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, $126,000 will be distributed to 37 students for tuition, room and board, and educational supplies.

Meet the 2008 Scholars

Chris Bojoquez

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.”

Alvin Or

San Diego State University

* Major: Kinesiology
* 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.”

San Diego State University

* 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."