SLUH Scholarship Golf Classic Nets $165,000+ for Financial Aid
During a time of economic uncertainty, the St. Louis University High community rallied to support the school’s robust financial aid program at the 9th annual Scholarship Golf Classic. The event, a virtual occasion this year from September 17-20, raised more than $165,000 to help ensure all qualified students can attend SLUH, regardless of their families’ economic circumstances.
“Support for our financial aid program allows us to meet 100 percent of families’ demonstrated financial need, which is likely to increase this year,” says SLUH President Alan Carruthers. “We are very grateful to all of our sponsors and participants who supported this worthwhile event. Their generosity helps us continue our proud Jesuit tradition of offering need-blind admission to promising young men.”
The Scholarship Golf Classic – Presented by Mungenast St. Louis Acura, Mungenast Alton Toyota, and the Kurt & Katie Mungenast Foundation – moved to a virtual event this year due to the global pandemic. Instead of playing golf, participants were randomly assigned a golfer competing in the major golf tournament contested at Winged Foot Golf Course. Prizes were awarded based on the assigned golfer’s performance, including for best round each day or for finishing in last place. Patrick Steinway ’02, who was paired with tournament champion Bryson DeChambeau, won a two-year lease on a brand new 2020 Acura TLX A-Spec, courtesy of Mungenast St. Louis Acura.
The remarkable success of the Scholarship Golf Classic, which netted about the same as last year’s in-person event, comes months after another incredible fundraising achievement during the pandemic. Cashbah, the SLUH classic dinner auction, raised more than $1.2 million for financial aid despite moving to a virtual event April 3-4.
A strong financial aid program supports the socioeconomic diversity of the SLUH student body. Since 2008, the amount of direct aid has tripled, and the number of students benefiting from that aid has doubled. This school year, SLUH offers $4.4 million in aid to more than 40 percent of its students.
Donors shared an evening of food and conversation in support of financial aid at the Scholarship Golf Classic. (Photos by Giuseppe Vitellaro '15, ASC 30.)