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.
Currently scholarships are being reviewed for the upcoming application period (November 2020).
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.
OGSA / BRETTYOUNG TURFGRASS EDUCATION AWARDS - 2 AWARDS OF $1500 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 received by the OGSA office no later than MAY 15th of each year.
TURF MANAGERS SHORT COURSE
All University of Guelph Turf Managers' Short Course students who are employed by an Ontario golf course are eligible for this award; no application is required.
PAUL BROWN INTERNSHIP, funded by G.C. Duke (On hold for 2020/2021)
Supporting one intern (enrolled in a recognized turf program) in their quest to acquire knowledge. Email submissions only. Essays must be sent directly to G.C. Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org and the OGSA at email@example.com by Dec 15 of each year.
OGSA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BURSARY in partnership with SYNGENTA - 2 Awards of $1,500 available
The OGSA Professional Development Bursary was historically created in partnership with the Kirkpatrick family, in honor of the significant contributions that OGSA member Hugh Kirkpatrick made to the golf turfgrass industry during his tenure as a superintendent. Originally named the Hugh Kirkpatrick Bursary, this award was developed to recognize the leadership, commitment and accomplishments of Assistant Superintendents who are members of the OGSA, and is intended to support further professional development.
Applications must be received by the OGSA office no later than Nov 15th, 2021.
OGSA HERITAGE AWARDS
For children or grandchildren of OGSA members enrolled in college or university program not related to turfgrass. Applications must be received by the OGSA office no later than May 15th 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
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.