NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation Announces 2016-17 Caddie Scholars

NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation Announces 2016-17 Caddie Scholars

The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship has announced its scholarship recipents for the 2016-17 academic year. These Caddie Scholars, listed by club, can be found here.

The CSF has surpassed $12.7 million in donations in its 69-year history after surpassing the $11 million mark in 2014. This year, 179 scholarships were awarded, totaling $762,744. The NJSGA CSF gives away 88 percent of its total donations received.

“We are one of the most well-run caddie scholarship organizations in the nation,” Chairman Ed Batta said.

The graduation rate is an amazing 96 percent--highest in the nation. The NJSGA CSF grants 21 named scholarships that augment the regular $3,500 award.

Grade point averages of the 2016-17 academic class averaged 3.5-plus and the average SAT score was nearly 1,200, according to Sheila Menendez, CSF Director of Education. Over the 69 years of continuous operation, nearly 3,000 individuals have been rewarded with NJSGA CSF scholarships.

Batta stated the 92 percent of those students who apply receive NJSGA Caddie Scholarships.

“Our new caddie scholars will one day also realize the satisfaction of personal achievement. It is because of this exceptional academic performance that so many in our New Jersey golfing community support your education with their dollars,” Batta said. “We are proud to report that 88 percent of those dollars fo directly to scholarship payments. More than 2,600 of your predecessors have benefitted from our caddie scholarship program.

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