Written by Jeremy Beale

National PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2018 National PGA Scholarship Winners were announced, May 31. Congratulations to the nine students (listed below) that were selected from the MAPGA Section! A total of $402,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 186 students.

Level Name Scholarship Type Amount Member
High school Christopher Forgash National $2,000 Craig Forgash, PGA
High school Noah Gyscek National $2,000 Peter Gyscek, PGA
High school Sydney Pulliam National $2,000 Timothy Pulliam, PGA
High school Chloe  Sass National $2,000 William Sass, PGA
High school Nina Smith National $2,000 James Hiskey, PGA
College Skylar Foister National $2,000 Arthur Foister, PGA
College Anna Haught National $2,000 Gary Haught, PGA
College Katelyn Schuh National $2,000 Bob Schuh, PGA (Grandfather)
College Olivia Zachman National $2,000 Jeffrey Zachman, PGA

Please note the PGA Financial Assistance Fund is able to grow solely through investment earnings and contributions from PGA Members. Members are given the option of contributing to the PGA Financial Assistance Fund on their Member Dues each year. Any contribution will help grow the fund and, in turn, provide more PGA Scholarships to Member’s children and grandchildren in the future.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the PGA Scholarship Program, please reach out to me at vjohnson@pgahq.com, or via phone at (561)624–7654. Thank you.

Christopher Forgash

Christopher Forgash, son of Craig Forgash, PGA, at the Golf Club at Lansdowne is expected to graduate this spring from Tuscarora High School with a 3.98 GPA. During his academic career he participated in his high school band playing, competing in competitive hockey and being an active member of his school’s Math club, team and honor society. In his spare time he also volunteered tutoring elementary school children in mathematics while holding a part-time job.  He also scored a 1430 out of a possible 1600 on his SAT and 30 out of 36 on his ACT. Forgash plans to major in Computer Science and Engineering in college.

Noah Gyscek

Noah Gyscek son of Peter Gyscek, PGA – Head Golf Coach Washington & Lee University will graduate from Rockbridge County High school this year with a 3.4 GPA. During his high school career, he was in the Advanced Placement Program, French Club, Ski Club, Running Club and Model UN. He also competed on his school’s golf and tennis team. On top of all of these clubs, he was also the leader and organizer behind his school’s Boxing Club which now boasts 17 members. He scored a 30 on his ACT and plans to major in Business Management and Computer Science in college.

Chloe  Sass

Chloe Sass, daughter of William Sass, PGA, of Ocean City Golf Club will graduate from Stephen Decatur this year. She was in the Advanced Placement Program at her school while participating in an array of clubs and athletic programs. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, School Newspaper, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, school Basketball and Lacrosse team and the Students Against Destructive Decisions program.  She did all of this while managing a part-time job and maintaining a 3.86 GPA. She plans to attend Washington College, where she will major in Engineering and Pre-Medical studies. Sass scored 1250 on her SAT.

Nina Smith

Nina Smith will graduate from Druid Hills High School with a 3.94. She was in her schools Advanced Placement Program, Beta Club, Choir, Computer Club/Team/Honors Society Female Empowerment Movement Club, French Club, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Science Clubs/Team/Honors Society and Service Clubs. She also served as Class Officer in Student Government. In her spare time she attended St. Bartholomew’s Youth group, took after school electives in Ornithology and Oceanography and competed on her high school softball team. She scored 1480 on her SAT and plans to study engineering in college. James Hiskey, PGA professional in Annapolis, MD recommended her for the scholarship.

Sydney Pulliam

Sydney Pulliam daughter of Timothy Pulliam, PGA, in Richmond, Virginia, will graduate from Douglas S. Freeman High School this year with a 4.0 GPA. She was in the school’s Advanced Placement Program and also was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. When she wasn’t keeping a perfect academic transcript she volunteered at Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s Shelter. Pulliam also interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia as well as participated in Model United Nation and Model Congress addressing the issues facing the nation and world. She also served as the Rebelettes Class of 2018 Service Club President, Secretary, and Historian during her High School career and participated in Relay for Life and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Outside of academics, she competed on her high school softball team. After high school, she plans to study Law and Political Science.

Skylar Foister

Skylar Foister daughter of Arthur Foister, PGA, at The Golf Club at Lansdowne is a junior at Florida State University studying Criminology. She maintained a 3.89 GPA while participating in Amnesty International and the school’s Rock Climbing club.

Anna Haught

Anna Haught, is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship award. She is the daughter of Gary Haught, PGA, Head Professional at Blue Hills Golf Course. Now a sophomore at Virginia Tech she has maintained a 3.98 GPA, studying engineering. This past year she was able to participate in her school’ s Engineering Expo. When she isn’t literally running around campus you can find her participating in Relay for Life events or volunteering with Rescue Mission an organization that provides assistance to the homeless.

Katelyn Schuh

Katelyn Schuh, granddaughter to the late Bob Schuh, PGA, at Pleasant Valley Golf Course is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship. She has maintained a 4.00 GPA while attending Clemson University, majoring in Environmental Science. She is an active member of her sorority and enjoys participating in Relay for Life events.

Olivia Zachman

Olivia Zachman daughter of Jeffrey Zachman, PGA, at Piney Branch Golf & Country Club, is a junior at St. Lawrence University, majoring in history and maintaining a 3.63 GPA. Zachman played golf, tennis and basketball at North Carroll High School and currently competes on her collegiate golf team. When not on the course or hitting the books she is an active member of an Acapella Group on campus and is a part of the Arabic Club. She also volunteers in the campus kitchens serving meals to the impoverished community members. She is also employed part-time and participates in Relay for Life events. She is a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship Award.