Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation awards student-athletes across Canada $30,000 in grants

    Foundation a Tribute to Last Canadian to Win the Canadian Open
    MONTREAL, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation
announced today that it has awarded 30,000 dollars in grants. Twenty four
student-athletes from across Canada will be given the chance to reach their
full potential, not only in golf, but in life. "We are taking a leadership
role in assisting Canada's next generation of golfers pursue their dreams,"
said Ted Fletcher, Foundation trustee and son of the late Pat Fletcher.
    Application for the Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation is open to any
Canadian student who is pursuing a post secondary education and is in need of
financial assistance. Candidates should show an interest and an ability to
golf. Dedication to their studies and community involvement will be taken into
consideration. Bursaries of up to $3,000 per year are awarded to be put
towards tuition, books, room and board.
    "Without the support of the Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation, I would
not have been able to play university golf and receive a top notch education,"
said Jake Moffatt, 2006-2009 award recipient. "I owe a debt of gratitude to
the Foundation. It has given me the tools I need to build a better future."
    Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded over $275,000 in scholarships and
is pleased to be making a difference in the lives of so many deserving
Canadian students. "By supporting these students, we are making the best
investment we can in the future - helping to develop the leaders of tomorrow",
Fletcher says. "I know that my father would be extremely proud".
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    About the Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation

    A charitable foundation established in 1985 as a tribute to Pat
Fletcher's accomplishments. The objective of the Foundation is to provide
educational scholarships at the post secondary level to Canadians who show
ability as golfers. The first scholarship was awarded in 1988 and the
Foundation continues to thrive today. The Foundation is proud to have awarded
over $275,000 in scholarships to Canadian students from every province in the
country. The Foundation is a non-profit, federally-licensed organization duly
accredited for income tax purposes. The registration number is 0716787-25-08.

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