Two North Caldwell students recently received scholarship as they head to college this year.
Owen Parr, who will attend the University of Vermont, and Jack Rupple, who will attend Maryland University, received a miniumum award of $3,500 from the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship.
Parr caddies at Green Brook County Club and Rupple caddies at Essex Fells County Club.
Last year, all existing scholarships were increased by $500 for the upcoming academic year. This action is a continuance of the Foundation’s long-range goal to keep pace with the continued increase in tuition costs.
While admittedly a supplemental scholarship in terms of overall college costs, the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship plays an important role for most recipients, given that the main focus is to provide scholarships for those most in need. Since its inception in 1947, the Foundation has funded over $9 million to almost 2,500 caddie scholars.
The scholarships are funded through individual member contributions at the NJSGA’s member clubs that sponsor caddie programs. The applicant must have caddied at least two golfing seasons, document financial need, and demonstrate an academic record consistent with college requirements.