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2024 Scholarship Application Closes February 14, 2024!

The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation Scholarships are $10,000 scholarships awarded to two high school seniors living in Northern Ohio to further their education.  Since 2020, the Northern Ohio PGA has awarded almost $70,000 in scholarships to juniors at higher education institutions. 

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of community service, academics, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need. Individuals who are permanent residents of Northern Ohio, past or current members of a golf organization (PGA Jr. League, Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour, Ohio Girls Golf Foundation, etc.), hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the United States, are eligible to apply. 


This is the fourth year that the Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation is going to award two local students with a $10,000 scholarship to assist with their college education. The students selected to receive the $10,000 scholarship will receive it in $2,500 increments annually over the course of four years. In order to receive funding each year, additional paperwork including a copy of the student's transcript must be submitted to the NOPGA Section Foundation to ensure the students are performing at an acceptable level.

In 2021, the NOPGA Section Foundation awarded the inaugural scholarships to Ben Ellis and Rachel DiDonato.  In 2022, the scholarships were awarded for the second year to Sophia Rosa and Daniel Donegan.  Ellis and DiDonato are in their junior years at Siena Heights University and Northern Kentucky University respectively, while Rosa and Donegan are in their sophomore years at Walsh University and Notre Dame University respectively.  In 2023, Fletcher Clark and Halle Ellis were awarded scholarships; Clark is currently a freshman at Ohio State University while Ellis is attending Miami University (FL).

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Halle Ellis

North Canton, Ohio

Halle Ellis, a graduate of North Canton Hoover High School with a remarkable 4.5 GPA, has demonstrated her dedication to excellence both in academics and sports. Besides excelling on the NOPGA Junior Tour and Ohio Girls Golf Foundation events, she has also contributed as a lifeguard at the North Canton YMCA. Halle is an active member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and has held leadership roles as the golf team captain, swim team captain, and pre-school teacher aid. Halle's academic journey continues at the University of Tampa, where she will pursue a degree in biology while showcasing her golf skills on the club golf team.

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Fletcher Clark

Massillon, Ohio

Fletcher Clark, a graduate of Jackson High School with a stellar 4.1 GPA, balanced academics and work at Shady Hollow Country Club. His dedication to his studies earned him membership in both the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, as well as the prestigious Summa Cum Laude distinction. Beyond academics, Fletcher actively participated in numerous clubs, including Student Council, Business and Investment Club, Chess Club, and Asian Culture Club. His journey of higher education begins at Ohio State University, where he will pursue a degree in Logistics Management / Business Administration.

For more information on the 2024 Scholarships or Scholarship Day, email Danielle Monas at or call the Section Office at (216) 765-1214!