Bennett-Maples Scholarship

The Carolinas GCSA is calling for applications for the 2021 Bennett-Maples Scholarships. The scholarship program provides financial support for the college education of children and grandchildren of qualifying Carolinas GCSA superintendent and assistant superintendent members. In 2020, 22 successful applicants, the most in the history of the program, each received grants of $1,000. They were chosen from a record 32 applications. 

“The program has grown and grown in terms of both participation and giving,” Carolinas GCSA executive director Tim Kreger says. “It is now a very competitive program which is a credit to the next generation, and to their parents and grandparents, those people who are our members.” Partly for that reason, the scholarship committee is refining some application criteria. The application deadline remains May 1 but now applications must be received by email, in complete form, by 5 PM EST that day.  Applications received after 5 PM EST on May 1st WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   Be sure to review the last page of the application for guidelines on submitting your packet. 

“Obviously, there is a lot of work entailed in processing the applications,” Kreger says. “To be fair to all concerned, we now ask that everyone submit their complete application package by the new deadline. In the past, we tried to be as accommodating as we could, but the sheer volume of applications means we can no longer accept applications delivered in stages. Only applications delivered in complete form will be considered.”

To be eligible, one or more of the applicant’s parents or grandparents, who is the applicant’s legal guardian, must be an active Class A, B, C, A-retired, B-retired, or AA current member of the Carolinas GCSA.

The Bennett-Maples Scholarship honors Grant Bennett and Henson Maples, who helped found the Carolinas GCSA at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, NC in 1954.

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2021 Bennett-Maples Scholarship Application

Biography on Bennett and Maples 

Bennett Maples Scholarship Standard Operating Procedure