The Carrier Family established this scholarship as a way to give back to the community and to help a student who exemplifies the Nine Core Values that The First Tee promotes: honesty, integrity, respect, sportsmanship, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgement. These values represent some of the many inherently positive characteristics connected with the game of golf and life

The deadline to apply for the Michael L. Carrier Scholarship is April 1st, 2020 and we ask that you submit your completed application in person or mail to The First Tee – Shenandoah Valley, 690 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

The MLC committee will consider each student’s character, self-motivation, their written essays, as well as an individual interview with the committee. This scholarship is only available to graduating seniors who attend high school in either Harrisonburg or Rockingham County.

To apply, complete the application by April 1 and submit to The First Tee.

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First Tee – Shenandoah Valley has had to postpone its 8th Annual Michael L. Carrier Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit youth development. One $1000 scholarship was presented to a local student.

Left to Right: Allison Bailey $1000 Scholarship winner. Tom Tattersall Executive Director First Tee of Harrisonburg. Congratulations to Allison!

The Michael L. Carrier Memorial Fundraiser golf outing has been held at Heritage Oaks Golf Course for the last eight years (this year’s new proposed tournament date is August 22nd). The local youth development non-profit, focusing on core values and life skills around the game of golf, have been proud to partner with the Carrier family. From this year’s fundraising success one local senior was awarded a $1000 scholarship. Allison Bailey, a senior from Turner Ashby High School, was awarded the MLC Scholarship. Allison plans to attend Eastern Mennonite University and study nursing in the Fall. This is the fifth $1000 scholarship provided to a deserving student in the last four years.

All proceeds of the tournament benefit The First Tee – Shenandoah Valley network that is operating in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Staunton/Waynesboro/Augusta County and Page and Shenandoah County.