American Lung Association offers golf scholarship

17 years ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine – For the tenth year, the American Lung Association of Maine will award $500 Golf Privilege Card Scholarships to three high school seniors in Maine. Students must plan to pursue higher education in a field relating to health education, health promotion, medicine or the environment. The students must have involvement with the game of golf – either as a player or as an employee of a golf-related business.

    “The Lung Association is again pleased to be able to assist young people in their dreams of helping people live healthy lives,” said Edward Miller, CEO of the American Lung Association of Maine. “At the same time, by supporting students with a connection to the great game of golf, we can say ‘Thank you’ to Maine’s golf course owners and professionals who have supported the work of the Lung Association for so many years.”
The connection between the American Lung Association of Maine the game of golf started 25 years ago when the Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Card was introduced. The Golf Privilege Card costs $70 and offers free or substantially reduced greens fees at more than 100 golf courses throughout Maine. It also includes driving ranges and more than 20 courses in New Hampshire and eastern Canada. Proceeds from the Golf Card support the work of the American Lung Association of Maine.
Students interested in applying for one of the scholarships will be asked to provide a written essay and personal references. American Lung Association of Maine staff and board members will review the applications and choose the three winners based on their responses. The deadline for submission of applications is April 1. Awards will be announced in early May.
The Lung Association accomplishes its work in tobacco, air quality, asthma and other lung diseases through education, research, advocacy and collaboration with other public health and professional agencies.
For additional information on this Scholarship Program, the Golf Privilege Card of the American Lung Association of Maine, visit www.mainelung.org or contact Sherene Roberts at 1-888-241-6566, ext. 112 or e-mail golf@mainelung.org.