About the Jim Mendesh Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors Jim Mendesh, a self-taught craftsman who put a strong work ethic and a passion for hands-on work to good use.  In his memory, his family wants to support students who share his same applied, skilled approach in pursuit of their career aspirations.

The scholarship is available to students pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree in a skilled trade at an accredited vocational or technical school (i.e., electrician, construction, HVAC, medical assistant, teacher’s aide, etc.)*.  Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who reside in Minnesota and have a strong connection to the sport of golf (i.e., caddie experience, current or former high school golf team member, employed at a golf facility, parent or guardian employed at a golf facility). The two-year scholarship is $2,500 per year and renewable for the second year.  Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 17

Online Application Form
 
Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a certificate or associate degree in a skilled trade at an accredited vocational or technical school (i.e., electrician, construction, HVAC, medical assistant, teacher’s aide, etc.) *.
  • Must be high school seniors or graduates who reside in Minnesota.
  • Must have a strong connection to the sport of golf (i.e., caddie experience, current or former high school golf team member, employed at a golf facility, parent or guardian employed at a golf facility).
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
  • Must plan to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Demonstrate financial need as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Reside in Minnesota at the time of application at the time of application must be between 18-22 years of age.

Application Requirements:
  • Completed application - online preferred, however, applicants can submit a printed application with all additional required documents via mail
  • Essay; see instructions below in this section
  • Family financial information statement; see instructions below in this section
  • The following information MUST be submitted via email or mailed; email and address are noted at the end of the application:
    • Current copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
    • High school transcript to verify GPA
    • Completed letter verifying your connection to the sport of golf
    • Completed letter with a teacher or advisor recommendation

Notice Regarding Delay in FAFSA Notification for Academic Scholarships 
 
The U.S. Department of Education’s delay in processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications is impacting scholarship notifications nationwide. Therefore, please complete this application by the specified deadline date, then submit your FAFSA information promptly upon receiving notice. For inquiries, contact Matt Magers at the Minnesota Golf Foundation, matt@mngolf.org or 952.345.3974. 

Giving
Each one of us can be a positive force in helping those in need with support in educational ventures. The Minnesota Golf Foundation earnestly welcomes individual, group, and corporate financial support.

Click here to make a donation to the Minnesota Golf Foundation
or send checks payable to Minnesota Golf Foundation with "Jim Mendesh Scholarship" noted in the memo line
(mail to: MGA, Attn: MGF Jim Mendesh Scholarship, 6550 York Avenue South, Suite 411, Edina, Minnesota 55435).

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