The William C. Campbell Scholarship is for West Virginia high school seniors who are graduating and going to college. Since its inception, nearly $90,000 has been awarded to more than 80 recipients. Each year the West Virginia Golf Association, in affiliation with the West Virginia Golf Foundation, conducts the Campbell Classic to raise money for the Campbell Scholarship fund. 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. The deadline to apply for the Campbell Scholarship each year is in January.
2016 WILLIAM C. CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Adeena Shears is from Elizabeth, WV and lettered in both golf and academics for all four years of high school at Parkersburg South. She was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club and a Spanish Honor Society Member and was given the Most Outstanding Foreign Languages Award. She finished high school ranked number two in her graduating class.
Shears is a two-time West Virginia Women’s Amateur Champion (2014-2015) as well as a two-time West Virginia Girl’s Junior Amateur Champion. In 2015, she won a USGA qualifier for the U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship, and made it to the round of 32 in Match Play. Of the two PGA Junior Series tournaments she participated in, she was third in one and fourth in the other. Adeena will be attending The Ohio State University with a partial golf scholarship, and will major in molecular genetics.
Dylan Wojcik is from Bethlehem, WV and is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. He will be attending Arizona State University where he will be majoring in Medical Studies with the goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Dylan finished in the top 15% of his class and will graduate Magna Cum Laude. While in High School, he was a member of the National Honor Society, AP Scholar, and four year member of the Drug Free Clubs of America. In addition to golf, he also played basketball and tennis.
Dylan was a 4 time WV State tournament qualifier, helping Wheeling Park High School to 2 State Championships (2013 and 2014) and 2 State runner-up (2012 and 2015). He was the AAA Medalist in 2014 and 2015 and named to the All-State team in 2014 and 2015. In 2012, Dylan was the Top Flite Jr. Tour Player of the Year in the 13-14 age group. He was selected to play in the Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament and the Bubba Conley Tournament and numerous AJGA events in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Alabama, Missouri, Florida and Indiana. Dylan has competed and placed in many Top Flite Junior Tour and now Callaway Junior Tour events. He also qualified for the WV Open Championship.
After graduation, Dylan will be leaving on a medical mission to Honduras to help the medically needy.
The William C. Campbell Scholarship was established in 1997 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 2015 Campbell Scholarship deadline will be in January of next year; applications can be found atwww.tgkvf.org. For additional information on the Campbell Scholarship, visit www.wvga.org.