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OGSA is committed to broadening knowledge through formal education channels and by exchanging experiences and ideas with fellow members.  One avenue we achieve this is through our Scholarship and Awards Program.  We also acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession with the "William Sansom" Distinguished Service Award, recognize superintendents and their teams who host provincially significant tournaments at their courses, and recognize the longstanding OGSA members.  

Submission deadlines vary. Please review the scholarship or award you're interested in for more details about eligibility and/or submission critera.  


AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

NORM McCOLLUM ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP  |  $2,500  |  1 award available   

Partially funded by the OGSA and administered by the University of Guelph, students entering the Associate Diploma in Turf Grass Management are eligible. Applications must be submitted to the U of G, Student Financial Services by April 15 of each year.  

 

TURFGRASS EDUCATION AWARDS  |  1st place: $2,200  |  2nd place $1,200  |  2 awards available

For students pursuing a career in turfgrass management and enrolled in a fulltime post-secondary program. This award is judged on essay submissions as well as academic achievement. Applications must be recieved by the OGSA office no later than November 1st of each year.  

 

TURF MANAGERS SHORT COURSE  |  $1300  + 1 year OGSA membership  |  1 award available   

All University of Guelph Turf Managers' Short Course students who are employed by an Ontario golf course are eligible for this award, there is no application required. The student within the eligible group who achieves the highest marks will be notified and the award dispersed by the OGSA once the top mark is submitted by the academic advisor. 

 


AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY        

HUGH KIRKPATRICK BURSARY  |  $2,500  |  2 awards available

For Assistant Superintendent Members (Class C). Partially funded by NGF Golf (a division of Northgate Farms). Applications must be recieved by the OGSA office no later than November 1st of each year.  

 

OGSA HERITAGE AWARDS  |   1st place: $2,000  |  2nd place $1,500  |  2 awards available 

For children or grandchildren of OGSA members enrolled in college or university program not related to turfgrass. Applications must be recieved by the OGSA office no later than November 1st of each year.  

   

PAUL BROWN INTERNSHIP  |  $2000  | 1 award available

Funded by G.C Duke, supporting one intern in their quest to acquire knowledge. Email submissions only. Essays must be sent directly to G.C. Duke at nbeech@gcduke.com and the OGSA at manager@ogsa.ca by Nov 1 of each year.

 

WILLIAM SANSOM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD  |  1 award available 

Awarded through member nomination for outstanding contributions to the profession. Nominations must be received prior to October 1st of each year.

 

SUPERINTENDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM  

In the spring of 2003, the Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association (OGSA) Board of Directors instituted a recognition program for superintendents who host provincially significant tournaments at their respective courses to acknowledge their considerable contribution to a successful tournament. There is no application required; recipients will be approached by the OGSA. 


 

 

PAST SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS RECIPIENTS

 

PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT 

MILESTONE MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Awards presented to Honorary Members, William Sansom DSA recipients, and 25 and 50 year members of the OGSA

SUPERINTENDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS

Awards presented to superintendents and their staff for hosting significant tournaments across Ontario.