Alabama Golf Association Announces Its 2023 AGA College Scholarship Recipients

Anne Reaves Skinner (Left) and Quincy Leonard (Right), 2023 AGA College Scholarship Recipients

HOOVER, AL (May 16, 2023)  – Alabama Golf Association (AGA) recently announced its 2023 AGA Scholarship recipients, awarding two graduating seniors with $20,000 each toward their higher education goals.    
Anne Reaves Skinner and Quincy Leonard, incoming first-year students at Samford University and Florida A&M University, are this year's AGA Scholarship recipients. Each candidate is selected based on academic merit, community involvement and a demonstrated interest in golf.    
"It really means a lot when I’m going to college this year knowing that I have people supporting me and I just really appreciate the scholarship," said Leonard when asked about the impact of the scholarship. 
Leonard, the first male recipient of the AGA College Scholarship, will be attending Florida A&M University to study computer science. He will also continue his golf career on the Florida A&M men’s golf team, in hopes to one day become a professional golfer. 
Effective in 2022, the AGA Women’s Scholarship, now called the AGA College Scholarship, is open to both male and female applicants. Started in 1993 by the Women’s Alabama Golf Association (WAGA), and later transitioned to oversight by the Alabama Golf Association with the merger in 2010, the program has provided over $410,000 in scholarships to young golfers. Since 1993, the program has supported 28 students across Alabama in their pursuit of post-secondary degrees.    
"This scholarship means to me that AGA believes in me and invests in me. I hope to invest back in the future,” said Anne Reaves Skinner when asked what receiving the 2023 AGA College Scholarship meant to her.  
Skinner will be attending Samford University in the fall where she will study sports marketing and analytics, one of Samford’s top programs. Skinner will also be a member of the Women’s Golf team where she will be competing at the Division I level in the Southern Conference.  
The purpose of the AGA College Scholarship fund is to provide financial assistance to young golfers to support their successes in higher education. Selected students will receive $2,500 per semester for eight consecutive semesters toward their academic aspirations.  
 The program is funded through golf tournaments, fundraisers, and individual and club donations. Visit the Alabama Golf Foundation page to learn more about how you can donate today and support golfers in higher education.   
The AGA Scholarship fund currently supports six students, in addition to this year's recipients.   
Visit the AGA College Scholarship page for more information about the funding goals, recipients and upcoming opportunities.    
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of 120 member clubs represented by over 25,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.  
AGA is the USGA’s Allied Golf Association for golf in Alabama delivering core services such as conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating, and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and inside the ropes operations for the SEC Men’s Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the Alabama Golf Foundation that provides college scholarships, supports growth in the game initiatives such as Youth on Course Alabama and Junior Golf Alabama along with investing in turfgrass research through the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.  
Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.  
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