Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund

Golf Manitoba announces 2022 scholarship award recipients

Winnipeg, MB – The Board of Directors of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce its award recipients for 2022. These students are active in the Manitoba golf community, have demonstrated academic excellence and are pursuing post-secondary studies at Canadian universities and colleges. In 2022, the Fund awarded $16,500 in scholarships to 11 deserving students.


The Dr. Dwight Parkinson Award has been made possible by Mr. Dave Hill of the St. Charles Country Club. The award recognizes Dr. Parkinson’s long-time commitment to the sport of golf. This $2,000 award is available to a student entering their first year of studies at a post-secondary institution.

Riley graduated from Oak Park High School in the spring of 2022 and has begun his post-secondary studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. Riley was active in his high-school community serving as co-president of the student council, captain of the men’s hockey team and assisted follow students through a peer tutoring program. Riley has been both involved with the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the past four years where he plays recreationally and works in the golf services department.


The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from the estate of the long-time Golf Manitoba volunteer, Mr. Brian Gilhuly. Brian started his volunteerism with Golf Manitoba in 1986 where he served in a variety of capacities for over 30 years until his passing in 2017. This $2,000 award is available to students who are currently in the process of continuing with post-secondary studies.

Jacob had a very successful academic and athletic year at the University of the Fraser Valley. Academically, he made the Dean’s list for both the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms. On the golf course, he recorded four top-three finishes for the Cascades that included a T2 at the 2022 Canadian University/College Golf Championship. The finish earned him a chance to play for Team Canada in the 2022 FISU World University Golf Championship that was held in Torino, Italy.


Golf Manitoba scholarship awards are made possible each year by the Scholarship Fund. These awards are made available to both high school and post-secondary students who are pursuing studies in Canada. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement; however, golf ability and community involvement are also considered. In 2022 each recipient will receive $1,500.


The Craig Yahiro Memorial Scholarship Award is made possible through the generosity of the Yahiro Family and participants in an annual fundraising event at Rossmere Country Club in memory of the late Craig Yahiro. Craig Yahiro was a long-time member of the PGA of Canada where his skillful instruction and great personality and sense of humour helped many improve their game. These awards are available for students who are either Golf Manitoba members or who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation.

The Board of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund extends its sincere congratulations to the 2022 recipients and wishes them all the best in their post-secondary studies.

About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund
The Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund (GMSF) is a registered charity that provides financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 200 scholarships and over $225,000 to students throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

For more information about the Scholarship Fund including information on how to apply or to make a donation, please visit

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Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director, Golf Manitoba