2020 Founders Scholarship

This year, NWAGA will be increasing the number of scholarships awarded from five (5) to ten (10). The decision was made by the Executive Board at the Fall Meeting following an extremely successful Fund Day. The increase in scholarships would not have been possible without the strong support of NWAGA membership throughout the entire 2019 season. Two scholarships will be awarded to applicants in each NWAGA region (Eastern Nebraska, Central Nebraska and Western Nebraska) with the remaining four (4) scholarships awarded regardless of region. Those eligible are female Nebraska HIgh School Seniors who have played high school golf and plan to further their education at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical school in Nebraska. The application submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Applications can be submitted via email to or mailed to the NWAGA Office.

2020 Founders Scholarship Application

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2020 Founders Scholarship Recipients

NWAGA is pleased to honor its recipients of the 2020 Founders Scholarships: Anna Kassmeier, Norfolk, Chloe Herbert, Omaha, Emalie Wightman, Omaha, Emily Gustafson, Holdrege, Hannah Goltl, McCook, Madeline Ketcham, Ogallala, Ryanna DeVries, Ogallala, Sydney Erickson, Pierce, Tiffany Carnahan, Fremont and Tory Land of Fullerton.  Each will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education in Nebraska.

Anna Kassmeier, Norfolk
Anna will graduate from Norfolk Catholic High School in May. Kassmeier was a member of the girls’ golf team and participated in several other activities including basketball and softball. In the fall, Anna will be headed to University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is planning to study Exercise & Health Science.

Chloe Herbert, Omaha
Chloe will graduate from Omaha Marian in May. In addition to golf, Herbert was the President of Marian Students for Life her senior year. In the fall, she will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and plans to study Elementary Education.

Emalie Wightman, Omaha
Emalie will graduate from Brownell Talbot in May. Wightman was a member of the varsity golf and basketball teams all four years.  Her junior year, she won the Nebraska Writing Poetry Project contest. In the fall, she will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Emily Gustafson, Holdrege
Emily will graduate from Holdrege High School in May. She played in the NSAA Class B State Championship three of her four years.  Academically, Gustafson was ranked highest in her class. In the fall, she will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and plans to study PGA Management.

Hannah Goltl, McCook
Hannah will graduate from McCook High School in May. Throughout high school, Goltl played golf and tennis. She also participated in Teammates, a program for mentoring the youth.  In the fall, she will be attending McCook Community College and plans to study Law.

Madeline Ketcham, Ogallala
Madeline will graduate from Ogallala High School in May. Ketcham earned varsity letters in both tennis and golf, with a top-10 finish in 2019 Districts. She also is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. In the fall, she will be attending Hastings College with plans of studying Criminology and Spanish.

Ryanna DeVries, Ogallala
Ryanna will graduate from Ogallala High School in May. DeVries earned varsity letters in golf, band and track, among others. She finished in first place in accounting at the Best of the West Business Invitational. In the fall, she will be attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln and plans to study Accounting.

Sydney Erickson, Pierce
Sydney will graduate from Pierce High School in May. Erickson was a member of the varsity golf team all four years and qualified for the NSAA Class C State Championship every year.  She also was the National Honor Society president this past year. In the fall, she plans to attend Doane University to study Business & Communications.

Tiffany Carnahan, Fremont
Tiffany will graduate from Fremont High School in May. Carnahan received Academic All-Conference awards her sophomore through senior year. In the fall, she will be attending Doane University to study Biology as well as compete on the women’s golf team.

Tory Land, Fullerton
Tory will graduate from Fullerton High School in May. Land was involved in golf, volleyball and basketball during her four years. She also assisted in flood relief following the March 2019 flood. In the fall, she will be attending Central Community College while studying Dental Hygiene.

Contribute to the Founders' Scholarship

Beginning in 2010, the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association Board of Directors began the FundDay Monday event, to raise money for a scholarship. The Founders' Scholarship was created and has helped girls with their tuition, room and board, or books as they persue a college degree.

If you would like to help fund the Founder's Scholarship, send your donations to the NWAGA office at 6618 South 118th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137 designating Founders' Scholarship.