(RELEASE) - The Ron Balicki Scholarship for aspiring golf journalists is dedicated to the memory of Ron Balicki for his lifelong commitment to covering the game of golf.
A 2010 inductee into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, Balicki covered every NCAA Championship dating back to 1985 and every GCAA National Convention since its inception until 2013, when the cancer that claimed his life prevented him from traveling. Dubbed "Wrong Ron" for his propensity to incorrectly pick the winner of the NCAA Championships and playfully teased for his uncanny ability to bring the rain with him to events he covered, Balicki was truly fond of the sport and people he covered and was loved back by the players, coaches and everyone involved with college golf. Truly one of the kindest men one could ever meet, Ron is greatly missed.
The first Ron Balicki Scholarship will be awarded for the spring 2018 semester; a $2,500 grant will be awarded to a deserving student. Beginning for the 2018-19 academic year, $5,000 will be awarded. Any college/university student at the undergraduate or graduate level or high school journalist may apply for consideration.
Follow this link for the nomination form: http://collegiategolf.com/misc/ron-balicki-scholarship-2579.html