Over the past 35 years, the SMACNA College of Fellows has conducted a golf outing in conjunction with the SMACNA convention to raise money to support the College of Fellows Scholarship Program. The 2023 event at the upcoming Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, offers several opportunities for sponsors to support this critical effort.
A listing of sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
SMACNA College of Fellows Scholarship Program identifies and recognizes academically talented youth and potential future leaders within the SMACNA extended family. It allows them to further their education and develop their talents as future leaders and positive contributors to society.
Each year the College awards several four-year scholarships to students who are either SMACNA contractors, employees of SMACNA contractors, SMACNA Fellows, SMACNA associate members, local chapter or National SMACNA staff, or members of the families of any of these groups. In 2016 the College began incrementally increasing the amount of these scholarships from $3,000 to $4,000 a year. The College was able to accomplish this primarily because of the success of the golf outing. That success is due in great measure to the support of our convention golf outing sponsors helping us to defray costs and maximize the amount we can provide to these talented young people.
The continued success of the outing will provide revenue, enabling the College to either increase the number of scholarships awarded each year or the annual dollar value of the scholarships. This is not possible without the continued support of our sponsors.