Corporate Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Hoffman Construction, Skanska, Bouten/Perkings&Will – Silver Sponsor – Valley Electric, DCI Engineers – Bronze Sponsor: Coughlin Porter and Lundeen
Facilities Services Scholarship Fund
The Facilities Services Scholarship fund was originally established by the employees of WSU Facilities Operations (formerly Physical Plant) to provide a standing benefit derived from employment within Facilities Operations on the Pullman Campus by providing scholarships to incoming freshman at the WSU Pullman campus who were the dependents of a current employee, a retired employee or of an employee who died while employed at Facilities Operations on the Pullman Campus. In recent years the scholarship committee has expanded scholarship eligibility to sophomore, junior and senior students in addition to freshman attending any of the WSU campuses not just those at the Pullman campus. If the scholarship funds are not depleted by the applicants, the remaining funds are returned to the scholarship account.
The Scholarship Committee, made up of current Facilities Services employees, determines the total dollar amount to be available for scholarships each year based on the success of fundraising activities. Evaluation of applications and identification of potential scholarship recipients is handled by the WSU Financial Aid Office. The proceeds from the past Jess Ford of Pullman Hardhat Classic tournaments along with very successful years in terms of personal contributions to the scholarship fund have allowed the Scholarship Committee to endow an annual $2,000 scholarship. Each year a percentage of the proceeds from this golf tournament may be added to the endowment principal to help grow the endowment and assure the viability of future scholarship opportunities. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships totaling $9,000.00 to provide support to new and current students in obtaining their educational goals. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Scholarship Committee has designated $13,200 in scholarship awards.
The tournament raises funds from three sources. Proceeds from participant entry fees will provide approximately $58 from each participant entry fee of $135 to the scholarship fund. The second source is tournament sponsorship opportunities with a variety of sponsorship options which are displayed on the tournament website at hardhatclassic.wsu.edu. Jess Ford of Pullman has once again committed to being our title sponsor and for the ninth year will sponsor the hole-in-one prizes which include this year a Ford F150 STX! A third source of funds is proceeds from an auction of donated items that takes place during the lunch at the end of the tournament.