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Jo Bob Hille
First Tee Scholarship

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Jo Bob Hille First Tee Scholarship Program

This scholarship was established in 2007 by the Hille Foundation and in partnership with the First Tee of Tulsa to provide an opportunity of a college education to graduating high school senior First Tee of Tulsa participants. Awards of up to $10,000 per student per year for four years are distributed for use towards a degree from an accredited college or university within the state of Oklahoma.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, Applicants must be students who actively participate in the First Tee of Tulsa programs, maintain a high school grade point average of 2.0 or above and demonstrate strong leadership abilities. The scholarship selection committee will also consider the Applicant’s financial need.

For more detailed information regarding the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, including deadlines, application requests and requirements of the scholarship, please contact the First Tee of Tulsa.

(918) 591-4168 or www.firstteetulsa.org

2016 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Navid Majidi

Navid graduated from Union High School with a 4.9 GPA. He will attend Northeastern State University in the Fall and will join the varsity golf team while pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Navid has been involved with the First Tee of Tulsa since 2006 where he obtained Ace Level and represented the First Tee Tulsa at the Pebble Beach Open in 2015.

Melody Sanches

Melody graduated from Epic Charter High school in Tulsa with a 4.07 GPA. She will attend Oral Roberts University in the Fall where she will pursue her degree in Pre-Medicine. Melody has been involved with the First Tee of Tulsa since 2008 where she obtained Ace Level and eagerly volunteered and participated in numerous community service projects.

Past Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship Recipients

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Garrett Powders

Garrett was the initial recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He was awarded the scholarship in 2008. Garrett graduated from Rogers State University in December 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Communications. Garrett worked at the Rogers State University radio station while attending college and upon graduation became employed at News Channel 6. He currently works in the newsroom as a web content producer.

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Bradley Kershaw

Recipient of the 2010 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Brad began playing golf at the age of 13. He joined The First Tee of Tulsa in 2003, being named Mentor of the Year in 2008 and Leader of the Year in 2009. He served as a mentor from 2005 to 2010 and is an Ace graduate. He also represented The First Tee of Tulsa in the Wal-Mart First Tee Pebble Beach Open in 2009. While in high school, he was the captain of Owasso’s golf team his junior and senior years and played on the varsity team for three years in high school. Brad says, “The First Tee taught me that goals are met through hard work, perseverance and dedication to purpose.”

Brad graduated Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University in May 2014 with a B.S. degree in Political Science and a minor in History. He is currently enrolled and pursuing his J.D. at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado.

Austin Crandall

Austin is from Sperry, Oklahoma and began attending The First Tee of Tulsa in the spring of 2005. He was the 2011 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship.

His parents James and Kendria Crandall have supported Austin’s love for the game of golf by bringing him to Mohawk Park on a regular basis before he could drive.

While in high school, he played on the Sperry varsity golf team. Austin completed his studies at Tulsa Community College earning Dean’s Honor Roll status each semester. He is currently enrolled at Southwest Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma pursing a degree in Pharmacy.

Eric Moore

Eric is the 2013 recipient of the Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship. He was born in Tulsa and graduated from Memorial High School. He was a member of the Memorial golf team and has been a member of The First Tee of Tulsa since 2007. Eric represented Tulsa at The First Tee Skills Academy in Manhattan, Kansas, The First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, California, and at the Future Leaders Forum in Orlando, Florida. He is currently a network administration major at Rogers State University.

Terran Johnson

Recipient of the 2014 Jo Bob Hille Memorial Scholarship, Terran is from Tulsa and attended high school at Booker T. Washington. She was part of the International Baccalaureate program. She is currently enrolled at Oral Roberts University where she is pursuing a degree in Health Sciences for Dentistry and Theater.