On the golf course, in the classroom and throughout his community recent high school graduate Tyler Nagy exceeds all expectations. His efforts did not go unnoticed when applying for the South Florida PGA Foundation Scholarship. 2018 Valedictorian at Sebastian River High School, Nagy is the first to receive this scholarship, with the purpose to support local high school seniors pursue their higher education. Attending Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Nagy plans to study Mathematics and complete his master’s in business administration while playing on the men’s soccer team.
“I am honored to be the first recipient of the South Florida PGA Foundation Scholarship,” said Tyler. “I plan to use the scholarship to help pay for my undergraduate costs of attendance at Rollins.” Nagy further explained it would allow him to focus on gaining further education in graduate school. New in 2018, the SFPGA Foundation Scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship divvied up into four-year installments of $5,000. Each year the student will receive funding upon approval of their academic standing. The purpose is to build relationships with scholarship recipients and continue to support local juniors like Nagy. Tyler was also awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit. Nagy is not only a soccer player, but a golfer as well. Nagy had participated in South Florida PGA programs like Drive, Chip and Putt and PGA Junior League.
Along with the support of the South Florida PGA Foundation, Tyler said his biggest supporters are his parents Elissa and Bela Nagy. Being the son of a PGA Professional, Tyler began playing golf at a young age and acquired love for the game and the many friends and memories that came along with it. His father Bela is Director of Golf at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach. “The scholarship application process allowed me to put into words my love for golf and the way the game has helped me grow as a person,” said Nagy. “As well as let me showcase the work I have done in high school.” For his CAS (Community, Activity, Service) Project needed for his International Baccalaureate Diploma Program while in high school, Tyler knew right away what he wanted to do. “I immediately knew I wanted to do a golf tournament also and I wanted to honor Jimmy’s life, and soon began formulating the Jimmy Graves Memorial Golf Tournament.” Tyler explained in his scholarship application that Jimmy was a classmate and teammate that passed away in a tragic boating accident in 2016. Nagy was able to raise over $6,000 for the Jimmy Graves Foundation.
The South Florida PGA Foundation is proud to support Tyler Nagy in his future endeavors, based on his academic, philanthropic and valuable achievements. On June 13th Nagy was awarded during the South Florida PGA’s Annual Meeting at Weston Hills Country Club, with a symbolic check for $20,000. We look forward to seeing what is next for Tyler, and we are excited to watch him achieve his career goals of becoming an accountant or consultant and work towards becoming a Chief Financial Officer. Until then, we will be checking in to make sure he continues to grow and achieve all he has set out to at Rollins College. Maybe he can check off some items from his collegiate bucket list like play soccer for four years, take as many classes as possible, and study abroad in Italy or Hungary. For more information on the South Florida PGA Foundation or how you could support students like Tyler click here now.
About the South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the south Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,800 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and game of golf.