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Canadian among GCSAA Legacy Award winners


August 28, 2013
By Mike Jiggens

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program, including one to a Canadian.

Fiona Heesen of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, daughter of Ronald Heesen, superintendent at Nottawasaga Inn Golf Club in Alliston, Ont., was among the 20 college scholarship winners announced.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA's philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) and supported by Syngenta Professional Products. Each grant is for $1,500.

The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.

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