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Brian Finnigan Memorial Fund Bursary


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The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association administers the "Brian Finnigan Memorial Bursary Fund". Brian Finnigan was a Golf Superintendent at the Furry Creek Golf Club who passed away in the spring of 2000 at the young age of 41. Donations were sent to the Finnigan family and the Furry Creek Golf Club. The family felt the best use of these funds would be to start a memorial fund in Brian's name to assist people in the golf maintenance industry in British Columbia to further their education.

Application Prerequisites:

  1. Applicant's Superintendent must be a member in good standing in the BCGSA
  2. Applicant must be a member of the BCGSA
  3. Applicant must be residing in British Columbia
  4. Applicant must have a minimum of two seasons of employment on a golf course
  5. Applicant must have proof of enrollment in a qualified turfgrass institution
  6. Applicant must have a report from your current Superintendent
  7. Please Submit a Photo with Application for Publication Purposes


This scholarship is open to all BCGSA members, including anyone who is taking continuing education courses that enhance your position in the golf course industry.

Application Deadline Date is October 15th

Application Form to Print Out

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Interior Chapter Scholarship


The Interior Chapter of the British Columbia Golf Superintendents Associaton funds a scholarship program that is open to horticulture, mechanic and turfgrass students alike. The amount of the scholarship ranges from $250 to $1000 per year.

The criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

  1. The applicant must be enrolled as a full time student; and
  2. He or she must be employed at a golf course based in the Interior (Okanagan Valley) when not attending school
If any students are interested in applying for this scholarship, contact the Interior Region for an application form to the attention of:

Jeff Bennett
Scholarship Committee Chairman
Mable Lake Golf & Country Club
3445 Mabel Lake Road
Enderby, B.C.
V0E 1V5

Fax: (250) 838-0821

Email: jcbenny@shaw.ca

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Kootenay Chapter Scholarship


As associates of the B.C.G.S.A. (Kootenay Chapter) we realize the importance of education. Through our own experiences we have learnt that determination, combined with a quality education will allow you the opportunity to attain your goal of becoming a respected member of the work force.

Our association has identified a financial need in regards to education and is committed to helping our members, their employees, and our memberís immediate families. The costs associated with obtaining a degree or diploma in todayís educational institutions have become substantial. Due to these rising financial responsibility the B.C.G.S.A. Kootenay Chapter have tabled and passed a motion to set up an educational scholarship. This scholarship is available to any eligible recipient allowing them the capability to pursue their careers and ultimate goals.

We are offering an annual scholarship of $1000.00 or two $500.00 awards. (to be determined once all applications are reviewed) The fund will be awarded to the person, or persons, that shows a financial need, dedication, and the drive required to become successful in their chosen field. The scholarship is open to any vocation enabling all eligible recipients the opportunity to benefit from the fund.

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