Richard McCurdy Club Sports Golf Scholarship


Richard McCurdy Club Sports Golf Scholarship

Dick began his love of golf in college where he played on  local golf courses.  Throughout his education career (teacher, principal, and coach) in Frederick, Maryland, he enjoyed golfing in local and “long distance” golf outings. He coached High School football, girl’s basketball, and golf. He always felt that sports not only help to develop the physical body but enriched the life skills of the student. After retirement, he worked at a golf club setting up daily play, outings and tournaments. Upon moving the Sun City Grand, he joined the Men’s club and competed in many local tournaments. He taught his wife, Vivian, to play and soon after he was organizing Sunday couples play and golf trips for up to 24 players. He arranged trips from Mesquite, Nevada to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

He also loved basketball and was an avid University of Maryland fan.  He had volunteered as an usher during the Lefty Drisell era. Grand Canyon basketball provided an excellent alternative. You would often find the couple in the stands cheering on the Lopes.

Dick is missed very much but he would be thrilled to know that he is helping a fellow golfer fulfill his dreams. (Dick McCurdy, August 5, 1943 – January 4, 2021)

To qualify student must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must meet university admissions requirements

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate Grand Canyon University traditional ground campus student taking at least 12 hours per semester

  • Applicant shall demonstrate documented financial need as defined by the university’s Office of Financial Aid

  • Applicant must be a current registered Club Sports golf team member

Eligibility and scholarship recipients will be determined by the LEO Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships will be awarded in spring of 2024 for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarship recipients must acknowledge their award in the form of an email thank you within three weeks of notification to