Charlie Burkart Scholarship

Charlie Burkart Scholarship

​2022 Charlie Burkart Scholarship

2022 Charlie Burkart Application

Each applicant is required to submit the following when applying for the scholarship:

1. High school transcript of work completed and description of any post-secondary academic achievement.

2. Two recommendations – may be from a high school administrator or teacher, a PGA professional or other non-family connections.

3. Applicant must include a self-statement concerning his/her interest in golf, other activities and awards, his/her educational and vocational plans/career goals and financial need.

4. Applicant is requested to send a list of other scholarship they have applied for and those that they have received.

The Iowa PGA Foundation annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 48 years and Head PGA Professional at the Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 42 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education. At least one high school graduate will be the 2022 Scholarship recipient in the amount of $1,500 per year for four years. Other previously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible.

Any graduating high school senior or previous 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 on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.

The Iowa PGA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Charlie Burkart Scholarship. Applicants must complete the application and mail to the scholarship committee prior to June 18, 2022.

Applications can be mailed to Iowa PGA Section, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA 52327. Call 319-648-0026 with any questions.
Email Applicants to Stephanie Mason at in PDF Form.

2021 Charlie Burkart Scholarship - High School

Congratulations to West Des Moines, Iowa native, Paige Hoffman on being selected as the 2021 Charlie Burkart Scholarship honoree by the Iowa PGA Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship committee.  

Kelli Moore, Valley High School Girls Golf Coach has some nice words to say about Paige. “Paige has been active in junior golf in Iowa for a large part of her youth. She started competing in Iowa PGA Junior Tour tournaments at the age of 10 and has been a constant participant since. Paige has won numerous awards and Player of the Year titles in her career, but that is not what has defined her as a golfer or person.”

“Since the time Paige was 6 or 7 years old, she has had a passion and aptitude for golf. I can vividly remember her uncanny ability to square the face of the club to the back of the ball at a very young age. It has been a privilege to watch her develop as a player and a person. She is also 2-time Iowa Golf Association (IGA) Girls Player of the year along with being the 2019 Women's State Amateur Champion. Paige also added the State 4A individual title to her impressive resume. Her consistently fine play has earned her a spot on the golf team at the University of South Dakota for this coming fall.” Ken Schall, PGA Professional, Ken Schall Performance Studios.

“It is truly an honor to receive the Burkart Scholarship. Receiving the Burkart Scholarship means more to me than any success I have found on the golf course. Throughout my junior career the Iowa PGA Section has provided me with endless opportunities to learn about the game of golf, improve my game, and ultimately fall in love with the game. Now, the Iowa PGA Section is giving me the opportunity to continue my academic career with less stress. I feel truly blessed to have the support of the Iowa PGA Section in more ways than one. This scholarship will help me pursue a business degree which I hope in turn allows me to work in the golf industry. I would love to work in the junior golf world to give kids the same great opportunities I was given. Overall, I am truly honored to receive this scholarship and will aim to represent the Iowa PGA well in all that I do, Hoffman said.”

​​Previous Burkart Recipients
2021 Paige Hoffman 2009 Justin McCormick 1997 David Loomis
2020 Brandon McCarty 2008 Michael McCunniff 1996 Cory McKim
2019 Anthony Ruthey 2007 Christopher Williamson 1995 Tyler Brooks
2018 Nicolaus Latcham 2006 Brian Siems 1994 Brad Cady
2017 Will Babcock 2005 Mark Gladson 1993 Kyle Louvar
2016 Nicholas Higgins 2004 Nick McCrorey 1992 Ryan Wedemeyer
2015 Aaron Wirt 2003 Logan Beatty 1991 Travis Bergan
2014 Jordan Bowers 2002 Adam Pritchard 1990 Jim Jermier
2013 Payton Minear 2001 Michael Denklau 1989 Steven William
2012 Christian Archer 2000 Blake Jones 1988 Allen McMullen
2011 Dane Worley 1999 Jeff Gudenkauf 1987 Brian Coughlin
2010 Patrick Hagenbucher 1998 Ryan Coppess