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PGA REACH Nebraska Financial Grant Application

Consideration for these funds will be given to:

*The degree of potential benefit to the golf community
*Programs that target youth ages 18 and under, military personnel, people with disabilities, or minorities
*The span of communities the project will reach
*Whether the program targets the new golfer, lapse golfer, and core golfer

The Foundation does not fund endowment campaigns, religious or political activities.


Grant Applications must be submitted and signed by the organization or individual requesting the grant. Persons submitting Grant Applications may request assistance in preparing the Applications from a PGA Professional or the Foundation. The Grant Application deadline for 2023 programs is Wednesday, March 15th, 2023. Grant Applications may be submitted past the deadline or throughout the year, however, consideration of Grant Applications submitted after the deadline is not guaranteed. Individuals or organizations may also apply for grants in consecutive years. Grant awards will be used solely to run the program described in the Grant Application and no one individual or organization is to profit from the grant.

If you have any questions about this survey or to request a paper copy, please contact Bob Danenhauer at or Renee Tyson at




Tasha Keiter Scholarship

Tasha Marie Keiter was born on April 28th, 1993, in Kearney, Nebraska to David and Diane (Dunse) Keiter. She received her education at Kearney High School, where she was active in the marching band and the golf team all four years. Tasha graduated from high school in May of 2011 and was currently attending Hastings College, where she played on the women’s golf team. She enjoyed the game of golf and the people who played it and was a great competitor. Tasha was known for her fun-loving spirit, beautiful smile and long gorgeous curly red hair. Her friends and family recognize her ability to lift up everyone she met with her smile and genuine love to include everyone in her excitement. She had compassion for all animals, especially her dog “Buddy.” Tasha lived life to the fullest each day.

Tasha Keiter, 19, died Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.



About the Scholarship

PGA REACH Nebraska administers the Tasha Keiter Scholarship for young women who enjoy the game of golf. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist female students in furthering their education. One female high school graduate and one female postgraduate will be the Scholarship recipients in the amount of $1,000 each.

Any female graduating high school senior or previous graduate residing within the boundaries of the Nebraska PGA Section is eligible to apply. The Nebraska Section consists of the entire State of Nebraska, part of the State of Iowa west of the 95th-degree longitude, which is approximately Highway 71 and a small portion of South Dakota including Dakota Dunes and Yankton.

Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.




2022 – Lauren Havlat

Lauren currently attends Concordia University in Seward, NE. She began her golf career at Norris High School in Lincoln before signing with Concordia to be part of their Women’s Golf Team. She is majoring in Biology and plans to pursue nursing school after graduating in May of 2023.












2022 – Kaitlyn Hanna 

Kaitlyn, a multi-sport athlete at Omaha Westside, is best known as a two-time individual State Champion golfer who founded a golf camp to inspire younger girls to play the game of golf. She holds ten school golf records and recorded the lowest girl’s golf score of any class in NSAA history with a 9 under par, 63. She will attend the University of Iowa on a golf scholarship in the fall of 2022.


2022 – Emery Custer 

Emery graduated from Broken Bow High School and will be attending Concordia University in the fall of 2022, where she will compete women’s golf team. Custer’s high school career has been highlighted by record-breaking rounds and back-to-back team state titles in the NSAA Class C Girl’s Golf Championships.







2022 – Angela Messere

Angela enjoys the tight-knit community that Grand Island Central Catholic High School offers, and she’s represented the Crusaders through Golf, Speech, Journalism, Musicals, and Big-Little Crusaders. She will attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to join UNL’s PGA Golf Management Program to work towards her PGA Membership and a career in the golf industry.