METAIRIE, La. –Mallory Jennings has earned a $2,000 PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship to assist with college education costs for the second year in a row. Each year, The PGA of America awards these scholarships to children and grandchildren of PGA members in recognition of their exemplary academic and extracurricular efforts.
“It is a great honor for Mallory to receive this scholarship again,” said Jeff Jennings, Mallory’s father and PGA Director of Instruction at Better Golf Academy For Kids in Hattiesburg. “This kid works harder than anyone I’ve seen. She’s in advanced classes and ended her freshman year with a 4.0. We’re very proud of her.”
Jennings is a graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg and will soon be entering her sophomore year at the University of Southern Mississippi majoring in mathematics. She serves as drum major in the University band and is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Jennings is currently studying abroad in England and will soon return to begin band camp in August before classes commence for the semester.
The PGA Scholarship is an academic-based scholarship that is offered to graduating high school seniors or college students not yet in their senior year. For college students, the recipients are selected based on their cumulative GPA, which must be at least a 3.4, their most recently completed semester or quarter GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities.