June 3, 2019 – The Board of Director’s of the Missouri Women’s Golf Education Association announce and congratulate the 2019 MWGEA Scholarship Award Recipients!

2019 MWGEA Scholarship Award Recipients

Jessalyn Shipp, Kansas City


  • Class Valedictorian
  • Member of VEX robotics team
  • 4-year Golf All Conference and All District and two time State Qualifier
  • She plans to attend SD School of Mines and Technology (accelerated master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering)
  • 4.46 GPA

An excerpt from Jessalyn’s Essay:

“I want to be able to help other people get stronger and healthier so that they can do as they please with their lives.”

Lauren Gallagher, St. Charles


  • State Champions in Golf Junior-Senior year
  • National Honor Society and STEM Scholar
  • She plans to attend Univ of Kentucky (major in Nursing and minor in Spanish)
  • 4.375 GPA

An excerpt from Lauren’s Essay:

“Winning state each time was the best experience of my golf career”

Werthen Gass, Trenton, MO


  • Grand River Conference Scholar Athlete and GRC Player of the Week
  • March of Dimes Committe Chair and hundreds of hours of community service and fundraising
  • She plans to attend Missouri State Univ.
  • 3.93 GPA

An excerpt from Werthen’s Essay:

“After passing the exam, I hope to work providing legal counsel for a non-profit company that serves children”

Olivia Sowers, Columbia, MO


  • Recipient of Varsity Sportsmanship Bruin Cup Award
  • Future member of University of Missouri Golf Team
  • She plans to attend Univ of Missouri and major in Agriculture Business Management with a Minor in Geography
  • 3.34 GPA

An excerpt from Olivia’s Essay:

“From a young age I enjoyed helping others, which instilled a value of service to others in me.”

Samantha Cornelius, Hamilton, MO


  • State Golf Medalist 2016-18, Sectional Champion 2018
  • MGA Player of the Year 2017
  • Principal’s Honor Roll 2017 and 2018
  • She plans to attend Johnson and Wales Univ
  • 3.83 GPA

An excerpt from Sam’s Essay:

“The opportunities I have had to play around the Midwest and the friends that I have made thru MGA Junior events are a major part of shaping what I want to do in life.”

Olivia Voelker, Frohna, MO


  • Varsity Golf Team and School Ambassador
  • National Honor Society 2017 and 2018
  • She plans to attend Univ of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 4.0 GPA

An excerpt from Olivia’s Essay:

“The opportunities success I have seen from golf has proven to me that hard work really does yield success”

Marissa Jensen, Stanberry, MO


  • Many hours of community service
  • Honor Roll all four years
  • Active in 4-h, FBLA, FCCLA and FAA
  • Student Council President Junior – Senior
  • Plans to attend Univ of Missouri – Columbia
  • 4.0 GPA

An excerpt from Marissa’s Essay:

“I strive to set an example for the children in our community, in hopes to shape their view of what they want to become”