical Institute/Grossmont College
* Major: Biology
* Career Goal: Pharmacist
Activities and community service: Currently pursuing pharmacy technician certificate so that he can work in that position while pursuing his degree to become a pharmacist. Pro Kids member since 2002.How golf has impacted him: “Through Pro Kids and the game of golf, I have learned that patience and perseverance will help me get to and hold on to a position in the medical field.”On his future plans: “Through Pro Kids, I have learned responsibility and maturity. In order to become a pharmacist, I must be able to handle myself in both of these ways.”
San Diego State University
* Major: Kinesiology
San Diego State University
* Career Goal: Golf Teaching Professional
Activities and community service: Pro Kids member since 1999, Co-caption of Crawford High School golf team for 3 years, City Heights Street Sweep volunteer, Aids Walk in 2003, Intern at Union-Tribune Newspaper and Pro Kids.
How golf has impacted him: “A significant moment in my life would be qualifying for the Wal-Mart First Tee Open because I tried three times before I made it and never gave up.” Alvin represented Pro Kids Golf Academy at the 2006 Wal-Mart First Tee Open, where he had the opportunity to play with Champions Tour Player.
On pursuing his degree: “Pro Kids made my college experience possible because I learned that I can go to college and I can persevere through hard times; all I needed was to be confident.”
* Major: Visual Arts
* Career Goal: Video Production
Activities and community service:
Pro Kids members since 2002, Interned at Pro Kids, Crawford High School Golf Team, Pro Kids volunteer chaperone
How golf has impacted him: "As an intern in the golf shop, I am able to tell parents first-hand how Pro Kids has helped me learn the game of golf and taught me many different skills that I have been able to use throughout my life."
On college academics: "Although I already had great academic strength in high school, college has been a greater challenge requiring more than I anticipated. Pro Kids has supported me through this challenge and the decision making process of changing majors."