The William C. Campbell Scholarship is for West Virginia high school seniors who are graduating and going to college. Since its inception, nearly $100,000 has been awarded to more than 80 recipients. Each year the West Virginia Golf Association, awards this scholarship based on the student’s merit and exemplifies exceptional quality in their involvement, not only in the game of golf, but their community. The scholarship, named after Mr. Campbell, continues to live on through his legacy of what it means to be a true lady and gentleman. For more information on the William C. Campbell Scholarship, visit the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation Web site to apply for this scholarship at www.tgkvf.org. Deadline to apply is early January.
Mary Roush, Wahama High School
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The William C. Campbell Scholarship was established in 1999 by the West Virginia Golf Association.
Formed in the honor of Mr. Campbell for his international accomplishments as an amateur golfer and volunteer. Mr. Campbell is one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game. His winning record includes the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur, three titles on the West Virginia Open, as well as 15 West Virginia Amateur titles. Campbell was also a runner-up in both the U.S. Senior Open and British Amateur. He has been a member of eight Walker Cup teams, where he was undefeated in eight singles matches (7-0-1).
As an ambassador and volunteer to the game, Mr. Campbell was the only person to serve as both President of the United States Golf Association and Captain of the Royal & Ancient Club at St. Andrews, the two primary governing bodies of golf in the world. In 1990, Campbell was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame; and in 2009, was inducted into the inaugural class of the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame. Mr. Campbell passed away August 30, 2013 but his legend will not be forgotten.
William C. Campbell Scholarships are awarded each year to graduating students based on their merit and involvement in the game of golf. This year’s recipients will be awarded at their respective schools’ Awards Ceremony. The 2019 Campbell Scholarship deadline will be in January of next year; applications can be found at www.tgkvf.org. For additional information on the Campbell Scholarship, visit www.wvga.org.