Career Advancement

Career Advancement

​2022 Career Advancement Scholarship

PGA Associates and previously graduated applicants are required to submit this form and reponses to the following questions for the one year $1,000 Career Advancement Scholarship:

1. Applicant must include a self-statement concerning his/her background in golf and financial need for the scholarship award.

2. Applicant must inclue his/her future career goals.

3. The Scholarship Committee requests submit one recommendation - from an employer, a PGA Professional or other non-family connection to address the applicant's leadership skills and dedication to their selected career.

The Iowa PGA Section Foundation annually awards a career advancement scholarship to assist individuals in furthering their education toward career development. Applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in the golf industry or other career requiring educational training are welcome to apply for a one year $1,000 scholarship.

Any previous high school graduate residing within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible to apply. The Iowa PGA Section is bounded on the west by U.S. Highway 71 and includes an area of Western Illinois from a point north of Quincy, east to near Springfield and directly north. It includes the major cities of Monmouth, Macomb, Galesburg, Moline, Rock Island, Kewanee and Galena. It does not include the cities of Freeport, Springfield or Quincy.

Scholarship winners are selected based on their experience and activity in golf, their future career goals, leadership skills and financial need. 

Applcants must email of mail completed application to the scholarship committee on or prior to September 10, 2022.

Send to: Iowa PGA Section, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA 52327
​  or         Call 319-648-0026 with any questions
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2021 Career Advancement Scholarship
Congratulations to Abigial Gaudian on being selected as the 2021 Career Advancement Scholarship honoree by the Iowa PGA Foundation Career Advancement Scholarship committee.  

Abigail Gaudian, Hudson, Iowa native has been selected as the 2021 Career Advancement Scholarship honoree by the Iowa PGA Foundation committee.
Jeffrey J. Curley, Business Education Teacher/Coach Hudson High School has some nice words to say about Abigail. “Abby Gaudian has accomplished so much in her athletic career here at Hudson High School. The awards and recognition she has received over her high school career are numerous. However, well beyond all those accomplishments exists a young person who truly is special in how she treats others, impacts others positively. It has truly been an honor to work with Abby the last several years, know doubt her future is bright as she will continue to impact those she encounters in a positive way.”
“Outside of Ms. Gaudian being an excellent student, she is an incredible athlete and truly a wonderful person. She routinely gets our entire team in a positive attitude with her infectious energy whether that is at practice, a tournament, or simply walking down the halls. She is one of the toughest competitors I know, and her drive to become better pushes not only herself, but her teammates and her coach to do better as well.” Jarvis Weber, Iowa Lakes Community College Head Golf Coach.
“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by the Iowa PGA and to receive the Career Advancement Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship means I can continue my dream of playing golf at the college level while working toward a degree in the healthcare profession.” Abigail on what it means to receive the scholarship.


Previous Carrer Advancement Scholarship Recipients

2021 Abigail Gaudian
2020 Bailee Flory
2019 Chris Stauffer
2019 Morgan McMillan
2019 Bailee Flory