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Six PGA Scholarships Awarded in Indiana

Jul 20, 2010

The PGA of America’s National Scholarship awarded two new
Indiana high school graduates $2,000 in assistance to obtain a college degree
this coming fall. Four more Indiana students already enrolled in college will
continue to receive scholarship awards from the PGA of America.

Kaelyn Lingenfelter of Rochester, daughter of PGA Member
Lyle Lingenfelter, and Katherine Cooprider, daughter of PGA Member Liz
Cooprider, received awards for the first time. Lingenfelter maintained a 3.97
grade point average while participating in golf, volleyball, volunteering many
hours in her community and working part time. She will attend Bethel College
with the plan to study education. Cooprider earned a 3.86 GPA and participated
in numerous clubs and sports including basketball and theater. She will study
theater in the fall.

Receiving his second $5,000 John Cox Scholarship is Bradley
Smith, a member of Ohio State University’s golf team and son of PGA Member Todd
Smith. As a finance major, Smith has kept up a 3.97 GPA while also traveling
with the golf team and participating in Christian and service groups on campus.
Receiving her first John Cox Scholarship but third overall from the PGA is
Julianne Frye, daughter of PGA Member Rick Frye. She has a flawless 4.0 GPA at
University of Kentucky where she studies education, volunteers her time with
the Carnegie Center for Literacy, Champions are Readers, and Speed Read, and
participates in intramural sports.

Peter Rafferty, grandson of PGA Member Don Essig III and
student at Millsaps College, was granted his third National Scholarship in
2010. When not studying finance and maintaining a 3.8 GPA, Rafferty is serving
as a Big Brother, Baseball Mentor and student government official. He also
plays varsity baseball for the college. And finally, Erin Smith, sister of Brad
and daughter of Todd, received her second award. She studies business
management and finance at Indiana University, has earned a 3.84 GPA, and serves
the Bloomington community as a Dance Marathon Recruiter, youth group member,
and Kelley School Alumni Partners Board representative.