Two significant deadlines are looming for Canadian Golf Superintendents Association members.
The application deadline for the President’s Award is June 30. The CGSA board of directors established a post-secondary scholarship award in 2007 to recognize the scholastic achievements of students who are children or grandchildren of CGSA members and enrolled in full-time, post-secondary education.
Two awards of $1,000 will be given. Below is the primary criteria:
• The applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current member of the CGSA.
• Only full-time, first-year students will be eligible to receive this award.
• The applicant must submit a transcript from the high school at which they graduated. Completed applications are to be submitted to CGSA no later than June 30. However, if a student hasn’t received high school transcripts by the June 30th deadline date, the CGSA will accept a copy of their transcript up to July 31, as long as the applicant has notified the CGSA in their submission that the transcript will be submitted under separate cover.
• Applicants must submit an original essay of up to 500 words outlining the importance of this scholarship to them. In the case of a tie between three or more applicants, the committee will then determine the two scholarship winners by reviewing the essays of those students involved in the tie.
The CGSA Member Services Committee will select the recipient(s) of the 2009 President’s Scholarship Award during its August meeting.
The award winners’ names will be announced by the CGSA in September and they will be formally presented their awards by the CGSA President during the Awards Luncheon at the 2010 Canadian Golf Superintendents Association’s Annual International Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show.
Also, the nomination deadline for the CGSA’s John B. Steel Distinguished Service Award is July 1.
This award is presented to an individual chosen by the CGSA board of directors who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of golf course superintendent. An individual may be nominated by the CGSA board of directors or by a superintendent member.
The following is the criteria:
The individual will have made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the advancement of golf course superintendents.
The nominee should be someone who would be also known in the general golf community.
The outstanding contribution may be, or have been, regional or national in scope.
The nominee may only be the recipient of this award once.
The nominee must be a respected person whose selection would draw positive attention to the CGSA.
The nominee should not be a person who would be (or could be) a candidate for Superintendent of the Year honours within five years of their nomination for the John B. Steel Award.
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