The Birmingham Country Club Scholarship Trust is an educational fund established by the Members of Birmingham Country Club to assist deserving Birmingham Country Club caddies and employees with their higher education costs.


The Trust provides annual awards of up to $2,000 each to employees and caddies. The Trust was founded in 1993 as a way to express our gratitude to the Club’s staff for their service by supporting their pursuit of higher education. In 2011, the Trustees established the Des Crowley Memorial Scholarship, in memory of BCC’s longtime golf services manager and caddie master. This $3,000 scholarship is earmarked for caddies and golf services staff only who are exemplary contributors to the BCC Golf Experience in tribute to Des and the standards he set for his staff. The Trust is funded by Member contributions and investment gains. It stands as a self-perpetuating trust but contributions are needed to ensure its growth.


To be eligible for the Birmingham Country Club Scholarship the following qualifications must be met:

  • Must have completed your senior year in high school
  • Must have a 3.0 or better grade point average in high school, or your last semester in college
  • Must be an employee of Birmingham Country Club with a minimum of 300 hours service or a minimum of 75 loops (or a combination of hours worked and loops caddied – 1 loop is equivalent of 4 hours service).
  • Must have some financial need

Because it is funded by member contributions and investment gains only we count on our Members  to insure its growth.  Gary and Kim Zavislak serve as Member Chairpersons for this very worthy charity.  If you have questions please feel free to contact them:

Gary Zavislak – 
Mobile – 586-321-6424

Kim Zavislak –
Mobile – 248-761-5195

2018 Birmingham Country Club Scholarship Recipients

Alexa Gazda - Food & Beverage Dept.

Krista Gazda - Food & Beverage Dept.

Philip Henricks - Golf Services

Claire Salviati- Snack Bar

Anthony Kmiecik - Golf Services


Jacob Baker- Golf Services


Matthew Bachland- Golf Course

Previous BCC Scholarship Trust Recipients:

 2017 Alexa Gazda- Snack Bar Krista Gazda- Snack Bar
  Phillip Henricks- Golf Services Tony Kmiecik- Golf Services
  Justin Trupiano- Food & Beverage
2016 Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage Alexa Gazda -Food & Beverage
2015 Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage Jeff Baker – Food & Beverage
2014 Evan Daykin – Caddie Anthony Kmiecik – Golf Services
  Tyler McLeod – Greens & Grounds Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage
  Erik Grinbergs – Clubhouse
2013 Cody Cochran – Golf Services Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Shop
  Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage
  Tyler McLeod – Greens & Grounds
 2012 Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage  Eric Grinbergs –  Clubhouse
   Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Shop  Philip Swantek – Golf Services
   Kevin Potter – Food & Beverage  Tommy Wydra – Caddie
   Ryan Taggert – Golf Services  Holly Vondra – Food & Beverage
2011   Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage  Philip Swantek – Golf Services
   Molly McAuliffe – Food & Beverage  Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage
   Michael Muller – Caddie  Amelie Watt – Greens & Grounds
   Edward Adams – Caddie
 2010  Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Services  Philip Swantek – Golf Services
  Molly McAuliffe – Food & Beverage Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage
  Amelie Watt – Greens & Grounds Erik Anderson – Greens & Grounds
  Sara Reed – Greens & Grounds Kevin Clark – Caddie/Golf Services