Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation to begin accepting 2020 local scholarship applications March 2
Proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship provides two $10,000 scholarships to students in Dane or Rock counties
The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation will begin accepting applications Monday, March 2, from students in southcentral Wisconsin for its annual scholarship program. Two $10,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year up to a total of four years) will be awarded to two deserving local high school seniors who meet certain criteria and live in the Wisconsin counties of Dane or Rock.
The scholarship program was introduced last year. The 2019 scholarship recipients were Cassidy Schnell of DeForest and Brian Semmann of McFarland. Schnell currently attends St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and Semmann is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
AmFam Championship proceeds fund scholarship program
The scholarship program is funded with proceeds from the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship distributed through the Foundation. Since 2016 when the inaugural tournament was held, more than $7.1 million in proceeds has been donated through more than 280 grants to local organizations.
“The Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation is focused on supporting organizations and initiatives that help build strong families and healthy kids so they can go after their dreams,” said Nate Pokrass, foundation executive director and American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “Our hope is that by alleviating some of the financial burden of higher education, these hard-working and deserving young people can confidently pursue their educational and career dreams.”
Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors and earn at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. They must demonstrate participation in the game of golf through competitive participation, recreational participation, employment at a golf course or golf retailer, caddying at a golf course, and/or volunteering at a golf tournament. They must also display exemplary character, leadership and community service, along with other submission requirements.
Scholarship application link and other details
Interested students who meet the criteria should visit this site beginning March 2, 2020 to get more details, review the application requirements and apply.
The application deadline is April 6, 2020. Recipients will be notified by May 14, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be invited to and recognized during the American Family Insurance Championship in June.
The Scholarship application process is being administered by a third party, Scholarship America.
All proceeds from the 2020 PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will once again be designated for charitable giving. This year’s event will be held May 30-June 7, with tournament play June 5-7 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. For more information visit the tournament website.
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About Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
Established in 2013 when Steve Stricker became a brand ambassador for American Family Insurance, the mission of the foundation is to inspire and develop strong families and healthy kids so they can pursue their dreams. The foundation supports organizations that produce tangible outcomes that align with this mission. Web: www.amfamchampionship.com/foundation-and-charities/; Twitter: @StrickerFNDN