Youth on Course taps Noah Nuez; Madeline Adam receives Alta Mesa – Linda Gray Scholarship
Youth on Course announced its 2021 scholarship awards, and Laveen, Arizona’s Noah Nuez made the cut among 20 deserving high school graduates nationwide. The Brophy Bronco will put his scholarship to good use in the fall studying nuclear engineering at the United States Naval Academy.
The average GPA of this year’s winners – who also are moving on to prestigious universities such as Dartmouth and UC Berkeley – is 4.39, and six of the recipients will be playing college golf with five others possibly joining their collegiate teams. In all, 1,453 applicants started the process; 198 applications were submitted; 75 finalists were selected and 20 scholarships awarded.
Since the inception of the Youth on Course scholarship program in 2008, 280 members have been awarded with financial support totaling $2 million. The graduation rate among all alumni and current recipients is 93 percent.
Around the same time Nuez was receiving his scholarship, another JGAA member – Madeline Adam – earned the Alta Mesa – Linda Gray Scholarship, presented by Bob Gray in honor of his late wife, Linda, both longtime members at Alta Mesa Golf Club. The Hamilton High graduate is set to attend the University of Hartford as a member of Hawks Women’s Golf.
Adam entered her first JGAA tournament in 2013 in the Girls 10 and Under division, and since then racked up eight first-place, five second-place and four third-place finishes in 94 events entered.
“Congratulations to both,” said Scott McNevin, executive director of the JGAA. “These two really are great examples of the student athlete, who juggle challenges on two fronts. I can’t think of two more deserving people.”