Manji and Ngecu win Congaree Global Golf Initiative scholarships

Bianca Ngecu in action during Limuru Junior Open at Limuru Golf and Country Club, October 23, 2023. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

Youngsters, Junaid Ayaz Manji and Bianca Ngecu have been nominated to attend the 2024 Congaree Global Golf Initiative (CGGI).

In an invite extended to the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), the two will attend the forum, an immersive collegiate preparatory program tailored for high school students from the USA and abroad with ambitions to play golf at the collegiate level. 

Selected participants are invited to attend an all-expense-paid, one-week summer session at Congaree. Under the program, selectees are provided with the highest level of golf coaching, academic counselling, mentorship, and ongoing support to enhance their opportunities for success when applying to college.

Most CGGI participants in the first four classes received golf scholarship offers from accredited four-year colleges and universities, and 95% enrolled in college. 

JGF issued a call to members to submit applications for consideration to the program, and 14 applications were received for the 2024 Congaree Global Golf Initiative (CGGI). 

Eight applicants met the requirements and were forwarded to Congaree. Out of the eight, Bianca Ngecu and Junaid Ayaz Manji were successful.  

“We are excited to welcome Bianca and Junaid this summer! They are booked to join us in Scotland the first week of August. Thank you again to Junior Golf Foundation - Kenya for your help identifying young people for this opportunity " said Ben Grandy- Executive Director of Congaree Foundation

“A hearty congratulation to Junaid and Bianca for this great achievement. We wish them every success in the program.

“JGF is committed towards the development of junior golf in Kenya, College golf is an important pathway that remains key to transitioning a junior golfer to a top amateur or professional golfer." said Regina Gachora, President Junior Golf Foundation.

"JGF shall continue to identify opportunities in colleges and universities and share such opportunities with our members.”

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