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The LPGA Foundation announces 2011 Scholarship Winners

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The LPGA Foundation announces 2011 Scholarship Winners
12 high-school seniors honored with scholarships

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, August 17, 2011 –– The LPGA Foundation has announced their annual scholarship award winners for 2011 and 12 high-school seniors were selected to receive the Dinah Shore Scholarship, Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship, and Marilynn Smith Scholarships. Criteria for each scholarship vary, but all candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic performance, community service, leadership skills and active participation on their golf team.

 

Dinah Shore Scholarship
This year’s Dinah Shore Scholarship has been awarded to Marlie Fisher, who graduated in 2011 from Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. The $5,000 scholarship was established in 1994 to honor the late Dinah Shore, a Hollywood entertainer and honorary member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. The Dinah Shore Scholarship, given out annually, is awarded to a female high school senior who will attend college but not play collegiate golf.

Fisher, who graduated as valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA, played golf for all four years of high school and for the past three seasons worked with The First Tee program as a mentor to young golfers. In addition to her golf pursuits, Fisher was a member of the varsity swim team, the National Honor Society, math club, Link Crew and president of the medical careers club. She also has volunteered at Sky Ridge Hospital and served as an Arapahoe County student election judge.

Fisher plans to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., to study molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Her goals include attending dental school and eventually pursuing a career as an orthodontist.

To qualify for the Dinah Shore Scholarship, an applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2; must have played in a minimum of 50 percent of her high school golf team’s scheduled events or have regularly played golf for the past two years; must have demonstrated leadership skills and/or extraordinary community affairs work; and must have applied to and been accepted into an accredited undergraduate academic program.

 

Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
Established in 2006, the Phyllis G. Meekins scholarship is awarded at the value of $1,250 to a woman from a recognized minority group who plans to study full-time and play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. The 2011 Phyllis G. Meekins scholarship winner, Maile Miyake, embodies everything this scholarship requires and more.

Miyake is a 2011 graduate of Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Ore., where she played on the girls’ varsity golf team for three years and was named second-team all-conference during her junior year. Miyake started playing golf at seven years old and was involved in Drive, Chip and Putt competitions throughout her youth as well as The First Tee summer golf program. In addition to playing golf in high school, Miyake was a member of the cheerleading squad and was named co-captain of the squad during her junior year. She also was a member of the school choir, National Honor Society, Key Club and a peer leader. She graduated from high school with a 3.75 GPA.

Miyake has been accepted to Corban University in Salem, Ore., where she plans to study early childhood education.

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