IWA golfer receives LGPA scholarship

Published 4:49 pm Friday, July 12, 2019


The LPGA Foundation, on July 2, announced that 2019 Isle of Wight Academy graduate Sydney Grimes was one of 30 high school graduates selected to receive this year’s Marilynn Smith Scholarship.

Sydney Grimes

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, named for one of the LPGA’s 13 founding members, is awarded to female high school seniors who have played golf at the high school level, and plan to play golf at an accredited college or university in the United States. Each of the 2019 recipients will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Grimes, during her time at IWA, was an active member of the French Honor Society, the National Honor Society and the Key Club. Co-captain of her school’s golf team from 2015-2018, she was named most valuable player in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and earned the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award on the girls’ varsity basketball team from 2015-2017.

Grimes plans to attend Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina this fall, and play on their college golf team. Her long-term goal is to become a sports commentator on the Golf Channel.

According to the LPGA, each candidate selected for the scholarship award has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership skills and active involvement and service to her community, while also fulfilling the specific requirements for each scholarship award.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association is a women’s professional sports association founded in 1950, and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The LGPA Foundation was established in 1991 and is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that supports junior golf programs, scholarships and financial assistance programs for women and young ladies.