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Endowed Scholarships

The J. Wood Platt Endowment Program solicits contributions from individuals who wish to make an impact above and beyond the regular levels of giving. A Scholar is chosen annually to receive funds from the endowment.  Scholars may be selected to receive an endowed scholarship for up to three years. The Endowment Program has grown exponentially in recent years.

The Platt is always receptive to those wishing to create an endowment. For more information, contact development@plattscholar.org

2023

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The Kornblatt-Lynch-Morey Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Merion Golf ClubAndrew Lord, Merion Golf Club, University of Scranton*
The Women's Endowed ScholarshipAwarded to a female caddie in the GAP regionRyleigh Faust, Frosty Valley Resort, Bloomsburg University*
The Jim Gardner Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who attends Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s University, Temple University or The Pennsylvania  State University.Selection in progress 
The William Hyndman V Endowed ScholarshipTo be awarded to a Scholar working as a caddie or in golf operations who was an active participant with the First Tee program.Selection in progress 
The Michelle and Rick Skelly Endowed Scholarship This endowment will be awarded to a caddie from Green Valley Country Club or Philadelphia Cricket ClubSelection in progress 
The Joseph M. Cahill Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Waynesborough Country Club or Saucon Valley Country ClubSelection in progress

2022

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The Darling Family II Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who works at either Riverton Country Club or The Union League Golf Club at TorresdaleRyan Ramirez, Riverton Country Club, Penn State University
The Margot W. McDonald  Endowed ScholarshipNamed in honor of Margot W. McDonald who was a lifetime member at The Country Club of Scranton and a true advocate for women’s sports and education. Presented to a female caddieMikayla Viola, Lehigh Country Club, Bloomsburg University
The EMPOWER Women's Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a female caddieFrancesca Bria, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Penn State University
The Michael S. Tallent Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Merion Golf or Pine Valley Clubs or attending George Washington UniversityDylan Cardea, Pine Valley Golf Club, Rowan University*
The Barry & Neetsie Siegfried Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie attending colleges or universities in the Philadelphia region and have attended or participated in/at Roman Catholic High School, Cristo Rey Academy, or the First Tee ProgramJack Kelly, North Hills Country Club, Ohio University*
The John J. Finley Jr. Memorial Endowment (Aronimink) Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Aronimink Golf ClubMark Brennan, Aronimink Golf Club, West Virginia University*
The John J. Finley Jr. Memorial Endowment (Squires) Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Squires Golf ClubChristopher Rafferty, Squires Golf Club, West Virginia University*
The John J. Finley Jr. Memorial Endowment (Whitemarsh) Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Whitemarsh Valley Country ClubNathaniel Butler, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Penn State University*

2021

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The Neil & Loretta McDermott Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who intends to pursue a career in medicine as a doctor or nurseNicholas Dell’Omo, Metedeconk National Golf Club, University of South Carolina
The Jack Hewes Endowed ScholarshipPresent to a caddie at Applebrook Golf ClubSelection in progress
The Ozone Club Endowed ScholarshipTo be awarded to a dedicated caddie who demonstrates a passion for the game and embodies the spirit of the Ozone Club.Selection in progress

2020

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The Aiken Family Snider Youth Hockey Endowed ScholarshipThis endowment will be awarded to a caddie who is also an active member of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey program.
Selection in Progress
The Darling Family Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who works at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, or who resides in a cityScott Devito, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, West Chester University*
The Dr. David M. Junkin Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie chosen by the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship TrustAnnabelle McGowan, Tavistock Country Club, Millersville University*
The Kevin P. Kelly Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who attends college at a City 6 universityMichael, McDevitt, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Villanova University*
The Neil Oxman Honorary Endowed ScholarshipThis endowment is awarded to a caddie who attends Villanova University.Peter Reilly, Manufacturers Golf and Country Club, Villanova University
The Nate Oxman Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who attended a public high school and has a record of athletic achievement and community involvementJake Weikel, Sunnybrook Golf Club, West Virginia University*
The Mark E. Peterson Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie majoring in Sports Administration or who is a Scholar-AthleteBrandon Fox, Saucon Valley Country Club, Immaculata University
The Sam Reeves Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who provides leadership and is of great characterGregory Gipe, Lookaway Golf Club, Delaware Valley University*
The Jerry Tarde Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie majoring in either a healthcare science, environmental science, literature or a languageBlake Weaver, Lancaster Country Club, Lebanon Valley College*
The Vince Walls Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Bala Golf Club, or who attends American University, James Madison University, La Salle University, or Villanova UniversityMario Billetta, Stonewall, James Madison University*
The F. John White Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie majoring in a social scienceGarrett Schrock, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, University of Findlay

