Michael Goldman Memorial Golf Scholarship

Michael Goldman was a longtime Highland Park resident & avid Sunset Valley Golf Club golfer. Mr. Goldman believed that golf is a tool for success – a way to develop focus and discipline while fostering emotional well-being through a healthy and enjoyable outdoor activity. His family’s goal is to share the opportunity that Mr. Goldman so valued with local youth and to employ golf as a means of helping young people overcome obstacles.  This scholarship is for Highland Park and Highwood middle school and high school students who are enthusiastic about learning to play golf and who would not otherwise have access to golf lessons. 

Applicants must be:
-Highland Park or Highwood resident 
-Middle or high school student, ages 12-18
-Express an interest in learning to play golf 
-Lack access to golf lessons 
-A person who would benefit from one-on-one attention and golf instruction.
-Referred by representatives of community organizations such as schools, social service or law enforcement agencies, or other relevant contacts who believe the candidate could benefit from the program.
-Facing challenges including economic, social, emotional, familial, or academic
-Exhibiting a level of responsibility that would make it likely that the student would fully participate in and benefit from the experience.

The scholarship includes:
-8 hours of golf lessons per year (in 1/2 hour or 1 hour increments)
-Loaner golf clubs
-Discounted practice time at Park District golf facilities
-Applicants will be accessed by the Sunset Valley Golf Professional to ensure they understand the program and exhibit a high degree of interest and commitment.
-Participants who complete the lesson series may be invited to continue the following year. 

Scholarship applications are being accepted now.  Golf lessons begin in May. 


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* 1. Applicant Information:

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* 2. Current School

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* 3. Age

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* 4. Describe work experience, extracurricular activities, or interests that are important to you.

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* 5. List any previous experiences related to golf.

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* 6. Explain why you want to take golf lessons.

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* 7. Please provide the name and title of the person who referred you to this scholarship program.

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