CUMBERLAND, Maine — Eric Dugas of Pittsfield, Seth Clark of Seal Cove, Hunter Flynn of Presque Isle and Bailey Plourde of Newcastle are among 13 high school seniors who have earned college scholarships from the Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund.
The scholars hail from all across the state and will be awarded $6,000 each over four years to pursue higher education. The MSGA Scholarship Fund was founded in 1950, and to date has awarded more than $1.6 million to deserving Maine students with a passion for the game of golf.
The other scholarship recipients include Corbin Dostie of Augusta, Schuyler Leff of Bethel, Tate Porter of Cumberland, Hunter Richardson of North Monmouth, Andrew St. Peter of Saco and Cameron Stevens of Gorham. St. Peter will receive an additional $1,000 as the Winchenbach Award recipient, given annually to the scholar with the best academic record among all recipients.
Sydney Caron of Gorham will receive the MSGA Golf Recognition Award.
“There have been a lot of people over the years who have helped to make the MSGA Scholarship Fund what it is today — one of the largest scholarships given to Maine students by a non-profit organization,” said Nancy Storey, MSGA Executive Director, in a news release.
“Rock Labbe’s family started the endowment in his memory and since that time we’ve had several golf enthusiasts who have followed their lead. People like Fred Bendtsen, Davis Richardson, Ralph Noel and Tom Kimball have been remembered through memorial contributions,” she added. “But it has been the MSGA players themselves who have contributed the most to the growth of the fund through their participation in events. A part of every dollar raised by the MSGA since 1950 has been dedicated for the Scholarship Fund.”
This year also showcases the inception of the Frank Langlois Scholarship, which pledges to fund two $5,000 scholars, one male and one female, who have shown an active interest in golf. This year’s recipients are Carter Pearl of Newport and Erin Holmes of Cumberland.
“A very special thanks goes out to Frank Langlois for his most generous contribution of $10,000,” said Story. “He’s committed to this scholarship for the next 10 years, as golf holds a very special place in his heart and he remembers his golf roots.”