2017 Herman Sani Scholarship Winners Announced

The Iowa Golf Association (IGA) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Herman Sani Scholarship Awards. Anne Gradoville of Des Moines, Willis Gaer of Des Moines, Jesper Holke-Farnam of Grundy Center, and Ryan Feauto of Carroll, will receive a four year scholarship of $2,000 per year. The individuals will be recognized at the Herman Sani Invitational Golf Tournament held at Echo Valley Golf Club in Norwalk on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Anne Gradoville is the daughter of Bernard and Kathleen Gradoville. She plans on attending the University of Northern Iowa this fall. There she plans on studying speech pathology. She will also be playing on the University of Northern Iowa Women’s Golf team.



Willis Gaer is the son of Dave and Anne Gaer. He will be attending Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky in the fall. There he plans on studying Business with a focus on Economics or Finance. He will also be playing on the Eastern Kentucky Men’s Golf team in the fall.



Jesper Holke-Farnam is the son of Corrine and Rod Holke-Farnam. He will be attending the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to studying in the PGA Golf Management Program.



Ryan Feauto is the son of Jim and Janet Feauto. He will be attending Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa where he will be on the Defender’s Men’s Golf team. There he will be studying Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary.



The Herman Sani Scholarship Program was established in 1958. Herman Sani (pictured at the top of the page) had a passion for golf for golf and young people. Sani was the first director of the Iowa Golf Association and served the organization for over 30 years. This scholarship was created his memory with the purpose to assist Iowa students to further their education. As of 2016, 170 college-bound students have been awarded this four-year scholarship.

Most of the scholarship money comes from the generous donations by Hyperion member and corporate sponsors. The Iowa Golf Association and point events from around the state also make significant contributions to the fund. For more information about the scholarship visit our website at www.iowagolf.org/scholarships/.

The Iowa Golf Association serves as the governing body of golf for the state of Iowa. Run by amateur golfers the IGA provides a variety of programs and services that benefit everyone who plays the game.

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