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Area Students Receive $44,500 in Scholarship Awards

Frankfort – The Community Foundation and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Crystal Downs Country Club launched a new partnership this year, together awarding $44,500 in scholarships to area students.

“Our partnership with the Community Foundation continues a 14-year tradition of the Women’s Auxiliary to offer scholarships to Crystal Downs’ employees or children of employees,” said Amy Schindler, Women’s Auxiliary scholarship committee chair. “We are committed to supporting these individuals as they further their education.”

Partnering with the Community Foundation provided a new charitable giving opportunity for Crystal Downs members and created two scholarships from which the awards were made this year: the Women’s Auxiliary of the CDCC Scholarship and the Dr. Roy Vomastek Memorial Scholarship Endowment.

“These scholarship awards represent the generosity of people in our communities, their passion to create new ways to give back, and the ways in which the Community Foundation serves to match that donor passion with purpose,” said Alison Metiva, Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Programs. “Our staff is experienced at helping facilitate the process to make it as easy as possible for donors to create a lasting impact in our region in the areas that are important to them.”

The Women's Auxiliary of Crystal Downs Country Club Scholarship provides financial assistance to students in need who have worked for or whose parents have worked for the CDCC. The Community Foundation awarded $43,000 from this fund to 19 students: Parker Berden, Brittanie Bower, Nolan Clement, Joe Coates, Leah Dankert, Evan Hammon, Gabriel Johnson, Hunter Kehoe, Taylor Kehoe, Griffin Kelly, Melissa Lotzar, Jacob Martin, Jordyn Moreno, Matthew Orwig, Katy Ott, Nolan Ott, Tristan Rogers, Bennett Schmitt, and Adam Tull.

All of the scholarships were awarded at a dinner hosted by the Women's Auxiliary at the Crystal Downs Country Club on Tuesday, July 24th. 

The Dr. Roy Vomastek Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created as a memorial for Dr. Vomastek, who died in September 2017. The scholarship honors Dr. Vomastek’s love of the game of golf and the lessons it brings to life, as well as his love of Crystal Downs and the people who work and play there. The inaugural recipients of this scholarship are Matthew Orwig, Tristan Rogers, and Taylor Kehoe.

The three Vomastek scholarship recipients alongside Brian Mulvaney, Fred Muller, and Dr. Ed Vomastek. Brian co-authored a book about Roy Vomastek, Fred is the head golf pro at CDCC, and Ed is Roy Vomastek’s son.

For more information on Community Foundation scholarships, visit www.gtrcf.org/scholarships/.

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