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Second scholarship available to high school golfers in memory of late North Forsyth student

POSTED: February 21, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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Applications for a second annual scholarship open to high school golfers are open, and the process will once again honor an aspiring golfer and freshman at North Forsyth High School who was killed in a car crash in 2014.

The $5,000 Joe Dumphy Memorial Gold Scholarship will be awarded to a student who exemplifies the teen’s athleticism, spirit and character “on and off the course and in and out of the classroom,” said Deb Dumphy, his mother and organizer of the program.

Dumphy was on his way back from practicing at the Chestatee Golf Club when their car collided with another, killing his 78-year-old grandfather and injuring his grandmother. The 15-year-old passed away from injuries he sustained in the crash.

Deb and her husband, Charley, created the scholarship with community donations they received while and after their son was in the hospital.

“We want to reward kids who have the same drive and dedication he had,” Charley Dumphy previously said. “He played 12 hours a day and just loved it.”

To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. They will be interviewed and must submit letters of recommendation.

The nonprofit’s board of director, who will choose the scholarship recipient, will go to watch applicants play golf and see how he or she acts on the course.

West Forsyth High School's Drew Ridings won last year's inaugural scholarship.


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