Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

LEARN - TGA Foundation Programs

LEARN - TGA Foundation Programs

The TGA Foundation helps golfer LEARN more than golf.

'Nez Muhleman / Doris Kallina Scholarship
John Semander Family Scholarship
Winners' Program

LEARN programs provide funding for college education helps recipient acquire the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career of their dreams.  While many junior golfers aspire to "full-ride" college golf scholarships, not many of these are awarded, and not all golfers have the skills required to earn one.  However, having a true love of the game is what is required to apply for a college scholarship programs through the TGA Foundation.  We believe that making a connection with golf at each stage of a person's life will maintain engagement with the game throughout their lifetime and grow the game in our state.

'Nez Muhleman / Doris Kallina Scholarship

The 'Nez Muhleman and Doris Kallina scholarships were established in 2008 by the Women's Texas Golf Association.  With the merger of the WTGA and TGA in 2014, the scholarship program is now administered by the TGA Foundation through a fund used exclusively to promote women's initiatives.

The scholarship program honors the legacies and contribution of Muhleman and Kallina by providing funds for higher education for girls with a high school golf background and academic excellence.  Investing in the education of young girls helps to create future leaders in our communities.

  • 2015-2018 Scholarship recipient:  Rakeshia Wines (Richardson), Stephen F. Austin University
  • 2014 Scholarship recipients:  Brielle Richardson (Frisco), Camille Nasardeen (Allen)
  • 2013 Scholarship recipients:  Elise Pope (Longview), Mary McCreight (Yantis)
  • 2012 Scholarship recipients:  Gabriella Rangel (Seguin), Emily Champagne (San Angelo)
  • 2011 Scholarship recipients:  Alex Neal (Baird), Elena Thomas (Wacahachie)
  • 2010 Scholarship recipients:  Michelle Hartenstein (Austin)
  • 2009 Scholarship recipients:  Andrea Brenckman (Willis), Naima Rivas (Grapevine)
  • 2008 Scholarship recipients:  Elizabeth Stewart (Mission), Chelsea Clement (Lone Oak)
“This really means a lot to me,” Wines said. “Just knowing there were several other girls who could have received this scholarship, but they picked me; it’s very heart-warming. The scholarship will help me relax. I won’t have to worry about the money, so I can focus on my schoolwork.”  Rakeshia Wines, 2015 Scholarship recipient


Click here for complete information about the 'Nez Muhleman / Doris Kallina Scholarship
The Muhleman / Kalina scholarship will next be awarded in March 2019.  Applications will open in January 2019.

Click here to make a contribution to the Women's Initiatives Restricted Fund


John Semander Family Scholarship

The John Semander Family Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to support and encourage golfers who are seeking higher education.  The scholarship recipients shall exemplify academic proficiency and illustrate a connection to the game of golf.
  • 2018 Scholarship Recipient:  Bryn Arnold, Texas Tech University
The qualities I have learned from playing golf will serve me well in my college career. Responsibility, honesty, leadership and determination will benefit me as I strive to achieve my academic goals.  Bryn Arnold, 2018 Scholarship recipient

Winners Program

The Winners' Program encourages participants in selected LPGA/USGA Girls Golf sites to excel not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom.  Participants are encouraged to turn in their report cards over the course of the year.  Students returning report cards with a least a "B" average are eligible for an end of the year drawing for an iPad!
  • 2017 iPad winners:  Jessica Chapman (Longview), Victoria Baker (San Antonio), Madison Tran (Dallas), Victoria Hernandez (Austin), Hannah Antunes (Waco), Jannel Calixterio (Houston) 
Click here for complete information about the Winners Program

Click here to make a contribution to the Women's Initiatives Restricted Fund
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