The Connor/Spafford Scholarship
$7,500 (Two Available)
Deadline for application is June 30
For university or college students in Canada or abroad. Preference for Canadian citizens born or residing in Atlantic Canada with overall preference for those born or residing in Nova Scotia.
About Elizabeth (Lib) Connor had a remarkable golfing career that extended over 50 years. She was the Maritime Champion twice; placed second in the Nova Scotia Championship five times, winning the Nova Scotia Crown in 1950. She represented Nova Scotia on provincial and maritime teams at the Canadian Ladies Golf Championship 19 times and was elected to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1993.
Harold (Hal) Connor had a distinguished business career and also distinguished himself as a golfer and golf administrator. He won the Ashburn Golf Club Championship in 1935 and served as President of the club in 1958. Hal Connor was instrumental in acquiring the land for the New Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax.
Barbara and Elliott “Spaff” Spafford, members of Ashburn Golf Club, have been active on the Halifax golf scene for several years. During World War II, “Spaff” served in the Canadian military and fought with distinction in the battles to liberate France, Belgium and Holland. Following the war, he served in the Halifax militia and developed a successful career in investment business in Halifax.
To assist promising Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada men and women who elect to obtain a degree and participate in the golf program at a university/college, the Connor and Spafford families have made a generous donation to Golf Canada Foundation in establishing an endowment fund to award two annual Connor/Spafford Scholarships.
Value & Availability
- Two Scholarships Available
We encourage you to apply for a Connor/Spafford Scholarship if you are a Canadian citizen born or residing in Atlantic Canada (preference will be given to applicants born or resident of Nova Scotia), and meet either requirement from Column A and all requirements of Column B:
A minimum average of 70% in the last two years of high school/CÉGEP and have graduated (minimum Grade 12) or will graduate by June 2018;
Successfully completed at least one full year in a post-secondary degree program and achieved a minimum average of 70% in EACH year of the program;
Been accepted at a college or university, and have been named, or will be named, to the institution’s golf team. (NOTE: preference will be given to scholarship applicants who have been accepted to a college or university in Canada with a Golf Canada Foundation recognized golf program);
Successful experience in competitive golf at a regional, provincial or national level prior to application.
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