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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.
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 their academic/professional ability and financial need.
The application period is currently closed.
Olivia Ottman just finished up her senior year at Grand Island Northwest
High School. She will attend Wayne State College in the fall of 2023, where she will
study Business Administration and compete on the Women’s Golf Team.
Ottman was the 2021 Central Conference Champion, the 2022 B-3 District
Champion and medaled 13th at Class B State Golf in 2022!
“I am honored to receive the Tasha Keiter Scholarship. I love the game of
golf, and I will work very hard to represent Tasha’s legacy. I am so grateful
for everyone who has helped me along the way, especially Nebraska PGA
for doing a great job supporting junior golf.”
Kylie Vanschoiack grew up in Lincoln Nebraska her whole life. She currently attends the University of Nebraska Lincoln and she will be a sophomore in the fall of 2023. Kylie is majoring in PGA Golf Management with a minor in business. It has been a dream of hers to pursue a career in the golf industry.
“My goal is to one day be a female swing instructor specifically for women and children. Expanding the game of golf to women and children is something that I am extremely passionate about. I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the Tasha Keiter scholarship.”