Golf News for Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Others

WCI Communities' Junior Golf Foundation scholarship deadline near

The annual Academic & Athletic Achievement Award scholarship program, now in its 12th year, has awarded nearly $200,000 to deserving high school seniors who exhibit skill, talent and dedication, both on and off the links. Applicants must be a current member of the WCI Communities Junior Golf Foundation, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in a WCI Junior Golf event or similar tour within the last year. Additional consideration is also given to students who demonstrate school involvement, scholastic accomplishment, community service, golf achievement and financial need.

"It is very easy to apply," said Ed Weber, general manager at Raptor Bay Golf Club and a member of the foundation's board of directors since its inception. "A student can go online to and find all the forms and instructions plus a contact number if they have questions."

The scholarship program was launched in 2000 to recognize students committed to the future of golf. "WCI believes in supporting excellence in athletics and the classroom beyond the high school years," said Weber.

Applications will be reviewed by a team and scholarships will be awarded in time to present checks to winners at year-end high school award events. "This may just be the best part of my job," Weber added.

WCI Communities creates amenity-rich, master-planned lifestyle communities, catering to primary, retirement and second-home buyers. The company offers traditional single and multi-family home choices with prices from the mid-$100,000s to just under $1 million. In addition to homebuilding and development, WCI generates revenues from its Prudential Florida Realty business, the second largest residential realty company in Florida; its Wells Fargo-affiliated mortgage services; insurance and title services; and its recreational amenities, as well as through land sales and joint ventures.

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