2019

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The Robert M. Aiken, Jr Endowed Scholarship Presented to a caddie from St. Davids Golf Club, or who attends the University of Pennsylvania
Steven Coelho, St. Davids Golf Club, St. Joseph’s University
The Frederick W. Anton III Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Rolling Green Golf Club or Stonewall, or who attends Penn State University or Villanova UniversityYoan Zozikov, Rolling Green Golf Club, St. Joseph’s University
The Michael Bamberger Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a high-performing caddie with a financial needAndrew Christensen, Rolling Green Golf Club, Penn State University
The Bogemyr Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie selected by the Executive Committee of the Golf Association of PhiladelphiaDavid Stuart, Bluestone Country Club, Penn State University
The Boyce/DePaul Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie who attends Penn State University, St. Joseph’s University, or Villanova UniversityChristopher Lacey, The Springhaven Club, Penn State University*
The James C. Davis Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Aronimink Golf ClubChristopher Dempsey, Aronimink Golf Club, Temple University*
The Dunne Manning Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Saucon Valley Country ClubZachary Lesak, Saucon Valley Country Club, Temple University
The Jeffrey & Krista Mitzak Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Metedeconk National Golf Club, Philadelphia Cricket Club, or StonewallT.J. Corcoran, Philadelphia Cricket Club, West Virginia University*
The Sawin Family Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie majoring in Education or any of the healthcare sciencesWyatt McCafferty, The Springhaven Club, Penn State University*
The W. Scott Smith Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Merion Golf Club, or who attends Syracuse University, or who attended The Haverford SchoolGreg Damico, Merion Golf Club, Penn State University*

2018

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The Boyce Family Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Whitemarsh Valley Country ClubHarmon Piatkowski, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Penn State University
The Jimmy Dunne Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie attending the University of Notre DameAidan Sweeney, Llanerch Country Club, University of Notre Dame
The Jerry Moskowitz Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie attending the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s University, or Villanova UniversitySean Wilmer, Chester Valley Golf Club, Saint Joseph’s University*
The Osborne Rohrbaugh Family Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie majoring in Engineering and/or from Huntingdon Valley Country ClubJames Casper, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Drexel University
The Donald R. Phillips Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Lancaster Country Club or Lehigh Country ClubLeah Zolotareva, Lehigh Country Club, Moravian University*
The Chuck Will Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie attending Rutgers UniversityReid Walker, Riverton Country Club, Rutgers University

2017

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The James Coleman Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Rolling Green Golf ClubJames Blaisse, Rolling Green Golf Club, DeSales University
The Sam & Dena Lombardo/Benecon Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Bent Creek Country Club, Lancaster Country Club, or StonewallHollyn Helsel, Lancaster Country Club, Lebanon Valley College*
The John E. Poole Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Chester Valley Golf ClubJohn Guidotti, Chester Valley Golf Club, Penn State University
The Patrick F. Ryan Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Gulph Mills Golf Club or Waynesborough Country ClubMatthew Cieszkowski, Gulph Mills Golf Club, West Virginia University*

2016

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The Edward Slevin Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Pine Valley Golf Club
Ryan Ott, Pine Valley Golf Club, Drexel University*

2015

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The BMW Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a Platt Evans Scholarship recipient
Robert Starankovic, Llanerch Country Club, Penn State University*
The Michael Brown Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie attending Temple UniversityCarl Visscher, Lookaway Golf Club, Temple University
The Charles & Barbara Close Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Cedarbrook Country ClubSamuel Giordano, Cedarbrook Country Club, Temple University
The Brian P. Kelly Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Whitemarsh Valley Country ClubTylan Miller, Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Temple University*
The William T. Walsh Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Philadelphia Country ClubAidan Rigney, Philadelphia Country Club, Rosemont College
The Jonathan Pierpont Warner Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Aronimink Golf Club, Merion Golf Club, or Saucon Valley Country ClubJustin Krouse, Saucon Valley Country Club, Temple University

2014

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The Frank & Margery Cooper Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from either Merion Golf Club or StonewallDeclan Dowd, Merion Golf Club, University of South Carolina
The Leon Prince Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a high-performing Business majorAnthony Tedeschi, Tavistock Country Club, Providence College*

2007

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The GAP Presidents Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a senior with the highest grade point averageDaniel McQueston, Chester Valley Golf Club, Villanova University
The Arthur J. Kania Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from Overbrook Golf Club or Pine Valley Golf Club, or who attends the University of Scranton or Villanova UniversityDaniel Raksnis, The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, Villanova University
The Bill & Judi Leonard Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie from StonewallCameron Proviano, Stonewall, Arizona State University*

2006

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The Tom Fazio Endowed ScholarshipPresented to a caddie intending to work in the golf industry after graduationJack Williamson, Doylestown Country Club, Penn State University

The Platt is always receptive to those wishing to create an endowment. For more information, contact development@plattscholar.org