Take a major growing university (Texas Wesleyan University [TWU]), a charitable foundation (the Ben Hogan Foundation), a successful business person (the mentor), and a young person from The First Tee of Fort Worth, and you have one of the most unique partnerships in all the world. That is exactly what we did with the Ben Hogan Foundation Mentor Scholarship.
For a young person participating in The First Tee of Fort Worth, it represents an opportunity for a full, renewable scholarship that includes all books, fees and tuition for four years of college. For a mentor, it represents an opportunity to give back to the community and be personally involved with the formal education of a young adult. For TWU, it represents an opportunity to bring some of the best and brightest young adults into their university while partnering with one of the premier foundations in America. For the Ben Hogan Foundation, it furthers our mission of providing scholarships to deserving young adults.
This spring the Ben Hogan Foundation awarded its third Ben Hogan Foundation Mentor Scholarship to Mr. Conner Parish. Conner was born and raised in Fort Worth. He was an active participant in The First Tee of Fort Worth and the immediate past president of the Junior Advisory Committee. He is an avid golfer and currently a member of the TWU golf team. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance at TWU. His mentor for this scholarship is Mr. Robert Stennett. Conner joins Anthony Harper II and Jacey Patton as young adults who are currently attending college on a Ben Hogan Foundation Mentor Scholarship. Special thanks and recognition to Mr. Mark Kalpakis and Mr. Dean Williams, who are Jacey and Anthony’s mentors, respectively.