Thursday, August 25, 2011

Girls Go Golfing Alumnus Wins National Scholarship

Jennifer Smith of Readington Township is one of 10 high school seniors throughout the country chosen to receive a $10,000 Marilyn Smith Scholarship.
The Hunterdon Central senior was a four-year member of the girls' varsity golf team and graduated in June with a 4.10 GPA. Smith will attend Elon University in Elon, N.C., where she plans to major in international business.
She was member of her high school state champion golf team, winning unprecedented back-to-back state team titles in 2009 and 2010. Smith was a co-captain of the golf team during her senior year and was part of the team that posted 44 straight wins. She was also vice president of her class council, a peer mediator, and a member of the French Honor Society as well as the National Honor Society. She spent six years practicing Tae Kwon Do and has a second-degree black belt. Smith also helped to fundraise for 2 Big Hearts and the Flemington Food Pantry.
The Marilynn Smith Scholarship – named in honor of one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members – is awarded to 10 high school seniors who plan to play collegiate golf while pursuing a college degree. This year marks the first time that 10 Marilynn Smith Scholarships have been awarded. The number of recipients was doubled thanks to a $200,000 donation by Vivian Bucknam, who was a longtime friend of Smith and who passed away this year at the age of 92.

LPGA scholarships information page

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