Charlie Burkart Scholarship

2024 Charlie Burkart Scholarship​

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.

Apply Today – Charlie Burkart Scholarship

The Iowa PGA Foundation annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 49 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 2024 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 2024 Charlie Burkart Scholarship. Applicants must complete the application and mail to the scholarship committee prior to June 16, 2024.

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.

Previous Burkart Recipients

2023 Isabella Boyle & Ben Blocklinger 2010 Patrick Hagenbucher 1997 David Loomis
2022 Jordan Sisk 2009 Justin McCormick 1996 Cory McKim
2021 Paige Hoffman 2008 Michael McCunniff 1995 Tyler Brooks
2020 Brandon McCarty 2007 Christopher Williamson 1994 Brad Cady
2019 Anthony Ruthey 2006 Brian Siems 1993 Kyle Louvar
2018 Nicolaus Latcham 2005 Mark Gladson 1992 Ryan Wedemeyer
2017 Will Babcock 2004 Nick McCrorey 1991 Travis Bergan
2016 Nicholas Higgins 2003 Logan Beatty 1990 Jim Jermier
2015 Aaron Wirt 2002 Adam Pritchard 1989 Steven William
2014 Jordan Bowers 2001 Michael Denklau 1988 Allen McMullen
2013 Payton Minear 2000 Blake Jones 1987 Brian Coughlin
2012 Christian Archer 1999 Jeff Gudenkauf
2011 Dane Worley 1998 Ryan Coppess

2023 Charlie Burkart Scholarship – High School

Congratulations to Sioux City, Iowa native Isabella Boyle and Cedar Rapids, Iowa native Ben Blocklinger on being selected as the 2023 Charlie Burkart Scholarship honoree by the Iowa PGA Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship committee. 

Congratulations to Isabella Boyle on receiving this award.
This fall 2023 Isabella will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her intended area of study is PGA Golf Management. She wants to bring gender inclusivity to a prominently male-dominated industry. She wants to be the person that she did not have when learning the game of golf, she wants the future generation of female golfers to have a mentor that will get them excited about playing and being involved in the game because we need to see more representation of female golfers. She has been a mentor for fellow teammates, classmates, and incoming golfers, whether that be through helping in the classroom or on the golf course. She hopes to bring the mindset of the game of golf with her through everything that she does, and she will continue to improve on everything that she does and each opportunity that she has been given, never taking anything for granted. Boyle hopes to bridge the gap between gender in the game of golf and inspire the future generation of golfers.

Congratulations to Ben Blocklinger on receiving this award.

Ben will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in PGA Golf Management with minors in Hospitality & Business. Blocklinger’s educational goals are to receive a Bachelor of Science degree (Golf/Business Management), with a PGA certification. He aspires to be a PGA teaching professional and/or a golf club manager. His objectives are to continue to improve his personal game, become a better communicator, develop personal/professional relationships and evolve into a stronger leader/mentor.