WPGA Scholarship Fund Named Scholars Program

Over the last ten, the Scholarship Committee introduced three scholarships named after prominent members of the local golf community. One scholarship has been in place since 1959. Each scholarship is a one-year award.

The Fred Brand, Jr. Scholarship has been established by the committee to honor the commitment and contributions that Mr. Brand made to the establishment and growth of the WPGA Scholarship Fund. Mr. Brand was one of the founding members of both the Scholarship and Caddie Welfare Committees while involved with the WPGA, a long time supporter of the program, and was an alumnus of Pennsylvania State University . In 1997, Mr. Brand was awarded the Bob Jones Award by the United States Golf Association. The award is presented annually in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

The Stan Wiel Scholarship has been endowed by Chartiers Country Club to honor the club’s long time Golf Professional who was committed to its caddie program and his profession. The scholarship is funded by the proceeds from the club’s annual Stan Wiel Memorial Pro-Am held at Chartiers each year. Many employees of Mr. Wiel have since gone on to successful careers in the golf industry, with a good number becoming golf professionals.

The James Malone, Jr. Scholarship has been endowed by the late Mr. Malone’s son, James Malone, III, to honor his father. Mr. Malone, Jr. was a member of the Pittsburgh Field Club and served as Allegheny County District Attorney. He also served as President of the Pennsylvania Manufactures Association for many years.

The C.K. Robinson Scholarship was established in Mr. Robinson’s will of 1959 to provide tuition assistance to caddies who were undergraduates preparing to enter medical school in Pennsylvania . Mr. Robinson was committed to both the Scholarship and the Caddie Welfare Committees while serving as an Executive Committee member of the Association, and was instrumental in the establishment and perpetuation of both committees.