2024 GCSANC Scholarship Applications!

Our 2024 Scholarship Applications are open!

We offer two distinct scholarships to help aspiring individuals achieve their educational goals.

Dr. M. Ali Harivandi Scholarship: This scholarship, formerly known as the “Industry Scholarship,” is designed for high school seniors, college students, and current members of the golf industry. It supports those who are pursuing continuing education at accredited institutions and are aiming for careers as golf course superintendents or in closely related fields within the golf industry.

Legacy Scholarship: This scholarship is exclusively available to immediate family members of GCSANC members in good standing. It aims to support those pursuing education at postsecondary institutions.

Application Process

We have moved to an online application process!

Access our online applications here!

We encourage you to share this information with potential candidates who could benefit from these scholarships.


All applications must be submitted online by April 5, 2024. Please note that we will not accept mailed or emailed applications.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office at (916) 485-6364 or email brittany@connerlyandassociates.com.

We encourage all eligible candidates to apply and take advantage of this opportunity for assistance in pursuing their educational goals!

You can also read about our 2023 scholarship recipients here!

Intern Housing Assistance Available!

GCSANC is offering rental housing assistance of up to $1,000 per month for up to four months to interns at GCSANC member courses (pending funds availability). GCSANC will confirm the internship status with the course superintendent prior to awarding funds.


Important: In order to familiarize grant recipients with the GCSANC community, recipients will be expected to:

• Attend one GCSANC event during their internship (event dates to be provided to grant recipients when available)

• Submit one article for publication in GCSANC magazine and/or on GCSANC website about their experiences as an Intern

Final intern assistance payment will be withheld pending satisfaction of two conditions above. If no GCSANC events are scheduled during the recipient’s internship, they will not be held responsible for filling the first requirement.

Intern assistance funds will be made payable to the intern’s landlord and will be mailed to the recipient in monthly installments (mailed by the 25th of each month for receipt by the 1st of the following month).

Please note deadline is Friday, April 5, 2024.

You’re invited! Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day

The below message is on behalf of University of California, Riverside.

Attend this year’s field day to learn about the latest Turfgrass research, experience the trade-show, research stops, and network with others in the industry.

Who Should Attend?

The event is open to scientists, academics, managers of large scale turf facilities or companies, and all others interested in current Turfgrass research.

View the agenda here! | Register Now!