Three Methodist University students are in the national spotlight after receiving an impressive scholarship.
PGA Reach, a PGA of America non-profit, recently announced MU sophomore Natalie Brosig (Erie, Pa.), sophomore Jamie Rush (Canonsburg, Pa.), and junior Ingrid Steingrimsen (Norway) were three out of 17 recipients for its PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship. The $8,000 scholarships are dedicated to talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds who are currently in one of the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management programs in the nation.
“Being the only NCAA Division III university to offer the PGA Golf Management program creates unique opportunities for Methodist University and these three students,” said Bob Bruns, director of MU’s PGA Golf Management program. “All of these students are unique, but also share a love for golf and a drive to be successful on the course and in the classroom. They continue to be leaders in many different facets of our teams and within the program from operating the golf shop to excelling in internships to captaining the women’s golf team while being great students.”
Methodist University’s PGA Golf Management program has been accredited by the PGA of America since 1999 and has been a leader in producing college-educated PGA professionals who want to pursue a career in the golf business. The program prides itself on having the largest PGA staff with eight PGA professionals and boasts an impressive 18-hole, on-campus golf course known as “Downback.”
“Receiving this scholarship is such an honor. It’s a testament to our hard work and perseverance,” said Brosig. “These funds allow me to fully focus on my education and my game rather than getting a job to pay for college. In the long run, I know this extra dedication will pay off greatly as this will allow me to become the best player and professional I can be.”