Seniors Awarded NTPGA Scholarships

Golfers from Jesuit and St. Mark’s are among the recipients of a record batch of scholarships from the Northern Texas PGA Foundation.

Gordon Schmerbeck, who represented Jesuit at the Class 6A state tournament this spring, earned the Holly & Doug Brooks Family Foundation Scholarship. He will attend the University of Richmond with a planned major in chemistry.

Tristan Doan from St. Mark’s is the recipient of this year’s Mac Spikes PGA Tour Member Scholarship. He is heading to the University of Virginia to study mathematics and physics.

Thomas Jefferson High School classmates Jovany Vences and Geohvanny Vargas are each awardees of Jordan Spieth Family Foundation scholarships. Vences plans to study engineering at Texas A&M, while Vargas intends to study mathematics at the University of North Texas.

Additionally, two seniors — Luke Jun of Trinity Christian and Kohlton Mathis of Haslet Eaton — were given the Scottie Scheffler Scholarship, named after the former Highland Park standout.

In total, the foundation awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships to 54 high school seniors this year, based on a combination of financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

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