Louise Blevins-Leslie Girls Golf Scholarship




This scholarship is in the loving memory of Louise Blevins-Leslie who spent many years on the golf course, playing for pleasure and playing in tournaments. She developed life-long friendships on the course and loved to travel with her husband, Marvin, to play on courses across the southeastern US and Caribbean regions.

Louise was first introduced to golf when her husband gave her a pair of nice golf shoes as a gift. From there, with the help of some golf lessons and helpful friends, she learned to play and became an avid golfer. Her love for golf grew over the 30 years that she played.

Marvin wishes to carry on her memory by encouraging high school females in Smyth County, Virginia to learn to play golf and participate on the high school golf team.

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  1. This scholarship is open to female high school students attending a Smyth County High School.
  2. A maximum of 2 students per high school will be awarded this scholarship annually. Recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent years.
  3. The student must be committed to playing on their respective high school golf team.
  4. Should the student decide that she would not like to play golf, she must return her clubs to Holston Hills Golf Course Pro Shop.

Items Covered By This Scholarship:

  • Golf Clubs and Bag
  • Golf Glove
  • Golf Shoes
  • Golf Attire
  • Golf Lessons
Completed Applications are due April 1, 2024.

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Linda Helton and Mike Robinson with the Smyth County Community Foundation presented a matching grant to Mayor David Helms and the Marion Town Council for their project to upgrade Ogburn Park.

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