This scholarship is awarded in memory of Byron F. “Corky” Knoll, Jr. Corky had a love for the game of golf and an interest in the grounds the game is played on. After serving four years in the Army, in 1961 Corky enrolled in Penn State University’s golf course maintenance program, graduating in 1962. He started working at Moselem Springs Golf Club in 1963 as assistant course superintendent. From 1965 to 1966, he transferred to DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware. He returned to Moselem Springs Golf Club in 1966 and spent the next 36 years as golf course superintendent, retiring in 2004.
Corky passed away in 2006 at the age of 67. This scholarship fund was established by Corky’s family and friends to honor his memory. This fund will provide an annual scholarship to a male or female senior from one of the Berks County school districts (public or parochial) who are planning to attend college to major in either Professional Turfgrass Management or the Professional Golf Management Program, with preference given to students who intend to further their education in the field of Professional Turfgrass Management. In order to apply, the applicant must have been accepted in one of the above-mentioned programs and have a strong commitment to academics by having achieved a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or an 83% or higher on a 100% scale.
To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 15th and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in May.
To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.