The Sara Scholarship was established in 2012 as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award, funded through the Henry & Sara Sheehan foundation, is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.
The Sara Scholarship awards $2000 per year to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.
A minimum of eleven $2000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017. The grant is eligible for renewal throughout the applicant’s undergraduate college career up to four years, for a total amount of $8000.