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Each year, the MetGCSA awards scholarships to family of members that meet criteria determined by the Scholarship Committee. Their goal is to award Scholarships based solely on the merits of the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their skills based on academic records, ambition, activities, appearance of application, and maturity. Each complete application goes through an extensive process to determine if he/she has met these requirements.
2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Colleen Callahan, daughter of John Callahan of The Cardinals, Inc., has attended Davidson College the past two years and will be transferring to University of Virginia this fall to pursue a degree in Mathematics. Colleen has performed many hours of volunteer work.
Julia Cook, daughter of Lisa and Mike Cook of The Care of Trees, is a sophomore pursuing a degree in business at University of Scranton. Julia is a member of the women’s lacrosse team and has been involved in numerous community service projects.
Andrew Cragin, son of Joan Pollak and Pat Cragin of Turf Products Corporation, is a junior at Ohio State University working toward his B.A. in Logistics. Andrew interned this summer at Nestle Waters in the company’s Logistics Department and is a member of Ohio State’s golf club team.
Nicholas Girardi, son of Christine and Tony Girardi, superintendent of Rockrimmon Country Club, will be a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Biochemistry. Nicholas has studied martial arts for 12 years, becoming an accomplished leadership team member and instructor.
Matthew Girardi, son of Christine and Tony Girardi, superintendent of Rockrimmon Country Club, will be a freshman at Roger Williams University and will be studying Law with a minor in Computer Science. Matthew has his sights set on owning a law firm of his own one day.
Sarah Gutter, daughter of Loren and Greg Gutter of The Care of Trees, is a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management at the University of Rhode Island. Sarah is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and has been involved in many philanthropic events and activities.
Caroline Perry, daughter of Glenn Perry, superintendent of Rolling Hills Country Club, is a senior at Eastern Connecticut State University pursuing a bachelor’s in English and Early Childhood Development. Caroline plans to go on to earn her master’s in ELL (English Language Learner) and has been involved in many philanthropic events and activities.
Logan Pierpoint, son of Jennifer and George Pierpoint IV, superintendent at Harbor Pines Golf Club, will be entering his freshman year at Rowan University this fall. Logan plans to major in Physics with a minor in Secondary Education.
Andrew Renzetti, son of Angela and Steve Renzetti, owner of Pinnacle Turf, is a junior at Hofstra University majoring in Video, Television, and Film. Andrew is active in Hofstra’s film club and has logged in hundreds of hours as a volunteer at the Humane Society.
Austin Renzetti, son of Angela and Steve Renzetti, owner of Pinnacle Turf, will be a senior at Norwich University studying Civil Engineering. Austin is on track to graduate with honors and is a volunteer fireman in Mamaroneck, NY.
Michael Scheyd, assistant superintendent at National Golf Links of America, is pursuing an MBA at the University of Colorado- Denver. Michael earned his B.S. in Turfgrass Science from Penn State University and is en route to becoming a golf course superintendent.
Matthew Severino, son of Kristin and Matt Severino, superintendent at Scarsdale Country Club, graduated from Yorktown High School where he was captain of both the basketball and lacrosse teams. This fall he will be entering the University of Connecticut as a freshman with a major in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (a five-year double major). Matthew has devoted many hours to community service.
Zachary Weiland, son of Shannon Mulligan and Jim Weiland, assistant superintendent at Connecticut Golf Club, is a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering with an environmental concentration. Zachary plans to go on to pursue a doctorate in Chemical or Environmental Engineering.
Lexus Marie Weinert, daughter of Paula and Tom Weinert of Plant Food Company, will be entering her freshman year at Lehigh Carbon Community College where she plans to major in Social Work and go on to pursue a master’s.
Christopher Wojick, son of Tee to Green Managing Editor Pandora Wojick and Greg Wojick, principal, Playbooks for Golf, will be a junior at the University of Connecticut, pursuing a bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and Resource Economics. Featured in an article on Teen Entrepreneurs, Christopher has operated his own lawn care business since he was 12 and hopes to own and operate a successful landscape architecture firm one day.
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