The United States Blind Golf Association is pleased to offer up to $5,000 in scholarship funding for the school year 2022 / 2023. This scholarship, established by the USBGA, is in memory of George and Edith Pilz. George and Edith were advocates for the advancement of blind and legally blind students. Our goal is to ensure that blind and legally blind students have an equal opportunity to participate and succeed in academic and athletic endeavors. The George and Edith Pilz Memorial Scholarship rewards outstanding high school and college students financial aid to assist with pursuing their career.
These scholarships are available to anyone who is blind or legally blind, as defined by the United States Social Security Administration (Understanding SSI – SSI Eligibility (ssa.gov)). Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA and show documentation of their visual acuity.
The scholarship may be used to attend a community college, vocational school or a four-year college.
Complete the application form and attach two (2) letters of recommendation, documentation of your visual acuity or visual field limitation and an unofficial school transcript. Please contact the Scholarship Committee with any questions you may have.
Scholarship recipients will be announced on (March 15, 2023).
A graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky and is attending the University of Kentucky. Skylar participates in Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, she served as a camp counselor at Leader Dogs for the Blind and was recently elected chair of the Consumer Advisory Council of UK’s Human Development Institute. Skylar worked as social media assistant on the Transportation Initiative, a project supported by the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities last summer. She currently works weekends as a veterinary assistant at an equine hospital in Lexington. Skylar was a participant in the World Equestrian Games in 2010. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and trying new restaurants!