Legacy Scholarship
In partnership with the Jerry Pate Company

Information for Applicants
The Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association (Georgia GCSA) Legacy Awards Competition offers educational
aid to the children and grandchildren of Georgia GCSA members. The awards are funded by the Georgia GCSA.
Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee consisting of the Georgia GCSA Scholarship Committee
chaired by Scott Slemp (Piedmont Driving Club), Co-Chairmen Hoyt Ellspermann (Reynolds Lake Oconee, The Creek
Club), Mark Hayes (Marietta Country Club). All decisions of the committee are final. Applicants will be notified by mail
of their status by May 31, 2024. All scholarship award checks will be made payable to the applicant.
(1) One or more of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have been a Georgia GCSA member for five (5) or
more consecutive years prior to entry and must be a currently active Georgia GCSA member in one of the following
classifications: A (Superintendent), B (Superintendent), C, Retired A (Superintendent), Retired B (Superintendent) or
AA Life. The competition is open to natural or adopted offspring of Georgia GCSA members. Children or grandchildren
of deceased members are also eligible if the member was currently active at the time of his or her death.
(2) The student must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher learning or, in the case of high school
seniors, must be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.
(3) Transcript showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Criteria for Selection
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following:
(1) Academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership and outside employment.
(2) One essay: In approximately 800 words tell us where you see yourself after graduation and how will you impact
your field of study and society.
How to Apply
Students must complete and submit an application form and supply the following under one cover:
• Transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
• Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores from spring of junior year or fall of senior
year high school
• Collegiate letter of acceptance (graduating high school seniors only)
• College transcripts (note: if freshman or sophomore, please include a high school transcript as well)
• You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply
• Two letters of recommendation: one from academic institution and one personal
• Typed original essay

All applications must be postmarked by April 19, 2024

All documents should be submitted to:
Georgia GCSA Scholarship Committee
Attention: Legacy Awards
PO Box 310
Hartwell, GA 30643

Click HERE to download the application

2023 Legacy Award Recipients

Click HERE to read the press release

Kathryn Baker
Daughter of Rhett Baker
Ohoopee Match Club

Addison Griffith
Daughter of Scott Griffith, CGCS
University of Georgia Golf Course

Lucy Hunt
Daughter of Bill Hunt
Athens Country Club

Molly Miller
Daughter of Bryan Miller
Cartersville Country Club

Mack Morris
Stepson of Tim Busek
St Ives Country Club

Celia O'Shea
Daughter of Kevin O'Shea
Reynolds Lake Oconee

Brian Petrelli
Son of Chris Petrelli
Eagle's Landing Country Club

Thomas Scott
Son of Andy Scott

Max Thebeau
Son of Tom Thebeau
The Chimneys Golf Course

Charles Wilder
Son of Gary Wilder