About

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.

History

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.

Eligibility

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 250 hours service or a minimum of 50 loops (or a combination of hours worked and loops caddied – 1 loop is equivalent to 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 ensure its growth.

Want to get involved? Donate to the Birmingham Country Club Scholarship Trust.

August 3, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Several years ago, the Members of Birmingham Country Club established a scholarship program for our caddies and staff; the BCC Scholarship Trust.  The BCC Scholarship Trust provides as many as eight annual awards of up to $2,000 each to caddies and Club staff who meet the scholarship qualifications. The Trust was founded in 1993 and is our own, private scholarship. It is funded by Member contributions and investment gains.

The Scholarships are awarded annually each August/September to those successful candidates who the Scholarship Trustees believe are the most deserving. The scholarships are awarded primarily in recognition of academic accomplishments, with consideration of length of service, financial need, extracurricular activities, and evidence of personal development.

To be eligible for a Birmingham Country Club Scholarship you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Completed your senior year in high school;
  • with a 3.0 or better grade point average in high school, or in your last semester in college;
  • worked a minimum of 250 hours or a minimum of 50 loops (or a combination of hours worked and loops caddied – 1 loop is the equivalent of 4 hours service);
  • and demonstrate some financial need.

Each Application must also include a supportive letter of recommendation from your department’s manager and a photograph of you.

Scholarships will be paid to the employee and school jointly.  If you believe you qualify for the scholarship, you may obtain an application at the Front Desk of the clubhouse or download from the bhamcc.com website.

The deadline for Scholarship Applications is Friday, August 21st.

Please submit your Scholarship Applications before the deadline to the Administrative Office on the second floor of the clubhouse. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the stated deadline will not be accepted. Should you have any questions, please contact Michelle Emerson or myself.

Sincerely,

Taras Strychar, CCM

General Manager / Chief Operating Officer

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2020 Birmingham Country Club Scholarship Recipients

Philip Henricks – Golf Services
Michigan State University

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Lucas Henricks – Golf Services
Michigan State University

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Anthony Novara – Golf Services
Central Michigan University

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Catrina Bucanan – Food & Beverage
Grand Valley State University

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Taylor Miller – Food Service
Oakland University

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Krista Gazda – Food & Beverage
Grand Valley State University

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Kennedy Carrier – Aquatics
Madonna University

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John Butcher – Golf Services
Michigan State University

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Previous BCC Scholarship Trust Recipients

2019

Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage
Krista Gazda – Food & Beverage
Justin Trupiano – Kitchen
Ian Macdonald – Golf Course

Taylor Miller – Food & Beverage
Zac Cadreau – Golf Services
Anthony Novara – Golf Services
Mathew Bachland – Golf Course

2018

Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage
Phillip Henricks – Golf Services
Anthony Kmiecik – Golf Services
Matthew Bachland – Golf Services

Krista Gazda – Food & Beverage
Claire Salviati – Snack Bar
Jacob Baker – Golf Services

2017

Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage
Phillip Henricks – Golf Services
Justin Trupiano – Food & Beverage

Krista Gazda – Food & Beverage
Tony Kmiecik – Golf Services

2016

Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage

Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage

2015

Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage

Jeff Baker – Food & Beverage

2014

Evan Daykin – Caddie
Tyler McLeod – Greens & Grounds
Erik Grinbergs – Clubhouse

Anthony Kmiecik – Golf Services
Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage

2013

Cody Cochran – Golf Services
Alexa Gazda – Food & Beverage
Tyler McLeod – Greens & Grounds

Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Shop
Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage

2012

Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage
Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Shop
Kevin Potter – Food & Beverage
Ryan Taggert – Golf Services

Eric Grinbergs – Clubhouse
Philip Swantek – Golf Services
Tommy Wydra – Caddie
Holly Vondra – Food & Beverage

2011

Leticia Rutkowski – Food & Beverage
Molly McAuliffe – Food & Beverage
Michael Muller – Caddie
Edward Adams – Caddie

Philip Swantek – Golf Services
Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage
Amelie Watt – Greens & Grounds

2010

Meghan Kmiecik – Golf Services
Molly McAuliffe – Food & Beverage
Amelie Watt – Greens & Grounds
Sara Reed – Greens & Grounds

Philip Swantek – Golf Services
Nicole Arini – Food & Beverage
Erik Anderson – Greens & Grounds
Kevin Clark – Caddie/Golf Services