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Sam Urzetta Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

This scholarship was created to continue the influence of Sam Urzetta by providing scholarships for higher education to caddies, employees, and children of employees of the Country Club of Rochester.

Application Period

February 1 to July 1

Number and Size of Awards

Number of recipients and award amounts vary; paid in one lump sum in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education.

Eligibility Criteria

For employees, their dependent children, or caddies at the Country Club of Rochester who:

  • plan to attend a two- or four-year college, vocational/technical school, or graduate school; and
  • demonstrate financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated by the Country Club of Rochester. The application is available at the Country Club of Rochester and below:

Sam Urzetta Scholarship Application

Students must complete the application and return it to:

Country Club of Rochester
c/o Ms. Anna Spin
2935 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
Attn: Sam Urzetta Scholarship

This is an Employer Related Scholarship, and eligibility is confirmed by the Country Club of Rochester.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Country Club of Rochester. A committee comprised of a Country Club of Rochester board member and community representatives reviews applications, selects the recipient(s), and informs the Community Foundation.

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in the Summer. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying enrollment to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal between July 1 and August 15.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email with any questions or concerns.


This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.

Donor Information

The Country Club of Rochester (CCR) created this scholarship in memory of professional golfer Sam Urzetta, who was known for winning the US Amateur in 1950 before turning pro. Sam was a humble Rochester sports legend who shared his knowledge of golf with hundreds of others during his 37 years as the CCR’s Head Professional from 1956 to 1993 and as a Golf Professional Emeritus from 1993 to 2010.

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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