(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation will be holding its 21st Annual Golf Classic this September. The event helps the foundation raise money to cover administrative costs so all of the funds generated through their endowment goes directly to student scholarships.
Board member Steve Vessey explained the scholarship selection process for us recently on WBEV’s Community Comment. He says applications are reviewed and scored based on need as well as academic achievement. The applications are sent to an outside organization that matches the applications up to the proper scholarship, which Vessey notes is an unbiased process.
Since the start of the Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation, the group has awarded scholarships to over 600 students, with $190,000 being awarded to 28 students last year alone. Vessey says the only major qualifier to apply for the scholarship is that you must live within the Beaver Dam School District. He adds that students do not need to be enrolled at the school to apply as Wayland Academy students and those who open enroll to other districts are also eligible.
Entry into the golf classic includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a hole-in-one event, a chicken fling, access to silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle as well as a provided lunch and dinner. The 21st Annual Golf Classic is on September 9, with sign in at 11am with a shotgun start at noon. Those interested in sponsoring the event, or looking to register, can find more by visiting the Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation web page at www.beaverdamscholarships.org.