THE MARY ELLEN DRISCOLL SCHOLARSHIP
(awarded by the Golf Canada Foundation)
The Mary Ellen Driscoll Scholarship celebrates a life time of achievement in golf for Mary Ellen Driscoll . Among her many successes on the golf course are the following:
- Won the New Brunswick Junior title six (6) times (1953-1958)
- Winner of the Maritime Junior Championship three (3) times
- Won the New Brunswick Ladies' Amateur twenty-five (25) times
- Won the Nova Scotia Ladies Championship six (6) times
- Won the New Brunswick Senior Ladies Championship twelve (12) times (1988-1996, 1999, 2000)
- Was a member of the New Brunswick Ladies Amateur team forty-one (41) times
- Was the 1965 CLGA Amateur runner-up
- Was the CLGA Senior Amateur runner-up in 1987
Crowning this impressive list of winnings is the fact that she has won her home club, Riverside Country Club's championship twenty-eight (28) times. Furthermore, in recognition of her achievements she was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1987. She has very fondly been dubbed the "Queen of New Brunswick Golf". The city of Saint John has also named her the "Athlete of the 2nd half of the century for Saint John".
The Riverside Country Club also wanted to acknowledge Mary Ellen's outstanding success on the golf course. Therefore on the occasion of her winning the New Brunswick Ladies Amateur Championship for the 25th time, the club incorporated the Mary Ellen Driscoll Scholarship Foundation Inc. Donations have been solicited from members of the club.
The scholarship of $1,000 per year will be awarded to a female golfer from New Brunswick for undergraduate or graduate study at a university of her choice.
Interested applicants should complete the application form, (please use the same application form as for any of the RCGA Scholarships). Indicate on the form that you are applying for the Mary Ellen Driscoll Scholarship.
Applications forms can be found at www.rcga.org/scholarships.
Please forward applications to:
The Golf Canada Foundation
Suite 1-1333 Dorval Drive