University of Central Oklahoma College of Business student Kaylee Neff recently was awarded an $8,000 scholarship under the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2018-19 academic school year. Neff, a junior PGA golf management major from Mustang, Oklahoma, was one of five students nationally to receive the scholarship.

The scholarship is designed to improve the recruitment and retention of talented and driven individuals from diverse backgrounds pursuing PGA Membership through PGA Golf Management University Programs nationwide.

“We are delighted to announce the 2018-19 PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program winners,” said PGA President Paul Levy.

“Each of these five students represents the bright future of the golf industry, and we’re excited that they are pursuing a career within the game as a PGA professional.”

Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors and work experience; a statement of goals and aspirations; unusual personal or family circumstances; an outside appraisal; demonstrated active participation in the game of golf; and playing ability.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in PGA Golf Management at Central is one of only 18 programs accredited by the PGA of America. This program consists of two major components, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in PGA Golf Management and the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program.